§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of school teachers have been evacuated from the Channel Islands; and what steps he is taking to absorb them into the educational system of this country?
§ Mr. Butler
A number of such teachers are teaching the Channel Island children with whom they were evacuated to this country. There is a registry established by the Association of Education Committees and the National Union of Teachers to assist teachers who may become redundant to obtain posts in areas in which there is a shortage of teachers. This organisation is understood to have placed in teaching posts those Channel Island teachers who were not employed.
Cheshire … … Cheadle and Gatley, Cheadle Hulme, The Manchester Warehousemen and Clerks' Orphan Schools. Boys 83 Girls 55 Cumberland … … Keswick School Boys 31 Girls 32 Cumberland … … Wigton, Friends' School Boys 44 Girls 35 Derbyshire … … Bakewell, Lady Manners' School Boys 11 Girls 12 Dorset … … Beaminster, Beaminster and Netherbury Grammar School Boys 30 Girls 17 Essex … … Saffron Walden, Friends' School Boys 87 Girls 84 Glos. … … Chipping Campden Grammar School Boys 27 Girls 12 Hants … … Petersfield, Bedales School Boys 93 Girls 106 Herts. … … Harpenden, St. George's School Boys 84 Girls 65 Herts. … … Letchworth, St. Christopher School Boys 62 Girls 61 Kent … … Otterden, New Herrlingen School Boys 44 Girls 35 Middlesex … … Harrow, Pinner, The Royal Commercial Travellers' Schools Boys 190 Girls 146 Somerset … … Winscombe, Sidcot School Boys 82 Girls 82 Surrey … … Coulsdon and Purley, Warehousemen, Clerks' and Drapers' School. Boys 63 Girls 137 Surrey … … Farnham, Rowledge, Frensham Heights School Boys 55 Girls 59 Surrey … … Leatherhead, Ashtead City of London Freemen's School Boys 39 Girls 18 Westmorland … … Kirkby Lonsdale Grammar School Boys 15 Girls 14 Yorks (N.R.) … … Great Ayton, Friends' School Boys 73 Girls 51
Of the Schools included in this list one—the Warehousemen and Clerks' Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme—receives grant direct from the Board and the amount paid for the last School Year was £3,773. Of the remainder one School—Kirkby Lonsdale—is maintained by the Westmorland County Council and four—Keswick School, Lady Manners' School, Beaminster School and Chipping Campden School—are aided by the Local Education Authority on whose expenditure the Board pay grant at the rate of 50 per cent.
None of the other Schools in the list receives grant.