§ Mr. Radice
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether his Department's circular 6/86 is intended to fund in-service staff development; and what steps he will take to ensure that no sector is excluded from an adequate share in terms of in-service staff development.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
The arrangements for grant-aid set out in the circular encourage local authorities to promote the training of teachers, educational psychologists, youth and community workers and education inspectors and advisers in a more systematic and purposeful way. Local authorities are required to address the needs of each of these groups in their locality in the training proposals on which grant-aid is based.