HC Deb 14 February 1938 vol 331 c1551W
Mrs. Tate

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education how many classes in elementary infant schools in England and Wales are taught by uncertificated teachers?

Mr. Lindsay

On 31st March, 1937, the total number of teachers in departments confined to infant children was 30,196. Of these. 6,215 were uncertificated or supplementary teachers. In addition there were 19,811 uncertificated and 4,402 supplementary teachers employed in departments which contained children above infant school age as well as infants. All but a few of the supplementary teachers were teaching classes of infants, but I am unable to say how many of the 19,811 uncertificated teachers were doing so.

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