§ 68. Mr. K. Lindsay
asked the Minister of Education the payment given to a temporary teacher referred to in Circular 106; and how long can such teachers be employed.
§ Mr. Hardman
The scales of pay for temporary teachers as prescribed by Section 7 of the Burnham Committee's report on scales of salaries for teachers in primary and secondary schools are for men £180 rising to £228, and for women £162 rising to £198 after four years service. War service will entitle many of these teachers to be paid on entry at rates above the minimum. The teachers referred to in Circular rob will be employed as temporary teachers only until they enter on their course of training at an emergency college.363W
§ Sir E. Graham-Little
asked the Minister of Education what status she proposes to give to the new category, described in Circular 106, of temporary teachers to be drawn from the list of candidates accepted for training under the emergency scheme, but before they have undergone any preparation qualifying them to teach and without having submitted to any test of fitness other than a short interview.
§ Miss Wilkinson
There is already provision, in Schedule I of the Primary and Secondary Schools (Grant Condition) Regulations, for employing as a temporary teacher a person who
- (a) is over 18 years of age,
- (b) satisfies the Minister of his health and physical capacity for teaching,
- (c) has passed an examination approved as a first or second examination for secondary school purposes or possesses other approved qualifications.
A large number of the candidates accepted for the emergency training scheme already possess a school certificate or its equivalent. For the remainder, I am prepared to regard acceptance for the emergency training scheme as an " approved qualification." Selection is based on consideration of a candidate's complete record and not merely on an interview.