Richard Garner

Richard Garner is The Independent's Education Editor.

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Oasis Academy Hobmoor has won praise for the way it ensures British values are taught in its school

Student loan repayment regime 'to get tougher' – but the good news is fees might be frozen at £9,000

The head of higher education’s most influential think-tank warns steps must be taken to avoid another financial crisis

The Wellington College headmaster has long campaigned for the introduction of lessons in “happiness” at his school as a result of a belief that a child’s wellbeing is just as important as good exam results.

Wellington College headmaster: Private schools obsessed with exam performance instead of offering broad curriculum

'I am deeply concerned for our young children, whose experience of education is now so exam-heavy and whose preparation for life and the workplace is so light'

On form: Robin Williams plays an inspiring teacher in ‘Dead Poets Society’

Is it time to stop tinkering with school structures and invest in teachers instead?

Research shows that good teachers enhance pupils' learning far more than good schools do, says Richard Garner
Children who read every day are five times more likely to be above the expected reading level for their age

White children are less likely to enjoy reading than other ethnic groups, study finds

They were also the least likely group to agree that reading is 'cool'

Eton's outgoing head Tony Little has wisdom to share on the education conference circuit

Little is leaving his post as headmaster at the end of this term after 13 years

The Beatles around the time of the release of Sgt Pepper in 1967

The Beatles' iconic Sgt Pepper album to be taught to GCSE music students

Three songs from the record will be studied as part of the new AQA course

A familiar sight in schools across the UK - but how much money would young people mastering the basics make for the country?

Students mastering basic maths and science could earn economy more than £2 trillion extra a year, study claims

OECD ranks the UK 20th out of 76 nations in basic skills in the subjects

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

Tory majority means 'no rowing back' on planned education reforms

This means more academies and free schools, and more rigorous exams

Tony Little, the headmaster of Eton College

Eton’s headmaster: Boarding schools guilty of 'betrayal of trust' over child abuse allegations

Tony Little said they boarding schools were 'in part to blame' for the image of them portrayed in the 1960’s as 'shadowy, strange institutions'

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