HC Deb 08 April 1930 vol 237 cc1986-7W

asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware of the difficult position of elderly uncertificated supplementary teachers, in view of the fact that very small pensions are granted to them after life-long service in the teaching profession; and whether he will make further investigations to see if their means of livelihood can be increased?


The Teachers (Superannuation) Acts, 1918–25, include uncertificated teachers within their scope, but, as superannuation allowances are partly based on salary, the allowances paid to them are necessarily smaller than those paid to teachers of higher qualifications. Supplementary teachers are not within the scope of the Acts. New legislation would be necessary either to alter the basis on which the allowances are calculated, or to enlarge the scope of the Acts.