HC Deb 24 July 1922 vol 157 cc53-4W

asked the President of the Board of Education if uncertificated teachers are to be employed to teach children under six years of age; what are to be the qualifications for those positions; and what, if any, examination is to be enforced in order to secure persons of suitable capacity?


I may refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for South-East Essex (Lieut.-Colonel Hilder) on the 13th March. I have no reason to suppose that local education authorities will not be careful to select women of suitable capacity and personality, and I do not propose to impose for teachers employed for the care and training of children under six in urban areas an examination test which is not now required in the case of supplementary teachers in rural areas. The general arrangements of the authority in this respect will, of course, be subject to the approval of His Majesty's Inspector.