25 Years Ago

26th April 1996 at 01:00
If it is recognised that the restructuring of promoted posts is merely a palliative and not a cure, then the proposals of the SED's Green Paper on secondary promotion can be welcomed in general, says Mr James McLellan, director of education for Sutherland, in a report to his committee. The full application of some of the proposals, however, he finds quite unacceptable. Reducing the qualifications required of certain principal teachers, he says, can serve only to devalue teaching and further reduce the number of highly qualified men and women who seek to enter it.

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