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Naval Schoolmasters


1910 01 18
Shortage of Schoolmasters - Improved Conditions of service
And whereas we have had under consideration the difficulty experienced in obtaining candidates for the position of Schoolmaster in Your Majesty's Naval Service :

And whereas we consider it necessary, in order to secure the services of efficient candidates, that the position and prospects of the Naval Schoolmaster class should be materially improved :

And whereas we are desirous of obtaining power to extend payment of the allowance of sixpence a day, sanctioned by Order in Council of Her late Majesty of 5 July, 1889, to any person (not being a Naval Schoolmaster) selected to perform the duties of a Naval Schoolmaster for the period of actual employment :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize the introduction of the changes in the conditions of service of Chief Schoolmasters, Head Schoolmasters, and Naval Schoolmasters, set forth in the annexed schedule.

We further beg leave to recommend, with regard to the proposal contained in clause eight of the schedule, that we may be empowered to grant the relative rank of Lieutenant to those Chief Schoolmasters who have retired, after serving for three years in that rank on the Active List, since 1 April, 1904, the date on which the rank was instituted, the grant of this rank to be a purely titular distinction and to carry with it no pecuniary advantages.

Schedule.

  1. The maximum numbers of Chief Schoolmasters and Head Schoolmasters to be respectively 4 and 33.
  2. The scales of pay to be as follows, viz.:

  3.  

    Pay per diem.

     

    s.

    d.

    Naval Schoolmaster-On entry

    5

    6

    After 4 years' service

    6

    0

    After 8 years' service

    7

    6

    Head Schoolmaster - On promotion     

    8

    6

    After 5 years' service

    9

    6

    After 10 years' service

    10

    6

    After 15 years' service

    11

    0

    Chief Schoolmaster - On promotion

    11

    6

    After 2 years' service

    12

    0

    After 4 years' service

    12

    6

    After 6 years' service

    13

    0

    After 8 years' service

    13

    6


  4. The maximum pension for a Chief Schoolmaster to be £150 a year instead of £120 as fixed by Order in Council of 29 February, 1908.
  5. Head Schoolmasters to be pensioned on the scale of pension applicable to Naval Schoolmasters in such cases as may be for their advantage, service as Head Schoolmaster being allowed to reckon as superior Petty time.
  6. The scale of pensions for widows and compassionate allowances to legitimate children of Chief Schoolmasters and Head Schoolmasters to be as follows, viz.

Rank of Officer.

Widow's Ordinary Pension.

Ordinary Compassionate Allowance

If the Officer was killed in action or died within 2 years of wounds received in action.

If the Officer was drowned, or suffered other violent death, in an immediate act of duty, or it be proved to the satisfaction of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty that he died from the effects of any injury or disease caused by extra- ordinary exposure or exertion on service within 2 years after his being first certified to be ill.

     

Widow's Pension.

Compassionate Allowances.

Widow's Pension.

Compassionate Allowances.

   

£

£

£

£

£

Chief Schoolmaster of one year's seniority on the Active List

30

5 to 8

45

8 to 10

40

6 to 8

Chief Schoolmasters of less than one year's seniority on the Active List and Head Schoolmasters of one year's service, acting time included, if confirmed in rank

25

Nil

35

8 to 10

30

6 to 8

  1. The conditions of one year's seniority and one year's service in the above scale not to be applicable in cases where the special rates are payable.
  2. In the event of a Chief Schoolmaster of three years' seniority dying while on the Active List after attaining the age for optional retirement, his widow and children to be eligible, at the discretion of the Admiralty, for pension and Compassionate Allowances on the scale applicable to Junior Lieutenants.
  3. In the case of a Chief Schoolmaster retired with the relative rank of Lieutenant, the rates to be the same as for Junior Lieutenants.
  1. At the discretion of the Admiralty, Chief Schoolmasters and Head Schoolmasters to be retained on the Active List up to the age of 60, if for the benefit of the Service.
  2. The clothing gratuity payable to Naval Schoolmasters on entry to be £3 10s. 0d. instead of £2 10s. 0d.
  3. The relative rank of Lieutenant to be granted at the discretion of the Admiralty to Chief Schoolmasters retired after 3 years' service in that rank.
  4. The instructional allowance of one shilling a day to the Chief or Head Schoolmaster of each gunnery, torpedo or navigation school, sanctioned by Order in Council of 7 March, 1904, to be abolished, but officers at present in receipt of this allowance to continue to draw full pay under present conditions, together with the allowance, until such time as they would benefit by receiving full pay under the revised scale without the allowance.
  5. An allowance of sixpence a day to be paid to any person or persons (not being Naval Schoolmasters) when actually employed in conducting classes in harbour or shore establishments, the number to be paid in each establishment being fixed by the Admiralty.

