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.
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
30 August 2014 12:00 AM
Four out of five independent schools ditched GCSEs in at least one subject area in favour of the more traditional international version of the exam, according to figures released today.
28 August 2014 04:40 PM
More than 100,000 11-year-olds still cannot master the "three Rs", despite an improvement in national curriculum test results this year.
27 August 2014 06:51 PM
There is no evidence that Government investment in new education structures such as academies and free schools has had any impact on pupil performance, according to a major study.
27 August 2014 05:31 PM
Labour is promoting plans for new "technical universities", offering earn-while-you-learn degrees in technical subjects vital to the future of the UK economy.
University system geared towards foreign students could undermine our economy, says warns vice-chancellor
24 August 2014 09:42 PM
‘We educate overseas students to compete against us’, says Nigel Carrington
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
A-level results 2014: Independent schools see drop in A grades despite one in five entries obtaining the top mark
23 August 2014 12:00 AM
Nearly one in five A-level entries from private school were awarded an A* grade, according to figures released by independent schools.
21 August 2014 07:35 PM
Leading schools are considering action against the exam boards after poorer results
21 August 2014 07:31 PM
Spanish will replace French as the most popular foreign language in schools, the head of the country’s biggest exam board said today.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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- 2 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
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- 4 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 5 Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond