§ Mr. BETTERTON
asked the President to the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the anomalous position in which, under the present scale, uncertificated teachers are placed by reason of their success in the examination for a certificate: whether the result of obtaining a certificate is in many cases a serious reduction in salary, and that such an arrangement is a direct discouragement to individual effort and professional efficiency; and whether he will make such alterations in the scale as will ensure that in no case the obtaining of a certificate will be attended with financial loss?
§ Mr. FISHER
I am aware that the salaries received by some uncertificated teachers at the time at which they obtain the Board's certificate are higher than the minima of the scales for certificated teachers. In such cases, on the application of the Local Education Authorities,2268W the Board recognise for the calculation of grant the additional expenditure involved by allowing the teacher concerned to enter the scale for certificated teachers at a point which does not involve a payment in excess of the salary correctly paid to him as an uncertificated teacher at the date of his certification.