HC Deb 16 May 1887 vol 315 cc51-2
MR. M. J. KENNY (Tyrone, Mid)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he will state the grounds upon which the Board of National Education made an Order, dated 1st February, 1887, altering the status of the workmistress of the Aughiogan National School, County Tyrone, by making her position that of "temporary workmistress;" and, whether the average attendance, which regulates the status of such teachers, warranted the alteration referred to?


(who replied) said, it appeared that the manager of this school appointed a female temporary assistant, and afterwards appointed a workmistress. The Board of National Education could not, therefore, under their rules, pay the salary of a workmistress and a female temporary assistant at the same time; but to meet the case they decided to grant a salary to a temporary female assistant if the average attendance was 170 children, and a salary of workmistress if the average attendance reached 200 children.