HC Deb 06 May 1926 vol 195 cc450-1W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the additional payments to which teachers in central schools are entitled are now paid to some of such teachers only, and not to all; who decides to which teachers such payments shall be made; and whether such a system of payment is in accordance with the Burnham scale?


The hon. Member is mistaken in suggesting that all teachers in Central Schools are entitled to additional payments over and above the appropriate Burnham scales. It is specifically provided in the second recommendation attached to Lord Burnham's Award on the Salaries of Teachers in Elementary Schools, that no part of the sum to be allocated for the purpose of additional payments shall be applied towards so increasing the salaries of classes of teachers mentioned in the original report as would be tantamount to altering the operation of the standard scales. The responsibility for making additional payments in any particular case rests with the Local Authority.