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.
09 January 2015 12:20 AM
Sir David Bell has a point – just imagine if the Michael Gove years in education were followed by an ideologue with a different emphasis taking charge of the nation’s schools.
08 January 2015 12:00 AM
This year, for the first time, no government speaker was billed to appear at the conference
07 January 2015 05:52 PM
Waterloo, Agincourt and Magna Carta all have century anniversaries
07 January 2015 05:45 PM
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan refused to agree that schools offering poor advice should be sanctioned
07 January 2015 04:11 PM
Plans originally caused controversy when announced last year
07 January 2015 03:47 PM
Only 21 per cent of boys and 15 per cent of girls attain the minimum target of 60 minutes of physical activity a day
07 January 2015 12:00 AM
LGA urges government to close loophole for academies and free schools
05 January 2015 05:43 PM
Courses, which cost £3,950 a year, see sharp rise in popularity
05 January 2015 01:51 PM
Think tank: Universities need to be transparent if they want to raise fees further
31 December 2014 05:37 PM
Extra money is needed to help fill the ‘black hole’ in university budgets, it is claimed
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors: 'I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK'
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers