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.
21 November 2014 06:35 PM
Ofsted inspectors criticise subjects focused on Islam and tolerance of extremist views
21 November 2014 12:00 AM
Michael Gove's all-or-nothing exam reforms criticised
19 November 2014 09:20 PM
Exclusive: Playground segregation and failure to protect against radicalisation blamed
19 November 2014 06:58 PM
It was the week of the Schools Proms, which can play a similar role to Britain’s Got Talent in unearthing future stars of the music world
18 November 2014 12:01 AM
Budget cuts and safety fears mean only 40 per cent of schools now run programmes
17 November 2014 05:01 AM
Universities in America have witnessed a 21 per cent rise in the number of UK applicants
Anti-Bullying Week: Teachers warned not to befriend pupils on Facebook, as they risk being victims of cyber-bullying too
16 November 2014 06:22 PM
One in five teachers have reported having derogatory comments posted about them – by parents and children
13 November 2014 12:22 AM
Head teachers' salaries to be reviewed
12 November 2014 12:02 AM
Areas with high proportions of recent immigrant children outperforming white British districts
12 November 2014 12:00 AM
State schools are missing out on a £100 cash bonanza because they aren't asking former pupils to make donations to their schools, says a report out today.
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
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