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1912 ~ An Overview from the Log Book

                           

Ruislip Church of England School
Log Book 1890-1925
   
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- 1912 -

Since the Revised Code of 1862, schools had been required to keep a Log Book in which the principal teacher should make a brief daily record of any significant events. Although many aspects of the Code disappeared with the Education Act 1902, the keeping of the Log Book was retained. That for 1912 was kept by the School Master, Ralph Youens.

There was much less emphasis on attendance levels in the 1912 entries in the Log Book, with only an outbreak of whooping cough, towards the end of the year, causing any significant fall off in numbers.

Though Ralph Youens did not note it, his wife ceased working at the school at Easter. Her replacement was Laura Stanley, who sat for her certification examination at the end of the year.

Ambrose Bane, the Divisional Clerk to the LEA and based in Uxbridge, made one of his occasional visits to the school.  The diocesan inspector made his annual visit and subsequent report, and Mr Lucas HMI came on 18/07/1912, though no report from him was entered into the Log Book. Other visitors included a second HMI who possibly gave some demonstration lessons in physical education.  Both female Managers, Mrs Edwards & Miss Warrender, took an interest in seeing the school ‘at work’.  

Ralph Youens appeared to have been very pleased with the increased flexibility that the new partitions in the large teaching room provided, after their installation at the start of the year. In particular, they allowed ‘drill’ when adverse weather did not permit outdoor lessons.

                                

       

LB1:373

 

08/01/1912

Re-assembled after Christmas Holidays.  The partition across the main room is being erected this week – out of school hours.  It was arranged with the Contractor to be put up &c during the holidays.

13/01/1912

The partition was finished today with the exception of staining & varnishing.

17/01/1912

It is a wet day and in consequence the attendance is very poor.

18/01/1912

Wet & cold.

LB1:374

 

19/01/1912

School visited this afternoon by J.W. Veysey H.M.I. who took some classes in drill.

23/01/1912

During unsuitable weather Drill will be taken by Class IV during the last lesson on Tuesday morning instead of the second; and on Fridays 11.30 to 12 noon instead of the afternoon as the Infant classroom is then available.

02/02/1912

Work as usual this week.  The Partition recently erected has made ‘indoor’ drill possible & pleasant.

09/02/1912

Attendance is improving.

16/02/1912

Improvement fairly maintained.

22/02/1912

In the Vicar’s hand:  
I examined the registers this morning and found them quite correct.

W.A.G. Gray

LB1:375

 

06/03/1912

Diocesan Exam today, registers were not marked.

13/03/1912

Mrs Youens was absent today (afternoon).

20/03/1912

In the Vicar’s hand:
I examined the registers today and found them quite correct.

William A.G. Gray

01/04/1912

<Ruislip-Northwood> Urban District County Council election today.  School was used.

04/04/1912

Broke up for Easter Holidays

15/04/1912

Re-assembled after the Easter Holidays.

22/04/1912

Miss Laura Stanley commenced duties as Assistant Mistress (Infants) today.  Mrs Edwards (Manager) visited Wednesday morning April 17th

(Mr Youens does not identify that his wife left teaching at the school at Easter and that Laura Stanley was her replacement.)

LB1:376

 

22/04/1912

In the Vicar’s hand:
I examined the registers this morning and found them quite correct.

W.A.G. Gray

10/05/1912

The school was visited yesterday by Miss Warrender (Manager)

17/05/1912

School was closed yesterday afternoon on account of the local fair.
(Thursday 16th was Ascension Day)

24/05/1912

Broke up for Whitsun Holidays

03/06/1912

Re-assembled after Whitsun Holidays.

24/06/1912

In the hand Mrs Edwards (Manager):
I examined the registers & found them quite correct.

Alice Edwards

LB1:376-77

Diocesan Report 1912

The school is again very good.  In Division I there is much earnest work, the point and meaning of the Acts might be more fully grasped – the Confirmation Service in the lower standards might have more in it, but the new teacher has begun very well, so has the new teaching in Division II who has done kindly and effective work, under the circumstances it might have been well to have taken a smaller syllabus.

Division III is practically & spiritually taught, the children answer generally & with thought.  Thorough and clear teaching has been given in Division IV & there is free and happy answering.

Bernard Reynolds

LB1:377

 

12/07/1912

The usual heat of the last few days is very trying to the children, in school.

18/07/1912

Mr Lucas H.M.I. visited the school today. 

Ten dual desks were received this afternoon, as ordered.

LB1:378

 

25/07/1912

In the Vicar’s hand:

I examined the registers this morning and found them quite correct.

W.A.G. Gray

26/07/1912

Registers closed at 1.45 p.m. this afternoon, scholars being dismissed at 3.45 pm.  We broke up for the Summer Holidays (4 weeks).

26/08/1912

Re-assembled after the Holidays.  The attendance is very small, in consequence of a very wet day.

13/09/1912

Work as usual this week.

23/09/1912

School visited by Dr Tate for Medical Inspection

30/09/1912

Very wet day.  Attendance small.

02/10/1912

In the Vicar’s hand:
I examined the registers this morning and found them quite correct.

W.A.G. Gray

16/10/1912

In the hand of Mr Bane:
Visited and checked registers.

A. Ambrose Bane
Divisional Clerk
Middlesex Education Committee

LB1:379

 

18/10/1912

Miss Grist is absent from school today from illness.

29/10/1912

In the hand of Mrs Edwards, Manager:
Visited the schools this afternoon

A. Edwards

29/10/1912

Have made a new Time Table which will be used for a few days experiment.

04/11/1912

Registers will be closed during November & December at 1.30 pm 
School dismissed at 3.30 pm.

15/11/1912

Work as usual this week.  There are several cases of whooping cough among the children.

29/11/1912

Whooping cough has much increased.
Miss Stanley (Uncertificated) will be absent next week by permission of the managers to attend examination for Certificate.

13/12/1912

We have taken the ‘term’ exams this week.

LB1:380

 

17/12/1912

In the Vicar’s hand:
I examined the registers this morning and found them quite correct.

William A.G. Gray

20/12/1912

We broke up this morning for the usual Christmas Holidays.

 

 

  

      

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