The BWI Archives

1943 ~ Diocesan Inspection Report


Bishop Winnington-Ingram CE School
Transcript of London Diocesan Board of Education Inspection Reports

Visit of 13th July 1943 by the Rev. Prebendary E.H.Williams-Ashman and the Rev. M.R. Parsons  

            It was a great pleasure to see this school again and to meet the teachers in their rooms and in conference at the end.  

            It is dealing with high grade children, with plenty of spirit, good easy manners, and eager interest in what they are doing.

            The Church shows steady interest in the school, the clergy take their share in the training: and the children go regularly to Church for worship.

            Some of the classes are taught by the Sisters, not without good result, although some of the instruction is rather beyond the age group of the children taken.

            We are in no way anxious to ask for the use of any particular Syllabus, that would cramp the school’s own initiative, but we would suggest a comparison of the syllabus with a good ‘Agreed’ Syllabus (e.g. Surrey County Council).

            The memory work is stereotyped and has little variety.

            The interviews with the classes shewed that the work attempted had been well covered and was well known by the children.  A bolder use of varied expression work with the younger children could make what already reaches a high standard, quite exceptional.

            The direction and teachers are to be congratulated on the very pleasant tone, the free and natural manners and speech of the children and their simple unaffected reverence.  


London Metropolitan Archive, Acc/1035/08/13
Reproduced with permission from the LDBS


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