Registered files of the Board of Education and successors University Branch and Teachers Branch concerning the drafting and revision of the training of teachers regulations, the supply of trained teachers and the provision of training colleges, the formation of the Joint Examination Boards to administer the final examination of training college students and the introduction of building grant in aid of the establishment of training colleges.
The papers show the response to the Emergency Training Scheme launched in 1943 to meet the immediate post-war needs. Recorded are evacuation arrangements for training colleges and the effect of the second world war admissions. They illustrate measures taken regarding air raid precautions; other wartime grants; the provision of teacher training correspondence courses for members of the forces and prisoners of war; and the employment of ex-servicemen as physical training instructor. There are also papers concerning the implementation of the recommendations of the McNair Report published in 1944.
The series contains information on the various training college expansion programmes which took place between the years 1955-1967; the changes which occurred in the field of grants for both student and teacher training and the expansion of educational research.
Also included are records of various advisory bodies such as the National Advisory Council for the Training and Supply of Teachers, an additional standing committee (Standing Committee C) formed in 1957 which deals with teachers in further education establishments, as well as various sub-committees which were active in the later years.