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1870 ~ The Managers' Minute Book

                                

Ruislip Church of England School
Managersí Minute Book 1864-1903
   
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- 1870 -  

Below we present the record of meetings the Managers held during 1870.  The pattern of Managers' meetings, or at least minutes for them, is irregular.  There are none for the first three months of the year; August, September and November are also missing.  The position of School Master is uncertain.  Although the Managers had intended to terminate Mr Lavisí appointment at the end of 1869 (4th August 1869), records show that he was still employed as organist (which was combined with the post of Master).  The Managers do not discuss finding an alternative Master until August 1871.  There is also some uncertainty as to the role of William Crump in the school.  His employment started in 1868 on a salary of £5 per annum, this was raised to £10 per annum in 1869.  Such a salary level suggests a position as either Monitor or Pupil Teacher, though the phrasing of the minutes of 7th November 1868 is ambiguous (and that his additional salary should commence from January next) and could be interpreted that the £10 was to be paid in addition to an existing, unspecified salary - more likely it could simply refer to the additional £5 to the already existing £5 annual salary.  Whatever the situation, he appears to be a certificated teacher by 1870 if he was to receive an annual salary of £45 (3rd April 1870), and subsequently be offered the post of Master (1st & 3rd August 1871).  The position of Rosa Hill as Monitor was discussed in our introduction to 1869; briefly, although Rosa resigned her position as Monitor in 1870, she was encouraged to continue, which she did until 1871 when it seems she finally left.  The Rev. J.J. Roumieu was Vicar of Harefield and from October 1870 appears to have taken a strong role in determining the direction of the school took. He was eventually to relinquish his role as a Manager in 1878 when decisions were taken that impacted on the acceptance of pupils from outside the parish of Ruislip (see 9th March through to 20th September 1878).

 

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April 3rd 1870
Present            A.A. Harland
                       F.H. Deane Esqr, Mr Edwin Ewer  

It was agreed that William Crump should receive an annual salary of £45 per annum.

 

fol. 13v
May 7th 1870
Present            A.A. Harland
                       F.H. Deane Esqr, Mr Edwin Ewer  

No business of importance transacted.

 

fol.13v
June 4th 1870
Present            A.A. Harland
                       Mr Edwin Ewer  

Some school material was ordered.

 

fol. 13v
July 2nd 1870
Present            A.A. Harland
                       L.J. Baker Esqr, Mr Edwin Ewer  

Rosa Hillís resignation as Monitor was accepted.  

It was decided that the midsummer vacation should commence on Saturday July 30th and terminate August 23rd.

 

fol. 13v-14r
October 1st 1870
Present            J.J. Roumieu
                       Mr Edwin Ewer  

Required 2 dozen second Reading Books Scriptural & Miscellaneous lessons.  

It was agreed that Mr Roumieu makes a temporary engagement with Rosa Hill Ė the school being without a Monitor - and that steps be taken to supply her place as soon as it conveniently can be.

 

fol. 14r
December 31st 1870
Present            J.J. Roumieu
                       Mr Edwin Ewer  

Resolved That a new Time Table be adopted in which the Religious Instruction shall be appointed to commence at 11.20 a.m. and cease at 12.0 noon each day.  

Required Books etc.  

It was suggested that more attention be given to needlework.

         

 

First uploaded: 10 April 2018