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1932 ~ The Managers' Minute Books

                                

Bishop Winnington-Ingram CE Primary School
Managers’ Minute Book 1
903-1955
     
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- 1932 -

Below we present the record of meetings the Managers held during 1932.

After the appointment of two permanent teachers to the school at the start of the year, subsequent meetings were largely concerned with the school’s ever increasing number of pupils on roll. Although Thomas Wilkinson reported at the November 11th meeting that the school’s capacity was 292, in 1931 he had written it was 300 (LB2: 21/10/1931). 300 seems the more logical number.  The Managers’ rehearsed various solutions. The Log Book indicates that the 9-10 years olds were housed in the county secondary school from the start of the school year 1932-33 (Option 2 discussed at the April 27th meeting, and identified in the revised resolution passed at the July 22nd meeting). The Log Book also indicates that the stage and the hall were used as classroom space, and external temporary buildings were being actively researched in October.  

Ruislip, served by the Metropolitan railway, was continuing to be developed.  In hindsight, the school was too small to serve the community’s needs and the original proposal for 560 places would have been more sensible (Managers’ meeting of June 20th 1929).  Likewise, the dual use of the Hall by the school and by the parish, was beginning to cause friction.

The issue of Mr Emery’s pay increase was also discussed: the recently appointed Caretaker was clearly in favour of money in his pocket than in his pension!

 

 

MMB2:159

 

 

Bishop Winnington-Ingram School
Meeting of Managers
February 1st 1932

Present:

The Vicar in the Chair
Messrs Lees, Hanhart, Carter, Whaley

 

 

Appointments

Assistant Master
The following candidates were interviewed:-

Mr D.J. Beazer, of  West Ealing
    T Jones, of Oxford, and
    S.G. Melhuish, Ickenham  

Mr D. J. Beazer was appointed unanimously subject to medical examination and the approval of the Middlesex Education Committee.
Mr Beazer accepted the appointment.  

Assistant Mistress  
Candidates Interviewed:-

Miss I. Brown, Lowestoft
      M. Bennington, Birmingham.
      G. Tucker, High Wycombe.  

Miss I. Brown was appointed unanimously subject to approval as above.

 

E Cornwall Jones
                Chairman

 

 

MMB2:160-61

 

 

Bishop Winnington-Ingram School
Meeting of Managers
April 27th 1932

Present:

The Vicar in the Chair
Mr W. Dixon Smith & Mr Carter
The Headmaster
Mr Wheeler attended on behalf of the Local Education Authority

 

 

Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were confirmed.

 

 

Numbers & Accommodation

Mr Wheeler outlined the progress of events following the building of the Senior School and later of the Bishop Winnington-Ingram School.

At present the Church School was rapidly becoming overcrowded with Juniors & Infants while the number on the roll of the Senior School was decreasing.

 

 

 

Suggestions

1.     Transfer the top age group from the Church School to the Senior School.

2.     Halve the two top age groups & send the lower half in each case to the Senior School.

3.     The Junior School to have two classes in the Hall after the Summer Holiday.

 

 

 

Objections
The Headmaster detailed the objections to the transfer of the top group, namely:-

1.     The proposal was educationally unsound & contrary to the Hadow Policy.  No educationist would attempt to justify transfer at the present age, i.e. within 6 months of the Entrance Examination to Secondary Schools.

2.     The top group had already been interfered with very seriously.

3.     The Church School would lose its status & the standing already gained.

4.     If the policy of cutting off the top group were agreed to, the Church School would be forced to become an Infants’ School by sheer weight of circumstances.  

Mr Wheeler expressed his agreement with Objection No. 1  

After more discussion it was agreed that the LEA call a conference of the Diocesan Authority, the LEA, the Board of Education and the Church School Managers to discuss the matter.

Mr Wheeler said he was grateful that his suggestions had not been completely turned down and thanked by the Vicar for his attendance.  

 

 

Correspondence

Copies of letters between the LEA and Mr Cook concerning apportionment of expenses were before the meeting.

Arrangements

1.     The LEA to pay for water, gas, fuel & cleaning materials.

2.     The Managers to pay for lighting and incidental expenses thereto.

3.     Wear & tear of the building. The Managers to pay one quarter of all expenses incurred.

An apology for absence was received from Mr Wallis

 

 

Caretaker

Mr Dixon Smith proposed, and Mr Carter seconded, that application be made to the LEA for an addition of £26 per annum to the Caretaker’s wages on account of the increase in numbers.   Carried.  

The list of Caretaker’s duties as prepared by the Headmaster was agreed to.

 

 

Playing Field

It was suggested that the Headmaster write to the Urban District Council for permission to use part of the Pinn Site.

