The BWI Archives
1867 ~ The Managers' Minute Book
Ruislip Church of England School
- 1867 -
Below we present the record of meetings the Managers held during 1867.
The January meeting considered the placing of rails at each
entrance, this implies at least two entrances, however, the school plan of
1862 only shows a single entrance on Eastcote Road. Families were expected
to contribute a small amount towards the expenses of the school, the
school pence; Mrs Woodman’s case - discussed in the April meeting –
probably resulted in a reduced payment, due to exceptional circumstances.
In relation to the 1st June meeting, the School Master, living
in the school house, was a tenant of the Managers, and therefore they were
responsible for all aspects of the upkeep of the house – including it
would seem a wobbly post for the clothes line!
The well, the only source of water for the Master and his family,
was again causing problems in 1886 (20th February). The
National Society, referred to in the Minutes for 12nd November, was the
body supporting the development of Church of England schools (see the
General Introduction). In
addition to providing grants to schools, it ran a significant publishing
section producing books to support teaching in schools. Towards the
end of 1867 we see the Managers actively engaged in seeking to appoint a male
assistant teacher; this possibly resulted from comments in the annual
inspection report. Almost all staff at the school would have been female,
the Master being the exception. Later
entries in the book suggest that William Crump was successfully appointed.
Mr Trenchard’s bill was ordered to be paid.
Mr Wilde moved and Mr Edwin Ewer seconded a resolution
to have rails placed on both sides of each entrance to the school grounds
– Mr Wilde undertook to have the necessary fence put up.
After reconsidering the resolution of the last meeting
that a railing should be placed on each side of the entrance to the school
grounds, it was proposed by Mr Wilde and seconded by Mr Lawrence that
ordinary clay pipes should be laid in place of the railings.
It was proposed by Mr Wilde and seconded by Mr Lawrence
that the use of the school be granted for the night to Mr Calvat for certain
readings. The proceeds of which are intended to augment the funds of the
Eastcote Cricket Club.
Mr Dean was appointed
Visitor for the ensuing month.
Mrs Woodman’s payment for her nephew’s child should
be 2d per week in future.
The Monitors to be continued at the same rate of pay
until the inspection.
No business transacted.
No business transacted.
H.J. Wilde appointed visitor for the ensuing month.
Mr Lavis complained of the well being foul and it was
arranged that Mr Deane should get it attended to, also the clothes’ poles
in the garden which require tightening in the ground.
Preparation should be made for the inspection.
The yearly Report was agreed to.
Annie Weedon to be admitted as Monitor on probation
without remuneration for the present.
An advertisement sent to the Uxbridge paper for a male
assistant in accordance with former resolution of the Committee.
Mr Lavis requested the use of the school room for
Sunday evening. Writing class.
Mr Lavis obtained permission to order 22 dozen copy
books; 2 dozen of the National Society’s 1st books and 2
dozen children primers.
The letters of candidates for the Assistant Teachership
were laid before the meeting and it was determined to reply to some of them
stating terms offered by the Managers etc.
Two youths(?) named, respectively, Crump and Tasker,
were deemed the most likely to make good teachers and Mr Harland was
requested to write to them.
The question of school prizes was deferred to the next
First uploaded: 9 April 2018