HC Deb 17 July 1952 vol 503 cc176-7W
101. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Minister of Education what schemes she is considering for training suitable girls leaving secondary modern schools to enter the teaching profession, in view of the shortage of women teachers.

Miss Horsbrugh

My aim is to find means of widening the field from which entrants to training colleges can be selected. I am therefore particularly concerned both that more boys and girls should remain at schools of all kinds after the statutory leaving age and that those who have left school should have opportunities of further education before committing themselves to the teaching profession.