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.
30 September 2014 03:39 PM
Leaders representing 250 of the country's elite private schools say move could end military traditions
30 September 2014 02:19 PM
Even worse for desperate students, they risk being disqualified for cheating
29 September 2014 03:15 PM
Move follows students' complaints from about standard of teaching they receive in first year
29 September 2014 12:01 AM
The exams regulator has acknowledged that 6 per cent of examiners are 'inadequate', according to Mr Harman
25 September 2014 06:08 PM
Tests for six-year-olds have shown thousands more pupils reaching the required reading standard in the Government’s new phonics check, results have showed.
25 September 2014 04:57 PM
Hundreds of co-ed state schools do not have a single girl studying physics in their sixth-forms, according to a new report.
24 September 2014 06:24 PM
Children are being hidden away from the public because a culture of “oversensitivity and overreaction” means schools are afraid to laud their achievements publicly, a head teachers’ leader has warned.
24 September 2014 12:00 AM
Lessons should start at primary level
23 September 2014 05:36 PM
Heads and teachers are losing confidence in the marking of GCSE and A-level exams, according to new research published today.
23 September 2014 02:07 AM
The gap in performance between poor and better-off pupils is just as high in schools ranked “outstanding” as those labelled “inadequate”, researchers have found.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
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Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'
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