He earned from Open University his Bachelor of Arts in 1974.
He also earned from the University of East Anglia his Master of Arts in 1984.
Fred Sedgwick studied at St. Luke’s College and received the Certificate in Education in 1968. He also earned from Open University his Bachelor of Arts in 1974 and from the University of East Anglia his Master of Arts in 1984.
Fred Sedgwick has worked as a teacher in Stevenage and Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. He also was a head teacher at Swing Gate First School in Berkhamsted from 1975 to 1981, at Bramford Primary School in Ipswich during 1981-1984 and at Downing Primary School in Ipswich from 1984 to 1990.
In addition, Sedgwick was a tutor at the Open University in 1986-1987. He also was an in-service education lecturer for local authorities and other organizations, freelance lecturer and writer.
Sedgwick's work has appeared in many poetry anthologies for children, including "The Works" and "Read Me and Laugh". He has also published three collections of poetry for adults.
Besides, Sedgwick has been a contributor of articles on education and other subjects to periodicals, including Guardian, Times Educational Supplement, Art and Craft, Curriculum, and Cambridge Journal of Education.
Quotes from others about the person
John Cotton: "He is one of that honourable company of poets who succeed in writing poetry for children and not condescending comic joke books."
Fred Sedgwick married Dawn Anne Toft in 1980. The couple has a son.