§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
asked the President of the Board of Education if he will state what accommodation is provided in Capel Curig, Carnarvonshire, Council school; whether such accommodation has been found suitable and adequate; how many children are attending the school and what is the teaching staff; whether 1966 any changes have recently been made by the local education authority in the staff; whether such change has been carried out with the concurrence of the managers; whether all the conditions have been fulfilled which entitled the school to a grant; and whether such grant was paid last year?
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
The school has recognised accommodation for forty-six infants and eighty-four older children. The accommodation is considered quite satisfactory. The average number of children on the books in the year ended 80th June, 1910, was forty-two, and the average attendance was thirty-nine; and the teaching staff consisted at that time of a certificated head-master and one supplementary teacher. The Board have not been informed of any changes in the staff. The managers failed to comply with the requirement of Article 49 of the code. It is understood that their refusal to sign the usual form certifying that the school had been conducted as a public elementary school and so forth was intended as a protest against the refusal of the local education authority, who provide the school, to substitute an uncertificated teacher for the supplementary teacher on the staff. As all other conditions of grant had been fulfilled, the Board, in the exercise of the general powers inherent in their jurisdiction, dispensed with the formality of the signature by the managers of the usual forms of certificate and paid the grant in full.
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
Does that giving of the grant mean that the Board agree with the local education authority that a certificated teacher is not required there?