The BWI Archives
1937 ~ HMI Inspection Report
L.E.A. – Middlesex
Ruislip C. of E. School. No. 53
Inspected 7th & 12th July 1937
This school, which is
recognised for 338 places, is still experiencing considerable pressure on
its accommodation. The roll now
reaches 399; the average number on books for the year ending March 31st
last was 393; and only one of the eight classes contains less than 50 pupils
– and that one has 48.
Under these circumstances it is most gratifying to be able to say
that highly creditable work continues to be done.
The Head Master knows his school & exercises a happy &
effective control over the details of its machinery.
The school is a good one; and most of the children are industrious,
responsive and pleasant to deal with. The
class work is methodically planned and systematically reviewed by the Head
Teacher. In the main, lessons
are presented in an interesting & enlivening manner, & much is done
to link up the child’s home and school experience.
Care in all written exercises is demanded. Unusual pains are taken to
awaken an interest in most branches of English and the Written Composition
of the highest group is of distinct merit.
It should be recorded, however, that there is a number of children in
attendance whose attainment on admission were, for various reasons, low; and
that, as far as is possible with such large classes, special care is given
Naturally the management and teaching of the eight groups vary to
some extent. In none are they
other than satisfactory; in the Infants’ Divisions they are suitable and
successful; and in Classes 1 & 4 they reach a level which, in some
respects, is much above the average.
The Head Master agrees, however, that certain improvements can be
effected; and he will give his close and immediate attention to developing
certain aspects of the Speech Training, and to providing all classes with
facilities for keeping appropriate records of the History, Geography and
Nature Study courses.
text of the inspection report does not appear to be in the hand of T.
Wilkinson. This copy in the Log
Book is signed by
P. Annett, the Middlesex Education Authority Divisional Officer
Log Book No. 2
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