1912 10 18
Allowances for Instructors at Boys Training Establishments
And whereas we are of opinion that the instructional duties carried out by the Naval Instructors in charge of the School work in the Boys' Training Establishments in H.M.S. "Impregnable" and at Shotley are of such a nature as to merit the grant of an allowance in addition to the full pay of the Officers in question:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction a tuition allowance of £100 per annum being paid to each of these Officers:

We beg leave further to recommend that, in the event of a Naval Instructor being appointed to supervise the School work of the Youths under training at the Royal Naval Barracks at Devonport, we may be authorized, with the consent of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury, to sanction payment of a similar allowance to the Officer appointed.


1913 10 17
Instructor's Allowance for Boys Training Ships
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council bearing date the 11th day of October, 1912, to authorize the payment of a tuition allowance of £100 per annum to each of the Naval Instructors in charge of the School work in the Boys' Training Establishments in Your Majesty's Ship ‘Impregnable' and at Shotley:

And whereas Your Majesty's Ship 'Powerful' will be commissioned as a separate Boys' Training Establishment, and we consider that the Naval Instructor who will be in charge of the School work therein should receive a similar allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of a tuition allowance of £100 per annum to this Officer as from the 1st September, 1913.


1923 11 30
Schoolmasters - Re-Organisation and Pay Review
And whereas Your Majesty was further graciously pleased, by Your Orders in Council of 9 March, 1921, and 27 May, 1921, to approve a revised scale of full pay for Schoolmasters, Royal Navy, and Schoolmasters, Royal Marines, with effect as from the 1st February, 1919, and regulations for the retired pay, etc., of Schoolmasters, Royal Navy, with effect as from the 1st April, 1919, respectively:

And whereas we are of opinion that a more favourable scale of full pay should be adopted for Schoolmasters, Royal Navy, that the rank of Commander should be established in the Schoolmaster Branch of the Royal Navy, and that certain amendments should be made in the regulations governing the promotion, retired pay and retiring gratuities, etc., of Officers of this Branch:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the regulations contained in the attached Schedule, with effect from 1st April, 1922.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

Schedule

I.-Promotion.

Commander.-The rank of Commander to be established in the Schoolmaster Branch, the number of Officers holding such rank not to exceed one per cent. of the total number of Officers in the branch on the Active List.

Promotion to be made from Headmasters by selection, in conjunction with seniority, and Officers so promoted to continue to be styled Headmasters.

Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank.-A Schoolmaster to be promoted to the rank of Commissioned Officer from Warrant rank after 15 years from date of entry, if he has not previously been selected for promotion to Senior Master, provided he is recommended and qualified by examination.

II. Full. Pay.

The scale of full pay to be as follows :

 

Per Day.

 

s.

d.

Schoolmaster Candidate

12

0

Probationary Schoolmaster

12

6

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after one year from date of entry, or on confirmation if later

13

0

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 2 years from date of entry

13

6

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 3 years from date of entry

14

0

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 4 years from date of entry

14

6

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 5 years from date of entry

15

0

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 6 years from date of entry

15

6

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 7 years from date of entry

16

0

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 8 years from date of entry

16

6

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 9 years from date of entry

17

0

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 10 years from date of entry

17

6

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 11 years from date of entry

18

0

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 12 years from date of entry

18

6

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 13 years from date of entry

19

0

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer) after 14 years from date of entry

19

6

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank)

20

0

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) after 1 year

20

6

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) after 2 years

21

0

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) after 3 years

21

6

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) after 4 years

22

0

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) after 5 years

22

6

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) after 6 years

23

0

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) after 7 years

23

6

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) after 8 years

24

0

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) after 9 years

24

6

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) after 10 years

25

6

Senior Master (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) to receive the rate of pay to which he would be entitled as a Schoolmaster (either Warrant Officer or Commissioned Officer from Warrant rank, according to time served from date of entry), with an addition of 3s. a day.

   

Headmaster (Lieutenant) on promotion

28

0

Headmaster (Lieutenant) after 3 years

29

0

Headmaster (Lieutenant) after 6 years

30

0

Headmaster (Lieutenant-Commander) on promotion

32

0

Headmaster (Lieutenant-Commander) after 3 years

36

0

Headmaster (Commander) on promotion

40

0

Headmaster (Commander) after 3 years

44

0

Headmaster (Commander) after 6 years

48

0

Headmaster (Commander) after 9 years

52

0

III.-Retired Pay.

For the first five years from date of entry a Schoolmaster to be regarded as a Temporary Officer, and not to be entitled to Retired Pay, except as provided for such Schoolmasters if invalided for causes attributable to the conditions of service.

After five years from date of entry Schoolmasters and Senior Masters to be eligible for retired pay for service at the rate of £50 a year, with an addition of £10 for each complete year's service in excess of five years up to a maximum of £250 a year, the maximum for a Schoolmaster of Warrant rank to be £180 a year.

Headmasters of the rank of Lieutenant and Lieutenant-Commander to continue to be eligible for the rates of retired pay laid down for those ranks by Order in Council of 22nd January, 1920, Schedule V, Section IX, Sub-Section VIII, Headmasters of the rank of Commander to be eligible for retired pay at the rate of £400 a year.

