The BWI Archives

1937 ~ 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 1937 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: 23/12/1936 – 06/01/1937

 

 

11/01/1937

Mr W. Dixon Smith called.

13/01/1937

S.M.O. (The School Medical Officer visited)

14/01/1937

Salaries Sheet forwarded

20/01/1937

Several cases of Scarlet Fever have been reported and careful watch is being kept for suspected cases.
(The school had had a severe outbreak two months previously necessitating a thorough disinfecting of the school premises and examination of all pupils, see 27/11/1936)

15/02/1937

Mid Term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term 13/02/1937 – 15/02/1937

 

 

01/03/1937

S.M.O. (The School Medical Officer visited)

23/03/1937
24/03/1937

General Examination for entrance to Secondary Schools.
Five candidates absent ill – medical certificates forwarded to the D.O.
(Divisional Officer/Office)

 

Mar. 25th – Apr.4th inclusive – Easter Holiday

 

 

 

Easter Holiday: 25/03/1937 – 04?04?1937

 

 

06/04/1937

Mr Beazer absent – interview for headship

16/04/1937

Mr Wallis called.

11/05/1937

Coronation Celebrations in school – distribution of souvenirs given by the U.D.C. & C.C. (Urban District Council and Middlesex County Council)

07/05/1937

Miss J. Duthie & Miss E.D. Hill-Jones absent – afternoon only – interview for another post.

 

May 12th – 19th Inclusive.  School closed for coronation of King George VI.
(Coronation Day was Monday 12th May.  The event was probably compounded with the summer half term holiday as the Whit Monday Bank Holiday that year was 17th May.)

24/05/1937

Empire Day.  School closed in the afternoon

04/06/1937

Fire Drill – 44 seconds

08/06/1937

Derek B/// has been invited to sit for a special place at University College School.

14/06/1937

15 pupils have been offered places in County Secondary Schools.

30/06/1937

School closed in the afternoon – County Sports

06/07/1937

Term Examinations commenced

07/07/1937

Mr Green, H.M.I. in school all day.

08/07/1937

Inspection of Religious Instruction – registers not marked.

09/07/1937

Head Teacher absent part of afternoon – visit to the County Office.

12/07/1937

H.E.B. Green, Esq. HMI Report Page 284.

 

July 22nd - Aug. 23rd Summer Holiday, both dates inclusive

 

 

 

Summer Holiday: 22/07/1937 – 23/08/1937

 

 

24/08/1937

60 new pupils admitted

16/09/1937

Entry in hand of Dixon-Smith:
16 (Sept)    W. DixonSmith – checked Registers & found correct
(Mr Dixon Smith was a long serving School Manager for which body he acted as ‘Correspondent’ i.e. its clerk / secretary)

16/09/1937

Mr Hunt called re accommodation

24/09/1937

Miss Duthie absent – afternoon only – interview for post at Roe Green C.S. (County School) Appointed.

06/10/1937

Mr Hunt & the Vicar in school – conference with the Headmaster re accommodation & possibility of having a class in the Hall.

08/10/1937

Mr Dixon Smith called.

15/10/1937

Miss Hill – Jones abset – afternoon only – interview for another post. Appointed.

15/10/1937

Mr Hunt called.

 

Oct. 29th – Nov. 2nd Inclusive, Mid Term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 29/10/1937 – 02/11/1937

 

 

03/11/1937

Miss Duthie’s engagement in this school having terminated on Oct. 31st,
Mr A.G.Robson commenced duty today as Supply Teacher.

13/11/1937

The Rev. Canon E. Cornwall Jones, Vicar of Ruislip and Chairman of the Managers, died today.

16/11/1937

At the request of the managers, the school was closed at noon today as a mark of respect to the late Vicar.

03/12/1937

Stage Classroom cupboard used & left in a very dirty state by the R.D.S. (Ruislip Dramatic Society) Reported, by telephone, to the Divisional Office.

06/12/1937

Term Examinations commenced

14/12/1937

            - do -              completed.

22/12/1937

Mr Robson left today

31/12/1937

Miss Hill-Jones’s service terminated.

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday: 23/12/1937 – 05/01/1938

  

 

 

First uploaded: 7 May 2017