 

E. Cornwall Jones
             Chairman

 

 

MMB2:162

 

 

Bishop Winnington-Ingram School
Meeting of Managers
July 22nd 1932

Present:

The Vicar in the Chair
Messrs A.A. Hanhart, D.W. Carter, W. Dixon Smith and J.H. Wallis

 

 

 

The meeting followed a conference between Mr. Wheeler, Mr Turner, the Vicar and Headmaster, when the following recommendation was formulated:-  

“That on condition that the Board of Education approve measures which will relieve the Bishop Winnington-Ingram School of Juniors & Infants from Eastcote by Easter 1934 the Managers of the Church School agree to the transfer to the Council School in August next of the whole of the 9-10 age group (i.e. about 84 children in all) and to the transfer at Easter 1933 of those children resident in Eastcote who fail to qualify for admission to a Secondary School and who would normally be transferred to the Council School in August 1933”  

This recommendation was fully discussed, after which Mr. W. Dixon Smith proposed, and Mr J.H. Wallis seconded, that the Mangers respectfully suggest that the recommendation be revised as follows:-  

“That purely as a temporary measure and on condition that the Board of Education approve measures which will relieve the Bishop Winnington‑Ingram School of Juniors and Infants from Eastcote by Easter 1934 the Managers of the Church School agree to the transfer to the Council School in August next of the whole of the 9-10 age group (i.e. about 84 children in all) and to the transfer at Easter 1933 of those children resident in Eastcote who will not be entering a Secondary School and who would normally be transferred to the Council School in August 1933.  The Managers do not agree to direct admissions of children of the above age to the Council School until such time as parallel classes have been authorised after Statutory Notice.”  

The recommendation was unanimously agreed to in its amended form.

 

Signed,        E Cornwall Jones
                    Chairman

 

 

MMB2:163

 

 

Bishop Winnington-Ingram School
Meeting of Managers
November 11th 1932

Present:

The Vicar in the Chair
Messrs A.A. Hanhart, Carter, Whaley, & Wallis

 

 

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were confirmed.

 

 

Number & accommodation

The Headmaster reported that the number on roll was 347, although the recognised accommodation was only 292.  The question of providing new classrooms was discussed after which Mr Carter proposed and Mr Whaley seconded that authority be given to a deputation to explore the position with regard to extra accommodation and necessary financial arrangement.

Resolved that the deputation consist of the Vicar and Mr Whaley.

 

 

Caretaker

The Vicar reported that the LEA had suggested a new arrangement with regard to the caretaker’s wages.  The suggestion was that Mr Emery should be admitted to the LEA’s superannuation scheme and be given an increase of £6 per annum.  

The Caretaker had already objected to this arrangement and on being questioned by the Managers again expressed his opposition to superannuation.  

It was resolved that the Vicar communicate again with the LEA with the object of securing a cash increase without superannuation.

 

 

Canon Maplesden Memorial

The Vicar proposed and Mr Carter seconded that £5 be forwarded to the Memorial Fund from the Bishop Winnington-Ingram School Account.

 

 

 

The Vicar reported that the staff salary cheque failed to arrive before the mid term holiday, and that the Dustolio ordered at the end of June had not been delivered.  It was resolved that the Vicar write to Mr Annett for an explanation.

 

 

 

It was also reported that certain alterations had been carried out to the electric light & gas supplies following instructions from the County Council Inspectors.

 

Signed:-
E Cornwall Jones        Chairman

 

 

MMB2:164

 

 

Bishop Winnington-Ingram School
Meeting of Managers
December 9th 1932

Present:

The Vicar in the Chair
Messrs D.W. Carter, A.A. Hanhart, P. Whaley,
             J.H. Wallis and W. Dixon Smith

 

 

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

 

 

Numbers & Accommodation

A discussion followed concerning the excess of numbers over the accommodation provided, with the consequent interference with the letting of the Hall, after which Mr Dixon Smith proposed, and Mr Carter seconded. that the Managers agree to the issuing of a Statutable Notice for the erection of two new classrooms.  

As an addition to this resolution Mr. Hanhart proposed, & Mr Wallis seconded, that the Managers see no object in proceeding with the Statutable Notice they have decided to issue, unless the status of the school as an eleven plus school is guaranteed by the authority responsible.
                    Carried

 

 

Banking Account

The Vicar proposed, and Mr Whaley seconded, that the Churchwardens for the time being be elected Honorary Treasurers to the Managers in place of the Vicar, resigned.
                                            
Carried

 

 

Correspondence

Correspondence was read from Mr Walton & Mr Annett concerning:-

1.     Caretaker’s wages,

2.     Erection of new school at Northwood and

3.     Direct admission of children of the 9-10 age group into the Council School.

 

E Cornwall Jones     Chairman

              

             

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