|Short description:||Committee of Council on Education scheme announced|
|Medium description:||Committee of Council on Education scheme announced.|
Scheme had been drawn up by Kay, and partly modelled on a Dutch scheme that he had observed, and saw:
- the issuing of stipends for 5-year apprenticeships for selected "boys and girls" to train as teachers.
- payment made to the teachers who trained the "pupil-teachers"
- "pupil-teachers were to be examined annually by Her Majesty's Inspectors"
- on completion of training, trainees could apply for Queen's Scholarship for a training college or gain "preferential claim for minor civil service appointments" (Barnard, 1961)
- a pension scheme for those successfully training and then teaching for 15 years or more
Trainees received about 7 1/2 hours instruction a week and taught for 5 1/2 hours a day.
Barnard (1961) claims this marked the start of the British government's commitment to the idea that education provision was a state duty.