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.
30 March 2015 04:13 PM
Delegates at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' conference heard that growing numbers of heads were now earning more than the Prime Minister
General Election 2015: Labour promise legislation to boost vocational education and apprenticeships within 100 days if elected
30 March 2015 03:23 PM
Education spokesman Tristram Hunt: 'Within 100 days you will have a Labour education Bill about vocational education, apprenticeships and training'
30 March 2015 01:50 PM
Analysis finds children's school outcomes are only slightly improved at age five if they have taken advantage of free nursery places
30 March 2015 01:32 AM
Some teachers are even considering quitting the profession, despite not having had any allegations levelled against them, through fear that it might happen
Why teachers are so angry: Botched education reforms, increased workload, meddling ministers...you name it!
25 March 2015 10:40 PM
25 March 2015 07:24 PM
Disadvantaged pupils double in city's grammar schools
25 March 2015 12:03 AM
Schools are using two-tier testing to boost ‘poor’ admissions
22 March 2015 07:55 PM
The Government programme gives schools extra cash for every disadvantaged pupil they take in
Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system
20 March 2015 05:43 PM
With Finland radically reforming the way its children are taught, Richard Garner visits Helsinki to find out if the teachers approve
19 March 2015 12:00 AM
Barclays went in to job centres and its own branches to tout for people who fancied seizing the chance to aim for a top job
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
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- 2 Germanwings plane crash: Video shows co-pilot Andreas Lubitz learning to fly as a teenager
- 3 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 4 Germanwings crash: Captain of doomed plane was only 'on board because he changed job to spend more time with his children'
- 5 Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans