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.
Government policy to force strong readers in schools to learn phonics is 'a form of abuse', claims leading educator
28 January 2014 01:18 AM
Children who are fluent readers are being damaged by the Government’s insistence on using synthetic phonics in the classroom, a leading academic warns today.
26 January 2014 06:55 PM
Just over half of the schools also say they have found it difficult to recruit governors with suitable skills
26 January 2014 12:01 AM
The elite Catholic college, launchpad to many illustrious alumni, will be open to all-comers
Fury at £105,000 pay rise for Sheffield University boss Sir Keith Burnett after he refused to raise employees' salaries to the living wage
24 January 2014 05:49 PM
A leading university vice-chancellor secured a £105,000 pay rise last year while his institution was refusing to lift its employees’ salaries to the level of the living wage.
23 January 2014 05:40 PM
One fact emerges clearly from yesterday’s government exam league tables - Michael Gove has already achieved a revolution in what is taught in schools.
Secondary school league tables: Dramatic increase in number of students studying traditional subjects
23 January 2014 09:38 AM
Education Secretary hails 250,000 fewer pupils in underperforming schools
23 January 2014 12:01 AM
The new drive means a total of 50 UTCs have now been approved
Gender gap in UK schools means girls' lack of confidence in maths and science puts them off applying for engineering jobs
23 January 2014 12:00 AM
Girls lack confidence in their ability in maths and science and are therefore put off from applying for jobs in engineering and computing, a new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows today.
A living history lesson: Holocaust survivor Eve Kugler talks to pupils around the country prior to Holocaust Memorial Day
22 January 2014 10:30 PM
She tells Richard Garner about the importance of remembering
22 January 2014 09:45 PM
Off to the North of England education conference – the traditional curtain raiser of the year.
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
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