HC Deb 25 January 1971 vol 810 cc30-1W
Mrs. Monks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, in cases where exemptions from the rule preventing the employment of unqualified teachers have not been allowed and teachers have been dismissed in consequence, she will encourage training colleges to arrange for short qualifying courses for such people particularly older teachers and when they specialise in subjects, such as German, for which there is a shortage of teachers.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Most colleges of education provide shortened courses to which older students with suitable qualifications may be admitted at the discretion of the area training organisation.