The BWI Archives
1930 ~ The Managers' Minute Books
Ruislip Church of England School
- 1930 -
Below we present the record of meetings the Managers held during 1930.
At the close of 1929
(15/11/1929) the Managers had agreed to make both Ellaline Weaving and Mrs
Barney redundant. Subsequently
seeking to reassure themselves, they noted that Miss Weaving had
secured appropriate employment.
Also in 1929 the
Managers had first sought space in the new county secondary school for two
classes of the oldest pupils. It
is not currently clear why, but subsequently the Managers asked Middlesex
County Council to allow the county secondary school to take control of
those two classes and to alter the age of transfer of the church school to
9 years until such time as the new church school was built.
All parties agreed to this on a clear understanding that it was a
temporary measure. The consequence was a reduction from six to four
classes, and the redundancies identified above.
While it seemed from
the minutes of 1929 that the arrangements outline above had been agreed,
the April 1930 minutes suggest that the process may have taken longer, and
not without further discussions. In
particular, Middlesex County Council needed to be satisfied that, in
granting permission for the works to go ahead, the new primary church
school would be able to accommodate a larger number of pupils than
The need to hold the
April meeting would appear to have been triggered by the resignation of
Beatrice Grist, the Headteacher, who had been appointed to an Infant
School in Uxbridge. The
Managers immediate action was to ask Edith Minett to take over the running
of the school in a ‘caretaker’ capacity, provide additional support
for her by reemploying Mrs Barney if she were willing, and then begin the
process of formal recruitment, with Thomas Wilkinson eventually being
appointed out of 206 applicants.
probably started at the beginning of the school’s summer holiday, the
Managers having scrutinised the final plans, put them on public display,
and authorised the Vicar to sign the building contract on their behalf at
the July 22nd meeting.
First uploaded: 23 March 2021