School Inspectors (Appointments).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 13 March 1934.

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Photo of Mr Archibald Skelton Mr Archibald Skelton , Combined Scottish Universities

During the last two years, four appointments have been made to the post of His Majesty's Inspector of Schools, and three to the post of sub-inspector. I am sending the hon. Member copies of the regulations which give particulars of the qualifications and experience of school work looked for in applicants for these posts. With regard to the third part of the question, vacancies are advertised from time to time in leading Scottish newspapers and in educational journals where that course is thought necessary. It is not, however, the general practice to advertise vacancies. A standing list of applicants is kept by the Scottish Education Department, and applications can be lodged at any time. The most suitable candidates are interviewed by a Selection Board, the members of which are appointed by the Civil Service Commissioners after consultation with the Scottish Education Department. The Board recommend for appointment the candidate who appears to them to possess the highest qualifications.