If you don’t have an institutional journal subscription, nearly all my publications (apart from books) can be downloaded in final draft form from ResearchGate here:

Alternatively many of them are available from my university web page here:


Leaton Gray, S and Scott, D (2023) Women curriculum theorists: Power, knowledge and subjectivity (London, Routledge) Part of the Studies in Curriculum Theory Series (Editor: William Pinar)

Leaton Gray, S and Phippen, A (2021) Digital Children: A Guide for Adults (London, John Catt Publications)

Leaton Gray, S; Mehisto, P and Scott, D (2018) Curriculum Reform in the European Schools: Towards a 21st Century Vision (London, Palsgrave) OPEN ACCESS so download for free here:

Leaton Gray, S and Phippen, A (2017) Invisibly blighted: the digital erosion of childhood (UCL IOE Press)

Leaton Gray, S (2006) Teachers under Siege (Stoke-on-Trent, Trentham Books)

Peer reviewed articles/chapters

Perryman, J. Leaton Gray, S. Hargreaves, E. and Saville, K. (2022) ‘Feeling Overwhelmed’: Pedagogy and professionalism in a pandemic Pedagogy, Culture and Society DOI:10.1080/14681366.2022.2133157

Leaton Gray, S (2022) “Phantasy and play: Susan Isaacs and child development” in London Review of Education, 20 (1), 41. DOI:

Kucirkova, N and Leaton Gray, S (2022) “Beyond personalisation: embracing democratic learning within artificially intelligent education systems” in Educational Theory, forthcoming

Leaton Gray, S. Mägdefrau, J and Riel, M (2022) “Life in the digital slow lane: how deprived young people are set up to fail” in British Journal of Educational Studies 70 (2) 145-162

Leaton Gray (2021) “Life in the digital slow lane: How deprived young people are set up to fail” British Journal of Educational Studies. doi:10.1080/00071005.2021.1919596

Leaton Gray, S (2020) “Artificial intelligence in schools: towards a democratic future” London Review of Education. doi:10.14324/lre.18.2.02

Leaton Gray, S (2018) “Biometrics in schools” in Deakin, J. Taylor, E. and  Kupchik, A. (Eds) Handbook of School Security, Surveillance and Punishment (London, Palgrave)

Leaton Gray, S (2017) “The social construction of time in contemporary education: implications for technology, equality and Bernstein’s ‘conditions for democracy” ‘British Journal of Sociology of Education 38:1, 60-71, DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2016.1234366 OPEN ACCESS

Leaton Gray, S (2013) “The ‘Big Society’, education and power” Power and Education 5 (3) 248-261

Leaton Gray, S and Whitty, G (2010) “Social trajectories or disrupted identities? Changes in the nature of teacher professionalism under New Labour” Cambridge Journal of Education (40) 1, 5 — 23

Leaton Gray, S and Whitty, G (2007) “Comprehensive schooling and social inequality in London: past, present, and possible future” in Brighouse, T and Fullick, L (Eds) Education in a Global City: Essays from London (London, Institute of Education)

Leaton Gray, S Howell, C and Franklin, C D (2007) “Post impact evaluation of an E-learning cross-infection control CD-ROM provided to all general dental practitioners in England” British Dental Journal, 28 September 2007: 1-5

Leaton Gray, S (2007) “Teacher as Technician: semi-professionalism after the 1988 Education Reform Act and its effects on conceptions of pupil identity” Policy Futures in Education (5) 2: 194-203

Leaton Gray, S (2006) “What does it mean to be a teacher? Three tensions within contemporary teacher professionalism examined in terms of government policy and the knowledge economy” FORUM (48) 3: 305-315

Leaton Gray, S (2004) Defining the Future: An Interrogation of Education and Time British Journal of Sociology of Education (25) 3: 323-340

Commissioned reports

Leaton Gray, S Saville, K, Hargreaves, E Jones, E and Perryman, J (2021) Moving Up: secondary school transition processes during the COVID-19 Pandemic (London, UCL Institute of Education)

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Leaton Gray, S Scott, D, Pachler, N Reiss, M and Gutierrez-Peris, D (2015) External Evaluation of a Proposal for the Reorganisation of Secondary Studies in the European School System (Brussels, Office of the Director General of the European Schools) Reports A, B and C

Leaton Gray, S Scott, D and Auld, E (2014) Curriculum Development: A Report for the International Baccalaureate Organisation (The Hague: IBO)

Leaton Gray, S (2005) An Enquiry into Continuing Professional Development for Teachers (London, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation)


Leaton Gray, S (2006) “The History of the Cambridge Supervision” Wolfson College Magazine (30) 2005-2006 p 13-21

Leaton Gray, S (2005) Enriching engineering education through the use of small group tutorials at Cambridge University (Cambridge, Cambridge University)