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Teachers (West Riding)

Volume 649: debated on Thursday 23 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Education what is the percentage of unqualified teachers who are working in the schools of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

In January, 1961, out of a total of 21,441 full-time teachers in primary and secondary schools maintained by the eleven local education authorities in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 715 or 3ยท3 per cent. were unqualified. About half of these were uncertificated and supplementary teachers; the remainder were mainly temporary teachers, most of whom were waiting admission to training colleges.