The BWI Archives
1871 ~ The Managers' Minute Book
Ruislip Church of England School
- 1871 -
Below we present the
record of meetings the Managers held during 1871.
This year had the first record of an Inspection by the Diocesan
Board of Education. The way that it is phrased suggests that it was being
introduced for the first time. It
was to be a regular annual event, an examination of the pupilsí
knowledge and understanding of the Bible and the teaching of the Church of
England (cf. the Diocesan Inspection Reports from later years). From
around 1960 it became a more informal event involving a tour of the school
and discussions with the Headteacher (see Log Book 3).
As the Managers noted in their minutes of 4th August
1869, they intended to remove the Master, Mr Lavis.
It is not certain when he left, though we have observed that he was
still organist at St Martinís for at least part of 1870 (see our
overview for that year). At
any rate, he appears to have vacated the school house by the time of the
1871 census when Ann Clark, a teacher at the school, together with her
mother and brother, were living there. As Ann Clark was a fully
Certificated teacher, she may have been employed on a temporary basis to
fill the teaching position vacated on Mr Lavisí departure.
From the August discussions of the Managers (1st and 3rd)
there was a desire, albeit not unanimous, to retain William Crump, possibly after he
finally qualified as a Certificated teacher, and offer him the
Mastership. The local
directory for 1871 names him as School Master Ė though this may be
because he was the only male teaching at the school, not because he
formally held the title. If he was offered the post, he must have turned
it down, and left shortly after, since the Managers were forced to find a
temporary Master which they appear to have been able to do extremely
swiftly, since they agreed to the appointment of Joseph Tempest at their
meeting on 15th August. It
should be noted that the salary quoted in respect of the Master, £100 per
annum in Mr Tempestís case, was for the combined posts of Master and
Mistress, not for the master alone!
That the resignation of William J. Crump be
That William Crumpís term having expired a temporary
engagement (termination at Michaelmas next) be made with him.
That a pupil teacher be obtained as soon as possible.
That Mr Lawrence be requested to procure a new pump for
the use of the school.
The school accounts and registers were examined and
Amendment proposed by Mr Deane.
For the amendment
For the original proposal
For the office of temporary Schoolmaster from
Michaelmas 1871 to Christmas 1872.
It was agreed that Mr Joseph Tempest of Allerton Place,
Halifax be accepted as Schoolmaster at a stipend of £100 per annum.
It was also agreed that Miss Clarkeís last quarter
salary be calculated on the preceding twelve months according to which her
proportion for the quarter will be £6.16.3
It was resolved to ascertain whether a Pupil Teacher
adequate to the requirements could be found among the male scholars.
consideration of the Monitors stipend to be deferred.
The altered Time Table to be sent to the Inspector
Certain repairs in the School House to be attended
It was resolved that Mr Baker be requested to accept
the office of Treasurer.
That the Christmas Holiday begin December 22nd
1871 end January1 1872.
That one pound be presented to Elizabeth Woodman for
her services and that her stipend after January 1st 1872 be two
shillings per week.
First uploaded: 10 April 2018