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1872 ~ The Managers' Minute Book

                                

Ruislip Church of England School
Managers’ Minute Book 1864-1903
   
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- 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.)   

Through 1872 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 1872).

    

fol. 16v
February 2nd 1872
At a meeting
Present            Mr Roumieu
                        Mr Deane, Mr Ewer, Mr McEvoy  

Resolved
That a Monitor be appointed.

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’.

J.J. Roumieu

   

fol. 16v
May 25th 1872
The following gentlemen were elected members of the Committee of Management.
                        Mr W.A. Took
                        Mr Robert Parnall
                        Mr Andrew Kingsmill  

Resolved
That certain repairs be attended to before the Inspector’s arrival viz. 2 gratings to the walls etc etc  

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

J.J. Roumieu

 

fol. 17r
July 6th 1872
At a meeting
Present            Mr Roumieu
                        Mr Deane

Resolved
That the holidays commence on July 12th and terminate August 12th

J.J. Roumieu

 

fol. 17r
August 26th 1872
At a meeting
Present            Revs C. Packe and Roumieu
                        Mr C Clarke, Mr Deane  

Resolved
That the following ladies constitute the Ladies Committee : Mrs & Miss Deane, Mrs & Miss Kingsmill, Mrs L. Baker & Miss Baker, Mrs Roumieu & Mrs Packe.

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 accommodation.  

That the agreement with Mr Tempest terminates at Christmas as agreed upon.

J.J. Roumieu

    

 

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Last updated: 16 April 2018