HC Deb 09 October 1945 vol 414 cc95-6W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Education whether the new emergency recruits to the teaching profession with one year's training are to be admitted as qualified teachers throughout the national schools, secondary as well as primary; if she is aware that the influx of such emergency students will hasten the transfer of university graduates from modern schools to grammar schools; whether the remuneration of teachers thus recruited will start at the minimum of the Burnham scale and what chances of subsequent promotion they will enjoy; what provision is being made for the two years' further study and to enable men and women engaged in teaching to find time for such study; and by whom it is to be organised and supervised.

Miss Wilkinson

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative, provided that the teachers have satisfactorily completed their course of training. As regards the second part of the Question, I do not anticipate the results suggested by the hon. Member. The answer to the third part will be determined by the terms of the Burnham Committees' reports. No restrictions or requirements are being imposed by the Ministry which will affect the chances of promotion of teachers entering the profession after taking an emergency course of training. I am not yet in a position to make any detailed announcement as to the part-time study to be undertaken by these teachers during their first two years of service.

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