HC Deb 11 March 1895 vol 31 c777

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he has considered the position of teachers, who are now liable to dismissal at the will of the managers of schools; and, whether he will grant them some security of tenure by permitting an appeal to the Department, without which no dismissal should be valid?


This question has been frequently under my consideration, and I should be very glad if I could do something to mitigate the hardships which arise in connection with this matter. It is very difficult to discover a satisfactory remedy, though the Department has given much attention to the subject. I may, however, say that I do not think a general power of appeal to the Department would work well. I do not intend to lose sight of the matter.