HC Deb 01 August 1946 vol 426 cc238-9W
74. Mrs. Nichol

asked the Minister of Education how many local education authorities have drawn her attention to the injustice done in the new salary scales by the calculation of the salaries of the heads of the smaller grammar schools throughout the country purely on a capitation basis; and what steps are being taken to remedy this state of affairs.

Mr. Hardman

The salary scales of these head teachers are not in fact determined purely on a capitation basis, though there is provision for allowances in addition to the scales in respect of the number of pupils on the roll of the school who are over fifteen years of age. My right hon. Friend is aware that some local education authorities in particular cases consider that the emoluments so payable are insufficient, but, in considering their representations, she cannot go outside the provisions of Section 9 (d) (iii) of the report of the Burnham Committee on scales of salaries for teachers in primary and secondary schools.