HC Deb 10 December 1912 vol 45 c273W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that since the schoolmaster of Mendham, Suffolk, left in January last, the authorities have been trying to secure the services of a schoolmistress to take his place and that in these eleven months there have been six head teachers; and, seeing that the parish contains over 500 inhabitants, whether he will consider the advisability of recommending that a master should be placed in charge rather than a mistress?


The facts are substantially as stated in the first part of the question. I am not prepared to interfere with the discretion of the local education authority with regard to the question whether a master or mistress should be appointed to the school.