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.
20 May 2015 10:30 PM
20 May 2015 12:01 AM
They were also the least likely group to agree that reading is 'cool'
14 May 2015 12:00 AM
Little is leaving his post as headmaster at the end of this term after 13 years
13 May 2015 02:54 PM
Three songs from the record will be studied as part of the new AQA course
Students mastering basic maths and science could earn economy more than £2 trillion extra a year, study claims
13 May 2015 12:00 AM
OECD ranks the UK 20th out of 76 nations in basic skills in the subjects
13 May 2015 12:00 AM
This means more academies and free schools, and more rigorous exams
06 May 2015 05:51 PM
Tony Little said they boarding schools were 'in part to blame' for the image of them portrayed in the 1960’s as 'shadowy, strange institutions'
Britain's boarding schools told to adopt 'gender neutral' uniform policies to avoid discrimination against LGBT pupils
06 May 2015 05:06 PM
'LGBT bullying is as important as sexist and racist bullying'
03 May 2015 03:43 PM
At least three schools had dead animals placed in their playgrounds
03 May 2015 12:00 AM
Maths and English jobs are hardest for schools to fill, while the newly qualified are often not ready for the classroom
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Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
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