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.
Controversial Durand Education Trust faces 'misconduct or mismanagement' inquiry by Charity Commission
18 February 2015 08:40 PM
Chair Margaret Hodge also questioned the fact the headteacher earned £160,000 from a firm set up to run a leisure centre on the site in addition to his £229,000 salary
18 February 2015 08:33 PM
Exclusive: Dame Sally Coates says the 'time has come for an independent review of admissions across the country'
17 February 2015 12:01 AM
The DfE failed to concede there is a great need for sex education
Sex education: Tories snub puts teenagers at risk of ‘pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and exploitation’
17 February 2015 12:01 AM
Conservatives attacked over failure to make primary school lessons compulsory
MPs want tougher controls over academy trust finances after revelations that directors have been allowed to develop 'inappropriate business interests'
15 February 2015 12:00 AM
Chair of Public Accounts Committee cites the case of a headteacher who enhanced his £200,000 salary with £160,000 from a private company he ran on school premises
12 February 2015 12:00 AM
According to the analysis by the Sutton Trust, only one of Ukip's 30 candidates has an Oxbridge background
11 February 2015 09:20 PM
10 February 2015 06:10 PM
Ofsted should stop ranking schools as “outstanding” because the classification means they are not inspected for several years, by which time their standards may have slipped, a senior headteacher has warned.
10 February 2015 12:16 AM
State schools are breaching government guidelines by asking parents to cover costs
08 February 2015 12:00 AM
A cross-party campaign wants an end to the unfair tax anomaly that exempts academies
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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