The BWI Archives
1870 ~ The Managers' Minute Book
Ruislip Church of England School
- 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).
It was agreed that William Crump should receive an
annual salary of £45 per annum.
No business of importance transacted.
Some school material was ordered.
Rosa Hillís resignation as Monitor was accepted.
It was decided that the midsummer vacation should
commence on Saturday July 30th and terminate August 23rd.
Required 2 dozen second Reading Books Scriptural &
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.
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
First uploaded: 10 April 2018