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1877 ~ The Diocesan Inspection

                                


Ruislip Church of England School

The Diocesan Inspection

- 1877 -  

Ruislip School was a school supported by the Church of England Parish of St Martin's within the Diocese of London. As such it had (and continues to have) visits from representatives of the London Diocesan Board of Education (now, 'of Schools') to ensure it provided (and continues to provide) part of its curriculum focused on the effective teaching of the Bible and of the teachings of the Established Church. 

The February edition of the Parish Magazine took note of recent passes by Eliza Bedford, Fanny Collins and George Bryant, presumably examinations set by the Diocesan Board of Education testing religious knowledge that the examinees would be required to teach.

Ruislip Church of England Schools

The Secretary has received the Report of the Pupil Teachers’ Examination from the Inspector of the London Diocesan Board of Education.

Eliza Bedford,            Ex-Pupil Teacher        placed in         First Class.
Fanny Collins             2nd Year,                                         Second Class
George Bryant            Candidate,                                       Second Class

The annual diocesan inspection of the school took place in April and the report was summaried in the May Parish Magazine

Inspection in Religious Knowledge
These Schools were inspected on Thursday, April the 26th by the Rev. G.P. Ottey, the Inspector for Religious Knowledge in the Diocese of London.

The following Report has been received by the Secretary.  

Special Results of Examination in the several Classes and Subjects.  

 

Highest Division

Middle  Division

Lowest Division

Infants

Old Testament

Good

Good

Good

Very Good

New Testament

Good

Good

Good

Good

Catechism

Good

Good

Fair

Very Good

Prayer Book

Good

 

 

 

Scripture by Heart

Fair

 

 

 

Written Work

 

 

Moderate

 

Each Division as a whole

Good

Good

God

Very Good


Inspector’s remarks on general results of Examination: -     

The course of Lessons presented was sufficient, and has been faithfully and successfully taught throughout the school. The infants did very well.  There are several backward boys in the lower half of the second division, and the first division ought to show singly more capacity to reason on the lesson received.  The Creed should be explained in every class.  The school is in excellent order, and the behaviour of the children very satisfactory.

        

 

First uploaded: 16 April 2018