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.
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.
16 July 2014 10:00 PM
I have often written about headteachers facing the sack after a poor report on their school by Ofsted. Headteachers' leaders such as Russell Hobby, of the National Association of Head Teachers, and Brian Lightman, of the Association of School and College Leaders, call it "football manager syndrome".
16 July 2014 10:00 PM
15 July 2014 06:28 PM
His departure may raise a smile among teachers, but his record deserves a more in-depth scrutiny
09 July 2014 10:20 PM
09 July 2014 10:15 PM
The competition, which is backed by The Independent, is is taking to the roads again with a nation-wide tour of 15 major cities
'Conflict of interest': Outcry at plan to put multimillionaire Tory donor David Ross in charge of Ofsted
04 July 2014 07:58 PM
Carphone Warehouse multimillionaire David Ross is favourite for key educational post, but critics complain of a clash with his role as founder of an academy chain
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK
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