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.
06 November 2014 12:00 AM
It was like manna from heaven to hear David Laws's call to prevent ministers from meddling in the content of the curriculum and determining whether standards have improved in the classroom. The schools minister has proposed a new, independent body to oversee content and standards.
05 November 2014 06:50 PM
First project of its kind promises disadvantaged children the highest level of education
04 November 2014 09:19 AM
There are many ways in which the assessment system could encourage more creativity in schools.
04 November 2014 09:19 AM
Learning by rote struggles to get the best results when transforming today's pupils into tomorrow’s innovative workforce. By developing a less formal style of teaching, youngsters can flourish in the classroom
03 November 2014 12:00 AM
One in four surveyed said they weren’t equipped to deal with discipline issues
02 November 2014 09:28 PM
Liberal Democrat Schools minister calls for brake on 'corrosive impact' of political meddling in schools policy
02 November 2014 01:41 PM
The Liberal Democrat Schools Minister said he wanted a brake on the 'corrosive impact' of self-interested political meddling in schools policy
31 October 2014 06:27 PM
Hundreds of trainee teachers who failed to qualify are taking lessons in the classroom.
31 October 2014 12:00 AM
Teachers who lavish praise on pupils are doing them a disservice, according to a study published today.
30 October 2014 12:00 AM
The judges recognised the winners' enthusiasm, commitment and energy
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more