About Mike Baker: 

Mike was an award-winning education journalist, broadcaster conference facilitator, and education consultant. After a 27 year career at the BBC including nearly 20 years as their Education Correspondent, he wrote a regular column for The Education Guardian and continued to broadcast as a freelance. He chaired numerous education conferences, was a member of several advisory bodies, and was a trustee of two education charities, National Education Trust (NET) and Villiers Park. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Education by Oxford Brookes University in 2011. He has twice won the UK Education Journalist of the Year Award and this website won the Best Online Education Commentary Award 2011. For more see 'Biography'.

Sadly, Mike died on 21 September 2012 peacefully at Princess Alice Hospice after suffering from lung cancer for 18 months (having been a lifelong non-smoker). For more details please see Mike's Cancer Blog.

This website will be kept open, and the cancer blog will be used to let people know about how we will be honouring Mike's legacy.


465,000+ page views so far. Thanks!

Interested in cancer issues? Then click on the tab above to view Mike's Cancer Blog, listed at Number 5 in Cision's 'Top 10 Cancer Blogs in the UK'.


You can search for all articles and blogs on this site using the search box at top right of this page.

Up-date: Following the changes at the former Teachers TV, you can still access all Mike's programmes for the channel via www.teachersmedia.co.uk Just put 'Mike Baker' in the search box.

All of Mike Baker's past articles for The Guardian are here: www.guardian.co.uk/profile/mikebaker