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Resolved:—

1. That the time table of every public school and other school subject to inspection shall be submitted to the Inspector of the district, at his first visit to the school after the 31st of August 1873.

2. That the Inspector shall enter on every time table which satisfies the prescribed conditions, " approved on behalf of the Education Department as fulfilling the requirements of Section 68 of the Education Act, 1872," with his signature and the date of his visit.

3. That the Inspector may approve any time table which, while conforming to Section 68 of the Education Act, in respect to the time or times appointed for religions observances or instruction, sets apart for instruction in secular subjects at least two consecutive hours at each morning and afternoon meeting, and one hour and a half at each evening meeting of the school.

4. That the Inspector shall not express any opinion as to the time or times appointed for religious observances or instruction, or as to the nature of such instruction, but shall confine himself to seeing that the prescribed amount of time is secured for secular instruction.

5. That before signing the time table the Inspector shall satisfy himself—

(1.) That the time table is printed, or written, in distinct characters, and that sufficient copies of it are provided to be put up in every schoolroom.

(2.) That, if the school premises admit of it, the children withdrawn by their parents from religious observances or instruction, receive, by themselves, instruction in secular subjects during the time or times set apart for religious instruction or observances.

6. That the Inspector shall report to the Scotch Education Department if, at any visit which he pays to a school without notice, he finds that the work of the school is not being carried on according to the approved time table, or that the time table itself is not exhibited in every schoolroom.

7. That if any five parents or guardians of scholars for the time being attending a school make complaint in writing to the Department that a time table, approved by the Inspector, is not in accordance with this Minute, or that the work of the school is not carried on according to the approved time table, the Department, on receiving such complaint, shall make such inquiry and order in the matter as they may think fit.

8. That copies of this Minute be forwarded, for their information and guidance, to Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools.

MINUTE Of The SCOTCH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

MODIFYING CERTAIN Peovisions OF THE 66TH ARTICLE OF

The Scotch Code (1873).

At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 24th day of June 1873.

By the Lords of the Committee of Her Majesty's Most Honourable

Privy Council on Education in Scotland.

Their Lordships having considered various representations made to the Scotch Education Department respecting the status of the teachers of Public Schools in Scotland, and the professional training which many of them had received, previous to the passing of the Education Scotland Act of 1872.

Eesolved :—
To modify Article 66 of the Scotch Code (1873) as follows :—

Article 66 of Scotch Code (1873).

66. A certificate will be granted on the following conditions, to every person who at the date (6& August 1872) of the passing of the Scotch Education Act, was the principal teacher of a public school, as defined by that Act, or teacher in a burgh school and a member of the council of a Scotch University (Education Act, s. 56):—

(1.) Such persons being graduates of a Scotch University, will, if they are above 30 years of age, and have been employed as teachers for 10 years, receive certificates of the first class.

(2.) If, being graduates, they are under 30 years of age, or have served as teachers for less than 10 years, they will receive certificates of the second class, which will be subject to Article 54 (b.).

(3.) If the teachers are not graduates, the certificates will be of the fourth class, and will be subject to Articles 57 and 58.

(4.) The certificates will be issued on a favourable report from an inspector, on any public school, to which grants are or may be made, under the charge of such teacher.

Same Article as modified.

66. A certificate will be granted on the following conditions, to every person who at the date (6th August 1872) of the passing of the Scotch Education Act, was— the principal teacher of a public school,

as defined by that Act; or— teacher in a burgh school and a member of the council of a Scotch University (Education Act, s. 56.):— (1.) Such persons being graduates or members of Council of a Scotch University, will, if they are above 30 years of age, and have been employed as teachers for 10 years, receive certificates of the first class. (2.) If, being graduates, or members of Council, they are under 30 years of age, or have served as teachers for less than 10 years, they will receive certificates of the second class, which will be subject to Article 54 (5.). (3.) In all other cases the certificates will be of the third class (Article 55).

(4.) The certificates will be issued on a favourable report from an inspector, on any public school, to which grants are or may be made, under the charge of such teacher.

HIGHLAND SCHOOLS (SCOTLAND) ACT.

A.d. 1873 An Act to make better provision respecting certain sums payable to Schoolmasters of Highland Schools under the Act of the session of the first and second years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter eighty-seven, intituled "An Act to facilitate "the foundation and endowment of additional Schools in Scotland." (28th July 1873.)

