Aid For Non-Provided Schools
Important developments in the extension of educational facilities in Liverpool during the coming year were outlined by Mr. C. G. S. Gordon after his re-election by a .unanimous vote, last Tuesday, as chairman of the Education Committee.
The chief problems which the Education Committee would be called upon to solve, said the chairman, were:—
(I) The provision of new schools' accommodation to meet the need of developing areas; to relieve pressure on overcrowded buildings; to rebuild some of the schools in the centre of the city and also provide one or two new ones in the centre: and
(2); The reorganisation of the schools on the lines of the Hadow report in a new ight, and no longer as during the t past , en or fifteen years, in the vague anticipation that the school-leaving age might some day be raised to fifteen, but in the knowledge that it would be so raised on September 1, 1939.
Applications for Non.Provided Schools Under the Education Act of 1936, he stated, the committee was now in a position to consider applications from non-provided school managers for assistance in the construction of senior schools, and such proposals would shortly be placed before them.
The Church authorities were working in close consultation with the Board of Education and that committee, and a scheme had been worked out by the Rev. Dr. Traynor for the Catholip Schools that would be of the greatest benefit to the schools and the children. The relations between the Education Committee and the non-provided school authorities were harmonious and each recognised the difficulties under which the other was working.