The BWI Archives

1948 ~ 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 1948 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 20/12/1947 – 05/01/1948

 

 

16/01/1948

Form 7 Schools.
(This is the first mention of Form 7, an annual census of schools, their number on roll, staff, etc.)

27/01/1948

Mr J. Cottrell commenced today on the permanent staff

05/02/1948

H.T. Meeting.  Education Office – 3 p.m. (A local Headteachers’ meeting)

13/02/1948
16/02/1948

Mid-term holiday.

 

 

 

Half Term: 13/02/1948 0 16/02/1948

 

 

23/02/1948

Mr P.H. Ward commenced on the permanent staff.
Mr A. Field & Miss Drinkwater – students in training.

26/02/1948
27/02/1948

Secondary Schools’ Examination – school closed.

 

Mar. 22nd – April 5th.   Easter Holiday

 

 

 

Easter Holiday 20/03/1948 – 05/04/1948

 

 

12/04/1948

Safety First demonstration – Wembley Police
(This outreach service to schools, became a regular feature of the school year.)

26/04/1948

Half day holiday
(This was a Monday; the reasons for the holiday are not known)

06/05/1948

Children’s Service in Church, 9-9.35 a.m.

14/05/1948

Mr Snook H.M.I. spent the afternoon in school.

 

May 17th – 21st   Whitsundtide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 15/05/1948 – 23/05/1948

 

 

28/05/1948

H.M. (Head Master) visited Head Office – 11 a.m.

26/05/1948

25 pupils & 2 teachers to the Imperial Institute – 2-4.30 p.m.

27/05/1948

20    "      "   "     "         "        St. Paul’s Cathedral.

09/06/1948

25 pupils & 2 teachers to St. Martin’s Church – 3.15 – 4 p.m.

16/06/1948

                          - do -

28/06/1948

Students in training – Mr Cooper & Miss Coley – commenced.

07/07/1948

25 pupils to St. Paul’s – Mrs Lemmings, Miss Cassie, Mr Cooper.

09/07/1948

Mr W.W. Shepherd – Principal, Leavesden T.C. visited the school.
(It seems likely this was a Theological College located in Leavesden, south Hertfordshire. We have so far been unable to find further information.)

12/07/1948

Miss Hopper – student.

12/07/1948-
16/07/1948

Term Examinations throughout the school.

23/07/1948

Children’s Service in Church.

 

July 26th – Sep. 6th – Summer Holiday.

 

 

 

Summer Holiday 24/07/1948 – 06/09/1948

 

 

07/09/1948

Miss D.E. Dickson & Miss R.N. Newmark commenced on the permanent staff.

20/09/1948

Mr Sadler, H.M.I. spent the day in school.

29/10/1948

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

 

Nov. 1st – 5th   Mid-term holiday.

 

 

 

Half Term: 30/10/1948 - 07/11/1948

 

 

08/11/1948

Miss Dann absent – serving on Jury

10/11/1948

Diocesan Inspection

11/11/1948

Miss Dann resumed duty.

12/11/1948

Mr Sabin called.
(Mr F.C. Sabin was the Middlesex Education Committee Divisional Officer)

16/11/1948

Safety First Lectures – Police
(See above 12/04/1948)

 

Dec. 20th – Jan. 3rd   Christmas Holiday.

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday 18/12/1948 – 03/01/1949

    

 

 

First uploaded: 11 May 2017