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1915 ~ An Overview from the Log Book

                           

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

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.

The presence 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 reports.

                         

       

LB1:393

 

11/01/1915

School re-opened this morning.  I returned to school after illness – R.Youens

LB1:394

 

08/02/1915

Miss Swyer is absent today with a bad cold.

22/02/1915

Miss Swayer returned to school this morning after illness.

03/03/1915

Diosesan Examination took place today.  The registers were not marked.

05/03/1915

Miss H.M. Holden is absent today with Influenza.  I have arranged for the children of Class III to be taught by teachers of Classes II & IV, and taken Standard IV boys with Class I.

08/03/1915

Miss Holden returned to school this morning.

10/03/1915

Miss D. Clough was absent today to attend an examination in music – Associated Board Royal Academy of Music.

12/03/1915

Seven pairs of socks belong to the school needlework were sent today to Head Office (for use of Middlesex Regiment) (Part of the war effort)

LB1:395

 

01/04/1915

We broke up this morning for Easter Holidays.  I week 1˝ days. 

12/04/1915

Re-assembled after Easter Holidays.

10/05/1915

Miss Swyer was allowed a part of the morning off today to take farewell of her brother who is leaving for the ‘front’.

14/06/1915

Miss D. Clough was absent today to visit her brother at Aldershot who leaves today for the Dardanelles.

16/07/1915

Received sewing material today.

21/07/1915

Dr Warner (Middlesex Education Committee) visited for Inspection today.

23/07/1915

Broke up this morning for Summer Holidays.  4 weeks.

23/08/1915

Re-assembled after Summer Holidays.

27/08/1915

Received goods from Philip & Tacey during the week.

06/09/1915

Miss Swyer absent this afternoon from sickness.

07/09/1915

Miss Swyer returned to school.

LB1:396

 

17/11/1915

Mr Burroughs H.M.I. visited on Thursday afternoon November 11th.

29/11/1915

Miss Grist was granted permission of absence today to attend & assist at a bazaar for War Funds.

14/12/1915

Miss Groome is absent to visit her sister who is dangerously ill.

15/12/1915

The attendance today is very small.  The roads from Ruislip Common & Eastcote are said to be flooded.  Arthur Lavender went home, too wet to stay at school.  Other children were attended to at school.

16/12/1915

Miss Groome returned to school this morning.

23/12/1915

We broke up this morning for the Christmas Holidays.

 

 

  

      

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