§ 19. Mr. LUMLEY (for Mr. ROBERT HUDSON)
asked the President of the Board of Education whether the number of uncertificated head-teachers has increased to any considerable extent between 1920 and 1927; and, if so, whether this increase indicates any change in the policy of the Board?
§ Lord E. PERCY
No, Sir. Recent statements on this subject seem to have been based on a misreading of the published statistics. The number of head-teachers who were not certificated was 620 in 1920 as compared with 668 in 1927, an increase of less than 8 per cent. During the same period there was an increase of 7,002 in the number of certificated assistant teachers and a decrease of 7,064 in the number of uncertificated and supplementary teachers. There has been no change in the Board's policy.