§ 53. Miss RATHBONE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he is aware of the hardship inflicted upon teachers who have obtained their teaching experience in the Dominions by the refusal of the board to recognise such experience as qualifying a teacher to rank as a certified teacher even when his education and training have been obtained in Great Britain and would otherwise qualify him for certification; and whether he will amend the regulations so as to remove this hardship?
My hon. Friend assumes that the hon. Member is referring to recognition as a certificated teacher, under Schedule 1 (1) (c) of the Code, of a person who has obtained a university degree and a teaching diploma but has not followed an approved course of training. For the purpose of this form of recognition a teacher must have completed four years' approved teaching service, and while the only service which the Board are normally prepared to accept for this purpose is satisfactory service in recognised schools in this country, they are not prevented from accepting satisfactory service elsewhere if it should be thought desirable in any particular case.