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PUPIL-TEACHERS.

At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 10th day of

December 1851; MINUTE BY THE LORDS OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION OF

HER MAJESTY's Most HONORABLE PRIVY COUNCIL. THEIR Lordships had under consideration the fact that large numbers of the pupil-teachers apprenticed pursuant to the Minutes of August and December 1846 will henceforth annually be completing their apprenticeship.

ResolvedThat such pupil-teachers be not admissible to be examined for certificates of merit, or to receive the augmentation grants which depend upon such certificates, until they shall have resided one year in some training school under inspection, or shall have acted for three years as principal or assistant teachers in schools rendered liable to inspection; and that, after the year 1852, no candidate (not having been a pupil-teacher or a student in a training school under inspection) be admitted to be examined for a certificate until after he shall have completed his twenty-second year, and his school shall have been inspected, and favorably reported upon, by one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools.

At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 12th day of

May 1852; MINUTE BY THE LORDS OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION OF

HER MAJESTY's Most HONORABLE PRIVY COUNCIL THEIR Lordships, referring to the Minute of the 21st of December 1846, which holds out to pupil-teachers, who might not display. the highest qualifications in their examinations for schoolmasters, the expectation of obtaining employment in the public service; and considering that the said Minute may raise indefinite expectations which practically it would be found difficult to fulfil, and might have à tendency to divert the attention of the pupil-teachers from the main object for which grants of money in their behalf are made,

Deem it expedient that the Minute referred to should not henceforward continue.

* Vide Circular to H.M. Inspectors, dated August 1852, in explanation of these Minutes (page 17).

At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 23rd day of

July 1852; MINUTE BY THE LORDS OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION OF

HER MAJESTY'S MOST HONORABLE PRIVY COUNCIL Read-Minutes dated the 10th of December 1851 and 12th of May 1852, regarding pupil-teachers who have completed their apprenticeship pursuant to the Minutes of 1846.

Resolved,—In the case of such pupil-teachers, to recognize their employment as assistants in schools liable to inspection, under the following conditions ; viz. :1. That in each year of their apprenticeship they shall have

acquitted themselves creditably upon examination before Her Majesty's Inspector, and shall have produced unqualified testimonials from the managers and teachers

of their schools. 2. That the master or mistress of the school in which the

assistant is employed hold a certificate of merit. 3. That the school be well furnished, and well supplied with

books and apparatus. 4. That every such assistant shall be taken to be equivalent

to two apprenticed pupil-teachers, in reckoning the number of such apprentices to be maintained at the

public expense in any school. 5. That every assistant produce the same annual certificates

as are required of apprentices, from the managers and principal teacher of the school, and be favorably reported of by Her Majesty's Inspector as to attain

ments and practical skill. When the foregoing conditions are fulfilled, their Lordships will allow an annual stipend of 251. in the case of a male, and 201. in the case of a female, assistant teacher.

Assistant teachers of three years standing and upwards may be examined for certificates of merit, but will not be admissible to receive pecuniary augmentation on account of them, except on fulfilment of the conditions at present in force for such grants.

BOOX GRANTS TO SCHOOLMASTERS' ASSOCIATIONS.

At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 21st day of

February 1853; MINUTE BY THE LORDS OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION OF

HER MAJESTY'S MOST HONORABLE PRIVY COUNCIL Read-So much of the Minute dated the 18th of December 1847 whereby it is provided that “a Schoolmasters' Association may obtain an order to purchase Books and Maps for the Library of the Association,”

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