HC Deb 26 March 1964 vol 692 c169W
Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) whether he will take steps to increase cooperation between schools and further education centres; and if he will examine the possibility of interchange of pupils and staff between those institutions;

(2) what steps he is taking to ensure that headmasters consult local industries and other educational interests in their area concerning curricula and other matters of common interest; and whether he will examine the possibility of introducing vocational elements in the curricula, with a bias towards local industries;

(3) whether he will ensure that a paid careers master and/or mistress is appointed in every secondary school;

(4) whether he will take steps to increase the clerical and administrative assistance available in secondary schools and further education centres.

Mr. Noble

These matters will be covered in a circular I shall be sending to education authorities shortly asking them to implement the recommendations of the working party on the Linkage of Secondary and Further Education.