"THE Government's proposals to help the developing mintries of the Commonwealth with more Bnitish teachers deserve a welcome, and Catholics will have every sympathy with them," says Mr. R. F. Cunningham, secretary to the Catholic Education Council, in a comment on the plans announced last week by the Ministry of Education to ensure. that teachers accepting such posts abroad will not suffer financially or otherwise because of their absence from this country.
" The key to their success lies in preventing hardship to teachers who have been overseas when they return to this country, and the Catholic Education Council, which is to be represented on the new National Council for the Supply of Teachers Overseas. will be watching the interests of Catholic teachers.
" Its concern will he, in the first place, to try to ensure that Catholic teachers going overseas will have the chance of posts in Catholic schools with the same financial benefits and protection as teachers in other schools, and secondly, in ensuring that they will be given opportunities of resettlement in Catholic schools on their return without Toss of salary."