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.
29 September 2014 03:15 PM
Move follows students' complaints from about standard of teaching they receive in first year
29 September 2014 12:01 AM
The exams regulator has acknowledged that 6 per cent of examiners are 'inadequate', according to Mr Harman
25 September 2014 06:08 PM
Tests for six-year-olds have shown thousands more pupils reaching the required reading standard in the Government’s new phonics check, results have showed.
25 September 2014 04:57 PM
Hundreds of co-ed state schools do not have a single girl studying physics in their sixth-forms, according to a new report.
24 September 2014 06:24 PM
Children are being hidden away from the public because a culture of “oversensitivity and overreaction” means schools are afraid to laud their achievements publicly, a head teachers’ leader has warned.
24 September 2014 12:00 AM
Lessons should start at primary level
23 September 2014 05:36 PM
Heads and teachers are losing confidence in the marking of GCSE and A-level exams, according to new research published today.
23 September 2014 02:07 AM
The gap in performance between poor and better-off pupils is just as high in schools ranked “outstanding” as those labelled “inadequate”, researchers have found.
23 September 2014 12:00 AM
Growing numbers of teenagers with top-class vocational qualifications are being recruited by UK universities while the number with A-levels dwindle, according to figures released today.
22 September 2014 12:01 AM
Children aged eight or over and whose parents get working tax credits are excluded from free school meals
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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