The BWI Archives
1915 ~ An Overview from the Log Book
Ruislip Church of England School
- 1915 -
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 1915 was kept by the School Master, Ralph Youens.
retained. That for 1915 was kept by the School Master, Ralph Youens.
The impact of
the war, although not direct, was beginning to be felt: staff were allowed
time to say farewell to brothers who they might not see again, socks for
use in the trenches were knitted, and charity events were held to raise
funds. In other ways, life continued as normal, though pupil absence was
rarely commented on.
of Dr Warner from the LEA in July, was probably an educational inspection,
rather than a health check. If this is the case, it marks a shift from
inspections always being conducted by HMI, to a greater interest by the
LEA on the educational effectiveness of voluntary aided schools.
The autumn term visit, however, was by an HMI. Ralph Youens failed
to copy into the Log Book either the diocesan or government inspection
First uploaded: 28 February 2021