Richard Garner has been Education Editor of The Independent for 12 years and writing about the subject for 34 years. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a disc jockey in London pubs and clubs and for a hospital radio station. His main hobbies are cricket (watching these days) and theatre. On his days off, he is most likelt to be found at Lord’s or the King’s Head Theatre Club.
25 July 2014 12:00 AM
Teachers have today chosen their favourite role model: Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Harry Potter’s school, Hogwarts, heads their all-time top 10 of teachers from the world of fiction.
24 July 2014 06:38 PM
A growing number of UK universities are targeting the recruitment of white students in the wake of evidence showing they are the least likely ethnic group to apply go on to higher education.
24 July 2014 03:31 PM
A pioneering plan to give schools more responsibility over the fate of excluded pupils has cut the number of expulsions, according to research published today.
24 July 2014 12:00 AM
Some academy chains are “highly ineffective” in improving the prospects of disadvantaged pupils, according to ground-breaking research published today.
24 July 2014 12:00 AM
Britain’s leading universities have performed a U-turn over the methods they use to attract more disadvantaged students, says a report out today.
23 July 2014 11:30 PM
There may be a frisson of horror in vice-chancellor circles at the latest initiative from Goldsmiths College. The south London university has become the first in the country to permit a student representative to sit in on the body that determines the university vice-chancellor's pay.
23 July 2014 04:08 PM
Schools could be allowed to give top priority to disadvantaged pupils in the battle for places, under new proposals being drawn up by the Government.
23 July 2014 12:04 AM
Black and ethnic minority students face discrimination in seeking a university place, according to a study published today.
22 July 2014 06:05 PM
Teachers face being barred from the profession if they fail to protect British values in their schools, new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan declared today.
22 July 2014 04:00 PM
Students graduating from Trinity College in Cambridge, notched up a record number of firsts this summer as their college topped the university’s league table for degree results for the fourth year in succession.
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