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.
18 December 2014 12:18 AM
Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds have had to work harder to get in
18 December 2014 12:00 AM
Oxford still tops the league table for research quality
16 December 2014 05:57 PM
Schools are struggling to find the finances and resources to educate Gypsy and Roma children because fear of discrimination means many of their parents are not revealing their true ethnicity, hampering efforts to provide extra funding, inspectors have said. The finding comes as official figures show the number of Gypsy and Roma pupils in UK schools have increased from 16,735 to 19,030 in the past year, after work restrictions were lifted for Romanians within the EU.
14 December 2014 12:00 AM
14 December 2014 12:00 AM
11 December 2014 11:54 PM
Teenagers would be more likely to study maths at A-level if they were told what salaries it would help them earn in future, according to new research.
11 December 2014 06:17 PM
University cuts pile pressure on staff to raise research income
11 December 2014 06:05 PM
Attainment levels for poorer pupils still ‘unacceptable’ in many regions, minister warns
10 December 2014 09:13 PM
As the Department for Education announces a new ‘real-world maths’ qualification to stop students dropping the subject after GCSE, Richard Garner visits a college that is already teaching maths that relates to real life
10 December 2014 09:04 PM
Nice to note that Birmingham is obviously doing something right after everything written about the “Trojan Horse” affair’s adverse influence on its schools.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more