HC Deb 21 January 1965 vol 705 cc102-3W
28. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he has taken to seek the opinion of the teaching profession as to the extent to which the high standards in grammar schools are inseparable from the present arrangements for selective entry; and what has been the result of his inquiries.

Mr. M. Stewart

It is unrealistic to speak of the opinion of the teaching profession as if there were a single point of view held by all teachers. Teachers hold a wide variety of differing views on many aspects of educational policy, including the organisation of secondary schools. I propose to consult the various teachers' associations about the circular on secondary reorganisation which I intend to issue.