HC Deb 17 July 1923 vol 166 cc2062-3W

asked the President of the Board of Education the qualifications and experience of the inspector of art in secondary schools; and whether, in the cases where an inspector has recommended or suggested the dismissal of a teacher, the Board refers his recommendation to the chief inspector for art, or whether the recommendation is referred to other expert inspectors for their confirmation, or otherwise, before a Report involving such serious consequences is issued by the Board?


The gentleman in question holds the certificate of the Royal College of Art, and has had nearly 20 years' experience in the teaching of art. With regard to the second part of the question, it is not the practice of the Board to issue any reports, whether they contain any serious criticism of a teacher or not, without full and careful consideration in conjunction with the district inspector.