HC Deb 30 March 1944 vol 398 cc1536-7
17. Mr. Lipson

asked the President of the Board of Education what proportion of the teachers in secondary schools, including the public schools, held a certi- ficate or diploma indicating that they had received training in the theory and practice of education prior to their being appointed to teaching posts.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education (Mr. Ede)

In 1938, the last year for which figures are available, 61 per cent. of the full-time teachers in grant-aided secondary schools had taken a course of training or passed an examination in the principles and practice of teaching. No figures are available for the independent public schools.

Mr. Lipson

I did not quite catch the proportion.

Mr. Ede

It was 61 per cent. of full-time teachers in grant-aided secondary schools. We shall get the figures with regard to the independent schools only after Part III of the Education Bill comes into operation.

19. Mr. Lipson

asked the President of the Board of Education how many local authorities permit the head teachers of secondary schools under their control to appoint the members of their staffs and how many do not.

Mr. Ede

The Model Articles for provided secondary schools suggest that assistant teachers should be appointed either by, or upon the nomination of, or after consultation with, the head teacher. The great majority of local education authorities have adopted one or other of these alternatives in framing their Articles of Government, but I have no precise figures available.