HC Deb 09 March 1906 vol 153 cc774-5

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether there is any rule or Minute connected with the National Board of Education entitling teachers of large schools to special consideration; if so, can he say how often it has been put in force, and how many teachers have received monetary consideration as a consequence.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.)The following is the rule of the Commissioners of National Education which bears on this subject:—112 (e) Assistants on promotion to principalships receive, as a rule, initial salaries equal to their salaries as assistants, but if highly classed under the old rules, or if appointed to large and important schools, they receive special consideration. The Commissioners inform me that teachers have received the benefit of this rule in numerous instances, but that it would not be possible to state the number of such cases without a careful examination of the records of their office since the introduction of the new system of payments in 1900.