Jackie Holderness has been involved in primary education for over 20 years. She has lived overseas for much of her life and has taught French and English as a foreign language. She currently works as a primary teacher trainer in Oxford, and regularly provides in-service training for teachers from all over the world.

Jackie has published several ELT courses with Oxford University Press, including Chatterbox, Zoom, Cool!, and Zabadoo! Plus for young learners. She has also written the Top Songs Activity Books as well as the Start With Words and Pictures Activity Book.