School Teachers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 5th July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Robert Clough Sir Robert Clough , Keighley

56.

asked the President of the Board of Education how many local education authorities have adopted the Burnham Scale I, how many have adopted Scale II, how many have adopted Scale III, and how many have adopted Scale IV for teachers' salaries in public elementary schools; and how many local education authorities have adopted none of the Burnham Scales?

Photo of Mr Herbert Fisher Mr Herbert Fisher , Combined English Universities

Of the 317 local education authorities in England and Wales,

  • 38 are paying their teachers on the Provisional Minimum Scale;
  • 14 on Standard Scale I;
  • 68 on Standard Scale II;
  • 167 on Standard Scale III;
  • 24 on Standard Scale IV; and
  • 5 on scales which arc not Burnham Scales;
  • 1 authority is paying some of its teachers on Standard Scale II and others on Standard Scale III.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

57.

asked the Pre sident of the Board of Education whether any suggestions or instructions, verbal or printed, have been issued by the Board of Education urging those responsible for the training of teachers to gradually reduce the number of persons entering the teaching profession?

Photo of Mr Herbert Fisher Mr Herbert Fisher , Combined English Universities

No general suggestions or instructions of the kind referred to have been issued by the Board. The Board have, however, found it necessary, in one or two cases recently, to warn the responsible authorities that candidates must not be admitted to training institutions in excess of the accommodation recognised by the Board, which, since the War, has in many cases been considerably exceeded.