HC Deb 23 November 1888 vol 331 cc8-9
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether a pupil teacher, who has been successful at the end of his first year, and who is 18 years of age, can then be appointed an assistant in a National School, with an average attendance of 70 children, where there is already a paid assistant in this school; whether, under similar circumstances, it is competent to appoint and to pay such a pupil teacher as an assistant teacher in a model school of same average attendance, and where there is already a paid assistant there; and, what limit there is to the number of teachers in a model school, and how the number is regulated?

THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN)(who replied) said (Dublin University)

The National Education Commissioners reply to the inquiries in the first two paragraphs in the negative. As regards paragraph 3, they state that the same general principles apply to the appointments of assistants in ordinary National schools and to the staffs of assistants in model schools.