The BWI Archives

1938 ~ 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 1938 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: 23/12/1937 – 05/01/1938

 

 

06/01/1938

Mr A.G. Robson appointed permanently from today.

17/01/1938

Medical Inspection for next fortnight – mornings only.

31/01/1938

Mr Annett called & signed the last report
(Mr Annett was the Middlesex Education Authority Divisional Officer.  The reference is to the entry in the Log Book of a copy of the 1937 HMI Inspection Report.)

18/02/1938

Entrance Examination - preliminary

21/02/1938

Mid Term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 19/02/1938 – 21/02/1938

 

 

27/02/1938

In the hand of J.N. Wallis??:
Feb 27th 1938 Checked Registers and found correct   J N Wallis

11/03/1938

Mr W. Dixon Smith called
(Mr Dixon Smith was a long serving School Manager for which body he acted as ‘Correspondent’ i.e. its clerk / secretary)

31/03/1938

Form IX &c completed & forwarded to the D.O. (Middlesex Education Authority, Divisional Officer/Office)

01/04/1938

Term Tests in all classes except Class 1 during next few days.

06/04/1938
07/04/1938

Second Entrance Exam

 

Ap.14th – 24th Inclusive – Easter Holiday.

 

 

 

Easter Holiday: 14/04/1938 – 24/04/1938

 

 

13/04/1938

Mr H.E.B. Green H.M.I. called re playgrounds &c

20/05/1938

Mr Wallis called re numbers, waiting list, &c

24/05/1938

School closed in the afternoon – Empire Day
The usual celebrations took place in school.

27/05/1938

The newly inducted Vicar of Ruislip, the Rev. G.D. Barnsley, visited the school today.

 

June 6th – 8th School closed – Whitsuntide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 04/06/1938 – 08/06/1938

 

 

13/06/1938-
24/06/1938

Mr A.G. Robson attending P.T. Course at Kingsbury (mornings only)

21/06/1938

Children’s Service in church 8.50 – 9.30 a.m.

22/06/1938

Dr Hignett called re Scarlet Fever cases.

24/06/1938

Mr Wright (A.S.M.O.)  - do -
(Assistant School Medical Officer?)

30/06/1938

Miss J. Brown’s engagement in this School terminated today.  She takes over a headship in Tottenham.

14/07/1938

Inspection – Religious Knowledge.  Registers not marked.

20/06/1938

Checked Registers & found all correct.

 

July 21st – Aug. 22nd inclusive – Summer Holiday

 

 

 

Summer Holiday: 21/07/1938 – 22/08/1938

 

 

25/08/1938

H.E.B. Green Esq. H.M.I. called today concerning number of roll & waiting list

01/09/1938

Miss A.M. Dann & Miss H.I.Owen commenced duty as Assistant Mistresses today.

29/09/1938

Children’s Service in Church 8.50 – 9.35 a.m.

03/10/1938

Mrs E.M. Lemmings (née Miss Marchant) commenced duty today as Supply Teacher.

13/10/1938

Headmaster absent – morning only – visiting St Alban’s School, Holborn, with the Chairman of the Managers.

 

Oct. 28th – Nov. 1st Mid Term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 28/10/1938 – 01/11/1038

 

 

22/11/1938

Mr Hunt called re school accommodation.

24/11/1938

Mr Hunt conferred with the Vicar & Headmaster re the fixing of a boundary on the East side.  Provisional agreement was reached. (Ridgeway & King’s College Road).

01/12/1938

Mrs Lemmings (née Miss E.M. Marchant) completed her service as Supply Teacher here today)

02/12/1938

Miss M.E. Mitchelhill (T.C.) (Teaching Certificate?) commenced duty today

08/12/1938

Term Examinations commenced in all classes

15/12/1938

        - do -                completed

22/12/1938

School closed in the afternoon on instructions from the Vicar

 

Dec. 22nd – Jan 9th inclusive – Christmas Holiday.

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday 22/12/1938 – 09/01/1939

 

 

First uploaded: 7 May 2017