HC Deb 30 December 1912 vol 46 cc20-1
35. Mr. BOOTH

asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware that on the 7th November the head master of W. school, Kensington, reported a serious charge against an assistant master named M.; whether a number of boys had been debauched, and what steps, if any, have been taken to save these children from a life of vice; whether the offender has fled from the country; and whether a careful record of cases of this kind is kept, and proper steps taken to make it impossible for such persons to be again employed in teaching in this country, according to the Sub-Committee's Report dated 15th November?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. J. A. Pease)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am unable to answer the second, third, and fourth parts of the question. A careful record is kept of all cases in which charges of this kind are made against teachers and are not satisfactorily met, and the hon. Member may be assured that, so far as the Board's jurisdiction extends, teachers who are guilty of such conduct will never be permitted to teach again.