§ Mr. THOMAS O'DONNELL
asked the President of the Board of Board of Education whether he will state the methods of paying secondary schools in England under the rules of August, 1909; whether this payment depends on attendance or on examination; and whether there is any training or registration for recognised secondary teachers?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Trevelyan)
I am not sure whether I understand what the hon. Member means by "the methods of paying secondary schools," but if he refers to the conditions of grant, he will find them fully set out in Chapter VII. of the Regulations for Secondary Schools in England, to which I must refer him. Payment of grant depends partly on the number of pupils attending the school. It does not depend at all on examinations, but is liable to be affected by a variety of considerations, all of which can be gathered from a perusal of the Regulations. Certain institutions are recognised and aided by the Board as affording a satisfactory course of training for persons intending to teach in secondary schools, but the number of such institutions is at present strictly limited. The question of the constitution of a Registration Council, with a view to the formation of a register of teachers in accordance with Section 16 (1) of the Education (Administrative Provisions) Act, 1907, is at preesnt receiving consideration.