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.
06 February 2015 05:49 PM
In response they are promised a year’s notice of significant changes to curriculum and qualifications
Chief schools inspector accuses critics of creating a 'smokescreen' over investigations into homophobic bullying
05 February 2015 09:14 PM
Exclusive: Sir Michael has come under fire from parents who claim inspectors have been asking primary aged pupils questions such as 'do you know anybody in the school who is gay'
05 February 2015 12:05 AM
New Labour candidates in winnable seats twice as likely as sitting MPs to have gone to independent schools
05 February 2015 12:04 AM
"I just don’t think students are getting value for money"
05 February 2015 12:00 AM
03 February 2015 05:34 PM
Tristram Hunt: "Bullying is damaging the life chances of so many young people"
03 February 2015 12:12 AM
Dr Omar Khan from the Runnymede Trust says non-white students get a raw deal
Dropout generation failed by colleges: £800m a year wasted on students who quit courses they should never have been signed up to
02 February 2015 12:00 AM
Local Government Association warns that 178,000 dropouts run the risk of becoming ‘Neets’
Theresa May's plans to stop students being drawn to terrorism are in conflict with law, says top barrister
01 February 2015 05:48 PM
Robert Moretto says new measures are against free speech laws for universities
Thousands of students shun universities in favour of studying for their degrees at local further education colleges
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
Convenience and more one-to-one contact with lecturers behind 11.8 per cent rise in the number of undergraduates studying at FE colleges
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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