The BWI Archives
1947 ~ Diocesan Inspection Report
Winnington-Ingram CE School
of 26th November 1947 by the Rev. M.R. Parsons,
school consists of 8 classes, including juniors and infants.
seems to be a good standard of teaching and attainment and the tone of the
school appears to be high. There
is a comprehensive syllabus and the class work looks well graded.
As new and often improved syllabuses are being issued from time to
time by the various local education authorities it would be to the
advantage of those directly concerned to compare and adjust the present
syllabus in the light of fresh developments and more recent techniques.
encouraging feature in the teaching was the use made of the relevant books
recommended in the syllabus by the staff in the preparation of their
lessons. The main aims are
sound and formal lessons are given with some power; but the staff and
children could easily manage more variation of method and approach and
much more use of different expression work.
children are, on the whole, of quick intelligence and have been stimulated
to work and think. The answers
they gave were above the average for clearness and accuracy notably in
practical application of what they learn.
In the classroom the syllabus is adhered to conscientiously and
there are signs of good introductory work on the Bible, Prayer Book and
Christian doctrine. Memory
work was fair and the classical portions of the New Testament would make
an attractive addition without burdening those concerned.
Between the church and the school, clergy and staff there is an
intimate connexion and the children are quite familiar with the interior
of their parish church. Class
lessons have been naturally related to public worship and the life of the
is good to note that the school and the church are very closely linked.
A Nativity play is usually produced at Christmas and there seem to
be some good ideas on sacred music. Most
of the children seem to possess their own Bibles, have fairly regular
habits of private prayer and attendance at a Sunday school.
The influence of the staff plays a large part in the spiritual
welfare of these children.
Infants’ department was very lively and religious instruction is
faithfully given although some additional modern aids and techniques would
not be amiss. When supplies
become available a lot more scope could be given to expression work as
these virile children need plenty of activity.
There is a basic outline of instruction and the children are taught
sound prayers and regular habits of devotion and kindness.
They are obviously awakening to a sense of spiritual values and
they were very keen to tell all they knew.
syllabus and lessons have been carefully worked out and the emphasis on
the New Testament is all to the good.
of the children are baptised and also knew their godparents; they seem to
get some support at home in their religious instruction.
These children seem to enjoy visitors and its ouwld an excellent
plan to arrange a rota of school managers to call at intervals.
inspectors had the opportunity of very friendly and frank discussions with
the head teacher and the clergy and most aspects of the work were brought
Metropolitan Archive, Acc/1035/08/15
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