§ SIR JOHN COLOMB (Tower Hamlets, Bow, &c.)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the Instructions to Inspectors are in any way intended to curtail the liberty of classification which is granted by the New Code; and, if not, whether he will consider the expediency of issuing some authoritative explanation of the paragraphs in the Instructions which are held by many teachers to be restrictive in their character?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir W. HART DYKE,) Kent, Dartford
Nothing in the Instructions is intended to restrict absolute liberty of classification. It is not anticipated that teachers will find it expedient in the interest of their scholars to use this liberty to excess; but Her Majesty's Inspectors will be instructed not to interfere with any classification that does not impair the efficiency of the school, nor retard the due progress of the scholars as a whole.