The provisions of Order in Council of 27th May, 1921, for the retirement of Schoolmasters under the age of 40 and the scale of gratuities laid down therein to remain in force, subject to then proviso that qualifying time or service for such gratuities shall take effect from date of entry in the Schoolmaster Branch, or in the case of any Schoolmaster (Old System) retired prior to 1st April, 1922, from a date six months subsequent too such entry.

IV.-Application to Officers Serving on 1st April, 1922.

  1. A Schoolmaster entered as a Naval Schoolmaster for continuous service prior to August, 1914, to reckon seniority from the date of his acting warrant, but to reckon qualifying time or service for full pay, promotion and retired pay or retirement gratuity as though he had been entered as a Schoolmaster candidate on the date of his continuous service engagement in the Schoolmaster Branch.
  2. A Schoolmaster entered for temporary service during the late war and transferred to the permanent list to reckon seniority from the date of his acting Warrant, but to reckon qualifying time or service for full pay, promotion and retired pay or retirement gratuity as though he had entered as a Schoolmaster candidate on the date of his temporary service engagement as a Naval Schoolmaster.
  3. A Schoolmaster entered as a Schoolmaster candidate on or after the 29th November, 1918, to reckon seniority as Warrant Officer and qualifying time or service for full pay, promotion and retired pay or retirement gratuity as from date of entry as a Schoolmaster candidate.
  4. A Schoolmaster advanced to the rank of Commissioned Officer from Warrant rank under the provisions of Order in Council dated 22nd January, 1920, Schedule III, Section XIII, Clause 4 (c), to reckon, seniority as Commissioned Officer from Warrant rank from 29th November, 1918, but to reckon qualifying time or service for full pay and retired pay as in (a) above.
  5. A senior Master to reckon seniority as Commissioned Officer from Warrant rank from dates of promotion to Senior Master, subject to clause (d) above, but to reckon his qualifying time or service for full pay and retired pay or retirement gratuity as in (a) or (b) above frown the date, of his continuous service engagement in the Schoolmaster Branch.

V.-General.

Officers serving in the Schoolmaster Branch on the 1st April, 1922, to have the option of accepting the regulations contained in this Schedule in full or of remaining under the regulations previously applicable to them.

The rates of widows' pension, and compassionate allowances for children for Headmasters of the rank of Commander to be at the rates applicable to Officers of the same rank in other branches ,

The regulations contained in this Schedule not to be applicable to Officers of the, Schoolmaster Branch, Royal Marines.

The provision contained in Order in Council of 22nd January, 1920, Schedule III, Section VI, for the establishment of a Special List of higher appointments and the payment of an allowance of 1s. a day to the holders of such posts is cancelled.

The loss of seniority by sentence of a Court Martial to count as loss of time from date of entry in the Schoolmaster Branch for all purposes where applicable.

The rates of full pay and retired pay laid down in this Schedule to be subject to review in July, 1924, and subsequently.


1935 02 22
Warrant & Commissioned Schoolmasters - Promotion
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of February, 1935.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 10th day of January, 1935 (C.W. 9433/34), in the words following, viz. :-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions, or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's. Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman, or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas by Your Order in Council dated the 28th November, 1923, provision is made, inter alia, for Schoolmasters, Royal Navy, to be promoted to the rank of commissioned officer from warrant rank after fifteen years from date of entry provided that they are recommended and qualified by examination

And whereas we are of opinion that these provisions of the aforesaid Order in Council should now be revised

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorise us, at our discretion, to promote Schoolmasters, Royal Navy, to the rank of commissioned officer from warrant rank after completing ten years from date of entry, provided that such earlier advancement shall not have the effect of increasing the pay or retired pay of such schoolmasters beyond the rate for which they would have been eligible had the period of qualifying service not been thus reduced, and provided also that Schoolmasters who have already completed ten years from date of entry shall be advanced at our discretion to the rank of commissioned officer from warrant rank from the date of this Order in Council.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1936 05 05
Acting Schoolmasters
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th day of April, 1936.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 30th day of March, 1936 (N. 1049/36), in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted inter alia that all pay, pensions or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman or Marine therein shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas by Orders in Council dated the 17th day of May, 1908, and the 17th day of May, 1920, conditions were laid down for the payment of an allowance to the naval rating performing the duties of Acting Schoolmaster in certain of Your Majesty's Ships which do not carry a Naval Schoolmaster:

And whereas we are of opinion that the educational requirements in certain ships of Your Majesty's Navy justify the provision of instructional staff additional to a Naval Schoolmaster:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to sanction, by Your Order in Council, payment of the authorised allowance to Acting Schoolmasters when employed in ships in which a Naval Schoolmaster is carried, the sanction of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury being obtained before payment of the allowance is made in ships carrying a Naval Schoolmaster other than Battleships, Battle-Cruisers, Aircraft Carriers of over 17,000 tons and vessels of Destroyer Flotillas.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
M. P. A. Hankey.


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