Whereas in pursuance of the Act of the session of the first and 1 & 2 Vict, second years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter eightyc. 87. seven, intituled " An Act to facilitate the foundation and endowment

"of additional Schools in Scotland," (in this Act referred to as the Highland Schools Act, 1838,) the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury (hereafter referred to as the Treasury), have purchased twenty-four thousand six-hundred and sixty-six pounds ten shillings and fourpence three per cent, consolidated bank annuities in the names of their nominees: 35 & 36! And whereas at the passing of the Education (Scotland) Act, Vict. c. 62. 1872, there was payable in pursuance of the Highland Schools Act, 1838, out of the dividends of the said bank annuities, to the schoolmaster appointed in each of the parishes specified in the first column of the schedule to this Act, the annual sum set opposite to the name of such parish in the second column of that schedule, and the dividends of the said bank annuities are insufficient to pay such annual sums, but such insufficiency could have been supplied under the Highland Schools Act, 1838, if the same had not been repealed: 35 & 36 And whereas by the Education (Scotland) Act, 1872, the High

Vict. c. 62. land Schools Act, 1838, was repealed in general terms, subject to the following proviso: "Provided that any sum payable to a "schoolmaster prior to the passing of this Act under the Act of "the first and second years of the reign of her present Majesty, "chapter eighty-seven, shall continue to be paid to him so long as "he holds the office of schoolmaster on account of which such sum "was payable to him, and shall thereafter be paid to the school "board of the parish in which he held such office for the purposes "of the school fund," but no provision was made for the disposal of the said bank annuities or for meeting the said insufficiency of the dividends thereof to pay the said sums: 35 & 36 And whereas by the Education (Scotland) Act, 1872, the school

Vict. c. 62. board was substituted for the heritors in every parish:

And whereas it is expedient expressly to repeal the Highland Schools Act, 1838, and make such provision respecting the said bank annuities and annual sums as is herein-after contained:

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

PRELIMINARY. 1. This Act may be cited as the Highland Schools Act, 1873.

ENDOWMEN T SCHOOLS;

2. The annual sums mentioned in the schedule to this Act shall, after the passing of this Act, be charged on the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom, and the Treasury shall by equal half-yearly payments in every year pay out of the Consolidated Fund or the growin produce thereof, to the school board of every parish named in the grst column of the schedule to this Act, for the purposes of the school fund, the annual sum which in the second column of that schedule is placed opposite to the name of such parish.

TEMPORARY PROVISIONS AND REPEAL.

3. So long as any schoolmaster to whom any of the annual sums mentioned in the schedule to this Act was at the passing of this Act payable in pursuance of the Highland Schools Act, 1838, continues to hold his oilice, the school board shall pay to him every half-yearly payment of that annual sum as soon as may be after they receive the same. Such portion of the said annual sums as before the passing of this Act the dividends on the said consolidated bank annuities have been insufficient to pay shall be deemed to have been charged, since the passing of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1872, on the Consolidated Fund, and shall be paid or repaid out of the same or out of the growing produce thereof. ` The first half-yearly payment of the said annual sums in pursuance of this Act shall be made on the eleventh day of November one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three.

4. As soon as may be after the passing of this Act, the Treasury shall by warrant direct the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to transfer all the consolidated three per cent. bank annuities standing in the books of the`said governor and company in the names of the nominees of the Treasury in pursuance of the Highland Schools Act, 1838, to the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, and on the said transfer being made, to cancel the same, and thereupon the Governor and -Company of the Bank of England shall cause such sums of bank annuitie_s to be transferred and cancelled by one of their oflicers, and any dividends which at the time of the transfer may be due on such bank annuities shall be applied in payment of the annual- sums -mentioned in the schedule to this Act. _ . .

5. The Highland Schools Act, 1838, and section seventy-eight of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1872, from the words “ and provided “ that any sum payable to a schoolmaster,” inclusive, to the end of that section, are hereby repealed.

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SCHEDULE.

Annual Sums payable at the passing of 35 & 36 Vict. Schoolmasters of the Parishes named below under 1 & i

Parish.

1. Acharacle

2. Balligrant

3. Croick

4. Cross .

5. Dunbeatb.

6. Duror .

7. Dunskellar

8. Foss

9. Insh .

10. Iona .

11. Keanlochbervie

12. Keisa .

13. Kinlochluichart

14. Kinlochspelvie

15. Laid or Poolewe

16. Lochgilphead .

17. Oa

18. Ownich .

19. Portnahaven .

20. North Ronaldshay

21. Eannoch .

22. Salen .

23. Stenchol

24. Stoer .

25. Strathy

26. Strontian

27. Tobermory

28. Tomintoul

29. Ullapool

30. Ulva .

c. 62, to the
Vict. c. 87.

Annual Sum.
£ S. d.
34 0 0
34 0 0
28 0 0
25 0 0
28 0 0
20 0 0
34 0 0
32 0 0
34 0 0
32 0 0
34 0 0
30 0 0
30 0 0
20 0 0
34 0 0
34 0 0
30 0 0
30 0 0
30 0 0
30 0 0
30 0 0
30 0 0
30 0 0
30 0 0
25 0 0
30 0 0
34 0 0
30 0 0
32 0 0
25 0 0

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