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
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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