HC Deb 03 August 1905 vol 151 c68

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the case of a school in which a manual instructress is at present at work qualifying by attendance for the services of an assistant, the manual instructress will be allowed to retain her position or to qualify, if competent, for the position of assistant mistress.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) Manual instructresses are, on passing the King's scholarship examination, eligible for appointment as assistant teachers in schools where the average attendance warrants the employment of an assistant, provided (a) that they have given three years service as manual instructresses, (b) that during that time their work has been very favourably reported upon by the inspector, and (c) that they have satisfied the inspector as to their skill and capacity in the practice of teaching (Rule 76b, 5).