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.
08 December 2014 12:00 AM
I am wholeheartedly behind both Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and her Labour opposite number Tristram Hunt in calling for more emphasis to be placed on character-building and promoting self-esteem amongst today’s schoolchildren.
08 December 2014 12:00 AM
Nurseries and children’s centres should be giving parents lessons in how to talk to their children in a bid to close the gap in performance between rich and poor pupils.
07 December 2014 10:06 PM
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan wants ex-armed services personnel to develop values such as self-confidence, respect and leadership in schoolchildren
07 December 2014 12:00 AM
Disadvantaged pupils may find their chances of a place at top universities such as Cambridge scuppered by the Government's A-level reforms, the university's head of recruitment warns.
04 December 2014 12:00 AM
It can cost up to £700 a year for students to travel to and from college
03 December 2014 06:16 PM
Move aims to make UK grads more competitive
03 December 2014 05:30 PM
Head of select committee says the views of head teachers have changed his opinion
02 December 2014 06:51 PM
Three people in charge of north London primary face allegations of gross misconduct
02 December 2014 08:04 AM
Claims about Al-Hijrah school are being investigated by council officials
02 December 2014 12:00 AM
Around 400 of the most “highly able” 11- to 14-year-olds at non-selective state schools will be picked
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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
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