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1909 ~ The Managers' Minute Books


Ruislip Church of England School
Managers’ Minute Book 1
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- 1909 -

Below we present the record of meetings the Managers held during 1909.  

Only two meetings were held, both in December.  The first meeting (02/12/1909) identified that the Managers’ opposition to a possible new school at Northwood had been overruled.  However, the proposed school would be in such a location as to accept pupils from Eastcote, overcoming one of the Managers’ concerns (cf. 15/09/1908).  In the longer term, the issue of growing pupil numbers in the Eastcote - Ruislip area was to have serious implications for the Ruislip School. 

Other than reporting the outbreak of Scarlet Fever and efforts the Vicar had made to close the school, presumably to break the cycle of infection, the only other issue the Managers appeared to have considered in 1909, was the recruiting of staff.




December 4th 1909

A Meeting of the Managers was held at the Vicarage at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, December 4th 1909
Present:      Mr J. Woodman & the Vicar  




A letter was received from Mr Abbott protesting against the inconvenient hour for him at which the meeting was held.



New School at Northwood

The Vicar reported that the <Middlesex> Education Department had overruled the appeal of the Managers against the proposed new school at Northwood & had decided to build one to accommodate 300 children.  It was to be erected near the point where Joel Street enters the main Rickmansworth Road & would be available for the Eastcote children.



Outbreak of Scarlet Fever

The Vicar reported that scarlet fever had been prevalent in the school since June & that [?] [?] of repeated protests on his part, the Education Committee, acting on the advice of the doctors, would not close the school.  The attendance for months had been very bad.



New Teacher

Miss Trist, having obtained an appointment as teacher in the school at Landport where her parents lived, had given a month’s notice to leave & Mr Gott had inserted in the paper our advertisement for a teacher. This had produced 84 applications which had been gone through very carefully by the Vicar & the Head Teacher, and 3 persons had been selected to be interviewed Miss Olley, Miss Webb & Miss Thanon  They were interviewed & Miss Olley was appointed. The travelling expenses of all 3 teachers were paid by the Vicar, & Miss Olley’s appointment was notified to Mr Gott.


William A.G. Gray




December 18th 1909

A Meeting of the Managers was held at the Vicarage at 12 o’clock on Saturday, December 18th 1909
Present:      Miss Warrender, Mr Deane & the Vicar



Appointment of New Teacher

The Vicar reported that he had received a letter from Miss Olley saying she found she was unable to keep her engagement & withdrawing from the appointment.  It had been necessary to ask 3 other teachers to come to be interviewed.  Miss Hudson, Miss King & Miss Gomme. Miss King came first with her aunt, & when she found it was a mixed school she withdrew her application.  Miss Hudson & Miss Gomme were subsequently interviewed, & Miss Hudson was, after much consideration, appointed. The fares of all teachers were paid by the Vicar and Miss Hudson’s appointment was notified to Mr Gott.


William A.G. Gray


Miss Hudson commenced work after the Christmas holidays and her appointment was subsequently approved by the <Middlesex> Education Committee



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