7 JUNE 1913, Page 17


(To THE EDITOR Or THE " SpacTATos."1 Sru,—Some few weeks ago notices appeared in the press referring to a course of training proposed to be given at Cherwell Hall, Oxford, to women teachers preparing for work in Preparatory Schools or in the Lower Forms of Secondary Schools. May I ask your kind permission to correct these notices on two points ?

1. The course of training contemplated at Cherwell Hall is solely a domestic arrangement. Cherwell Hall has in the past occasionally admitted a limited number of students who, although not qualified to compete for the diploma of a University, can profit by systematic training. A certificate will be given to such of these as shall have completed not less than a year's course of residence and training at the Hall, and shall have satisfied the authorities as to their fitness. Such a certificate could not enter into competition with the diploma or certificate awarded by any academic body.

2. I greatly regret that some of the notices referred to have contained inaccurate statements about the Examination for Teachers held by the Cambridge Teachers' Training Syndicate. No person unconnected with the Syndicate is warranted in speaking on behalf of that body. But I am permitted to call attention to the following provisions contained in the published regulations of

• the Syndicate. Besides those who have graduated or obtained . the equivalent of graduation in some University of the United Kingdom, persons are admissible to the Examinations of the Syndicate who have passed the Intermediate, or an equivalent, Examination in Arts or Science in some University of the United Kingdom, or who have obtained a certificate with honours in at least one group in the Higher Local Examination of Cambridge or Oxford. Persons are also admissible who have passed an Examine.- tion which can be shown to be at least of the standard of the above-mentioned Examinations; and special leave may be accorded to persons who have not qualified by means of Examinations but have had, in the opinion of the Syndicate, adequate experience in teaching and can furnish proof of having received a good education.

May I at the same time be allowed to express my strong sense of the gratitude that is due to the Cambridge Syndicate for the services rendered by them to the training of teachers, especially of women teachers, in such institutions as that with which I have the honour to be connected ?—I am, Sir,

Exeter College, Oxford. W. W. JACKSON, Chairman of the Council of Cherwell Hall Training College,