HC Deb 03 March 1947 vol 434 c20W
Mr. Linstead

asked the Minister of Education when the following students will receive payment of their teacher's training grants: G. A. St. John Wilson, 37, Lexham Gardens, W.8, and J. W. Edwards. 10, Colloseum Terrace, N.W.I.

Mr. Tomlinson

The two students referred to were paid their instalment for the current term under the Further Education and Training Scheme on 19th February.

Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Education for how long he proposes to continue the practice of directing holders of four-years' training grants to teach in approved schools; whether such teachers are under written or other obligation to refer to the Ministry for permission to leave one post for another in either an, approved or an independent school; and what proportion of such teachers have been granted permission during the past 12 months to take posts in independent schools as compared with those directed to approved schools.

Mr. Tomlinson

There is no present intention of changing the arrangements under which students, who receive grants from the Ministry as intending teachers, are required to sign a declaration that they intend to teach in schools approved by the Minister for the purpose. The attention of students is called to this general obligation, but they are not specifically asked to refer to the Ministry for permission to leave one teaching post for another. Of the students who completed their professional year of training in university training departments or post-graduate colleges in 1946 after receiving grants as intending teachers, about five per cent. received permission to take posts in schools not aided by Government Grants