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.
25 June 2014 03:46 PM
Teachers in England work longer hours than the rest of the world but spend less time in the classroom than in other countries, says a major international study.
24 June 2014 09:07 PM
A 'decoupling' of AS-level exams from A-levels mean far fewer students are expected to sit the exam
23 June 2014 12:44 AM
The diverse ethnic mix in inner-London schools could be a key reason behind the dramatic improvement in the capital’s exam results, according to a study out today.
22 June 2014 08:16 PM
The concern is that academies are going to find it harder and harder to recruit new governors
20 June 2014 06:35 PM
Dominic Cummings, former adviser to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has ratcheted up his attack on David Cameron saying the Prime Minister would fail to impose change on Whitehall while “watching Netflix with a glass of red wine in his paw”.
20 June 2014 04:04 PM
Comprehensive schools are still associated with “mediocrity, laxity and failure” in the minds of many people, but represent the only chance of giving all pupils a decent education, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said today.
20 June 2014 12:00 AM
State school pupils are “woefully under-represented” in top sports teams, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw will say today.
20 June 2014 12:00 AM
Thousands of pupils who fail to read properly by the age of 11 will be sentenced to a lifetime of underachievement, according to a report out today.
19 June 2014 09:46 PM
Half the country’s universities should be closed in sweeping reforms to the UK’s “messy, muddled” higher education system, according to the former head of the body which represents university vice-chancellors.
19 June 2014 07:24 PM
Universities should be left free to set their own charges for degree courses, according to one of the country’s leading university vice-chancellors.
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