§ MR. SLOAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that the form supplied to managers of national schools containing questions relating to the work and conduct of teachers is marked private and confidential, and is considered in connection with the inspector's annual reports, and that only a sentence or two of the report comes back to the school from the Board, and the teacher is deprived of seeing the report, and especially that part which deals with the character, conduct, and manners of the teacher as supplied by the manager, he will explain why teachers are not given an opportunity of seeing the whole report and replying, if necessary, to anything contained therein.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The reports in question are made by managers for the private information of the Commissioners. They are regarded as confidential, and are not communicated by the Commissioners to other persons. Extracts from the reports of the inspectors are sent to the managers for the guidance of teachers, and in the opinion of the Commissioners these extracts contain all the information about the school and teachers that it is necessary to communicate.
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