§ Mr. L. SMITH
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the Sheffield Education Committee has decided not to advertise the headmastership of Firth Park secondary school; whether he has issued any advice to educational authorities on this subject; and, if not, whether he will consider making the advertising of such vacancies obligatory by law?
§ Sir D. MACLEAN
I have been informed that the position is as stated in the first part of the question. The Board's model Articles of Government, which are suggested to local education authorities when new secondary schools are established, contain a clause to the effect that the headmaster or headmistress shall be appointed after due public advertisement; but they have issued no general advice to local education authorities on the subject. I do not consider that there is any need for legislation in the matter.