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1872 ~ The Managers' Minute Book
Ruislip Church of England School
- 1872 -
Below we present the record of meetings the Managers held during 1872. Entries are sporadic for this year (February, May, July and August only).
The minutes for 25th May in relation to Elizabeth Woodman suggest that although taken onto the school staff in 1871 with the intention she should be apprenticed as a pupil teacher, it was felt that she wasn’t yet ready to sit the entry examinations. It would seem that she continued as a Monitor until 1880 when the Managers finally signed an apprenticeship agreement (23rd June & 30th August 1880), completing her four years as pupil teacher, possibly without gaining Certificated Teacher status, in 1884 (13th September).
The Managers’ minutes of 26th August identify in writing for the first time an ongoing problem that anyone who has had a connection with the school, either as the Ruislip CE School or as its successor, Bishop Winnington-Ingram CE Primary School, will recognise – the lack of available space for its pupils. It seems that the annual government inspection report made a detrimental comment on the area provided in the school for its pupils. This led the Managers agree that Mr Deane write the Committee of the Privy Council on Education (“My Lords”) to question the basis on which the comments were based.
The August meeting also saw the reconstitution of a Ladies’ Committee, whose function, no doubt, was largely relegated to overseeing ‘treats’ and girls’ needlework! (See the overview for 1864, also the Minutes for 12th September 1881 and 8th September 1900.)
we may assume that Mr Tempest was the Master, with his temporary contract
terminating at Christmas (26th August).
There is no record of the steps the Managers were taking to put in
place a permanent appointment at the start of 1873 (cf. overview for
That the office of Monitor be offered to Fanny Collins
@ 1/- per week.
That Mr Deane be requested to accept the office of
Treasurer ‘pro temp’.
That Mr Deane be requested to employ William Cox to
do the same provided he (Mr Deane) approves of the estimation and, should
the estimate not be satisfactory, to employ some other person.
The managers advise Elizabeth Woodman to postpone
sitting for her Pupil Teachership examination
That some materials required by Master be ordered.
That Mr Dean be requested to write to “My Lords” in
answer to their letter respecting the alleged deficiency in school
That the agreement with Mr Tempest terminates at
Christmas as agreed upon.
First uploaded: 11 April 2018
Last updated: 16 April 2018