§ 24. Mr. J. E. B. Hill
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what study he is making of the possibilities of reducing primary school classes of over 40 children by a more even distribution of children through more flexible curriculum planning, the replacement of small classrooms and methods other than the increase of teaching staff.
§ Mr. Edward Short
There is constant study and experiment in this field by local education authorities, through their advisory officers, architects and teachers, 661 and much work has also been initiated by the Schools Council. The trend of primary school design is away from the provision of formal classrooms towards provision for more flexible grouping of children.
§ Sir A. V. Harvey
Will the Secretary of State give an assurance that no part-time teachers have been paid off by any authorities through lack of funds?