HC Deb 01 August 1962 vol 664 cc108-9W
Mr. Shinwell

asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware that at the Horden, County Durham, Secondary Modern Boys' School the teaching of science has been curtailed owing to no qualified teachers being available, that this will mean a reduction in the number of classes, and that four of the forms will have 40 pupils each; and what action he is taking to deal with this situation.

Sir E. Boyle

The Durham Local Education Authority tell me that they have just appointed a science graduate to replace the science teacher who left last term. The two largest classes next term will have 38 pupils and the rest will average 30 pupils.