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.
14 December 2014 12:00 AM
14 December 2014 12:00 AM
11 December 2014 11:54 PM
Teenagers would be more likely to study maths at A-level if they were told what salaries it would help them earn in future, according to new research.
11 December 2014 06:17 PM
University cuts pile pressure on staff to raise research income
11 December 2014 06:05 PM
Attainment levels for poorer pupils still ‘unacceptable’ in many regions, minister warns
10 December 2014 09:13 PM
As the Department for Education announces a new ‘real-world maths’ qualification to stop students dropping the subject after GCSE, Richard Garner visits a college that is already teaching maths that relates to real life
10 December 2014 09:04 PM
Nice to note that Birmingham is obviously doing something right after everything written about the “Trojan Horse” affair’s adverse influence on its schools.
10 December 2014 06:26 PM
A teacher recruitment crisis could lead to a “polarised” education system with good schools “cherry-picking” the best staff, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw warned yesterday.
10 December 2014 06:24 PM
The average pupil loses 38 days of teaching a year due to disruption in the classroom
08 December 2014 12:00 AM
Nurseries and children’s centres should be giving parents lessons in how to talk to their children in a bid to close the gap in performance between rich and poor pupils.
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