The BWI Archives

1934 ~ An Overview from the Log Book

                           

The following 'overview' extracts from the School’s Log Books the following types of material:

  • That which directly affected the children and/or their parents (events, visits off site, visiting speakers, medical checks, services either in school or at St. Martin’s Ruislip, holidays, etc.)

  • Significant changes in staffing, in the main restricted to the Headteacher, the Deputy and those who had provided a long period of service.

  • Visitors that indirectly impacted on the management of the school and/or its educational practice – Local Authority Officers, Inspections, etc.

  • In-service courses undertaken by the Headteacher or other staff introducing significant educational initiatives.

  • Items that impacted on or resulted in changes to the School’s facilities.

Most entries in the Log Book (in 1934 kept by the Headmaster, Mr Wilkinson) have been lightly edited – expanding concise or abbreviated comments, etc.  Where entries have been copied without change, these are given in bold.  Editorial comments to ease comprehension are given in brackets and in italic. Unfortunately, Mr Wilkinson’s comments in the Log Book were often very brief, sometimes laconic, employed a number of non-standard abbreviations that are not always possible to expand, and wrote in a handwriting style that, while neat, often ran letters together such that individual letters can be confused.

  

 

Christmas Holiday: 22/12/1933 – 08/01/1934

 

 

09/01/1934

School reopened – one teacher short.

15/01/1934

Mrs K. Pearce commenced duty as Supply Teacher  
T.C.
(meaning of the abbreviation unknown)

17/01/1934

Fire Drill 44 secs

29/01/1934

Miss E.D. Hill-Jones commenced duty as Certified Assistant – Infants

14/02/1934

Children’s Service in Church 9-9.40 a.m.
Other lessons held as usual.

19/02/1934

Salaries Sheet forwarded

22/02/1934
23/02/1934

Preliminary Examination – only one candidate – underage
(For entry to grammar school, actually from 10/05/1934, this would appear to have been two condidates, one the correct age (Moyra B///) and one underage (R. C///) )

27/02/1934

Mr Annett called (Middlesex Education Authority, Divisional Education Officer)

06/03/1934

Marked forms &c (Prelim. Exam.) forwarded to the Divisional Officer

07/03/1934

The Vicar called.

09/03/1934

Headmaster absent – Influenza

19/03/1934

Headmaster returned to duty.

26/03/1934
27/03/1934

Secondary Schools Exam. – one candidate as above. (see 22-23/02/1934)
Moyra B/// absent from Exam owing to an attack of measles.

28/03/1934

Forwarded Medical Certificate for Moyra B/// to Divisional Officer. 
Fire Drill – 43 secs.

 

Mar. 29th – Apr. 8th Easter Holiday

 

 

 

Easter Holiday: 29/03/1934 – 08/04/1934

 

 

27/04/1934

Moyra. B/// attended the Supplementary Sec. Sch. Exam.

10/05/1934

Both R. C/// (underage) & Moyra. B/// have passed the Sec. Sch. Exam.

17/05/1934

Accident to Jean N/// – fall against desk in classroom during change of lessons.  Child taken home by Miss Brown.  Cut an inch long above right eyebrow – two stitches. Reported to the Secretary in duplicate.

 

May 21st – 23rd Whitsuntide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 19/05/1934 – 23/05/1934

 

 

24/05/1934

Empire Day – address by the Vicar.  Songs
Special Lessons in the Classrooms.

01/06/1934

Salaries Sheet forwarded to the D.O. (Divisional Office)

04/06/1934

Mr Ball (H.M.I.) called re numbers.

02/07/1934

Term Examinations commenced

06/07/1934

              - do -            concluded

10/07/1934-
20/07/1934

Headmaster absent – ill

23/07/1934

Inspection of Religious Knowledge – registers not marked.

27/07/1934

School Closed

 

– Aug. 27th   Summer Holidays

27/07/1934

Not in the hand of Mr Wilkinson:

The Report of the Diocesan Inspector.

            This School with its increasing numbers is serving a real need in this district.  The children are carefully graded and given a wide and well-thought out Syllabus.  In each class there is much evidence of sound teaching along practical and living lines. 

            The children were feeling rather “end-of-termish”, but nevertheless there were clear indications that the teaching is stimulating and gains the individual interest and response of the children.  The tone is very good.

Rev. Prebendary E.C.Rich.
Diocesan Inspector

 

 

 

Summer Holiday: 27/07/1934 – 27/08/1934

 

 

 

Entries from 28/08/1934 to the 24/09/1934 made by Miss Minett

28/08/1934

School re-opened this morning

28/08/1934

Owing to the absence on medical ground of Mr Wilkinson, the Headmaster, I am taking charge of the school.

E. Minett

30/08/1934

Mr Annett called

04/09/1934

Mr Annett called

06/09/1934

Mr & Mrs Darlington visited the School this afternoon.

10/09/1934

Mrs Pritchard, the Dental Officer visited for dental inspection

10/09/1934

Mr Wallis called

11/09/1934

Mrs Pritchard again visited and completed the dental inspection of all the children in the school.

13/09/1934

Mr Annett called.

20/09/1934

In the Vicar’s hand:
Visited School.  Reverent opening.  Registers verified as passed.

E. Cornwall Jones

24/09/1934

Headmaster resumed duty.  For a short time will arrive at 9.45 instead of 9 in accordance with advice of medical advisor.

23/10/1934

Milk Scheme introduced
300 ch
ildren taking advantage of the Scheme.

 

Oct 26th – 30th Mid Term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 26/10/1934 – 30/10/1934

 

 

19/10/1934?

Accident to Joan L///.  Reported to the D.O. (Divisional Officer/Office)

31/10/1934

20 pupils transferred to Ruislip Manor Temporary School
(This was probably the Manor Secondary School, though why Mr Wilkinson should refer to it as ‘Temporary’ is unknown.)

01/11/1934

All Saints Day.  Service in Church until 9.40.

02/11/1934

Accident to Ronald W/// – cut knee – reported to D.O. (Divisional Officer/Office)

05/11/1934

The Vicar called.

13/11/1934

Entered after 29/11/1934
Mr Beazer absent – interview for headship at Bedford.

29/11/1934

School closed – Royal Wedding
(Prince George, Duke of Kent, fifth child of George V, married Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark)

03/12/1934

Term Examination commenced – all classes will be examined & reports issued.

07/12/1934

Examinations completed. 
Fire Drill – 44 secs.

18/12/1934

Two films shown in School by Publicity Films Ltd.

19/12/1934

Carol Service in Church, 3.30 – 4.30 p.m.

21/12/1934

School Closed – Christmas Holiday

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday: 22/12/1934 – 07/01/1935

 

 

 

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