The BWI Archives

1949 ~ 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 1949 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 18/12/1948 – 03/01/1949

 

 

13/01/1949

H.T. Meeting – Education Office. (Meeting for local Headteachers)

14/02/1949
15/02/1949

Mid – term Holiday.

 

 

 

Half Term: 12/02/1949 – 15/02/1949

 

 

24/02/1949
25/02/194

Examination for allocation to pupils to secondary schools.

02/03/1949

Dental Inspection.

17/03/1949

48 pupils & 3 teachers visited the Astoria Cinema – “Scott & the Antarctic”

06/04/1949

Miss Walters called re Miss Dickson. (Miss Dickson was a permanent member of teaching staff appointed 07/09/1948)

 

April 11th – 26th    Easter Holiday

 

 

 

Easter Holiday 09/04/1949 – 26/04/1949

 

 

25/05/1949

Safety First Demonstration by the Police.
(This outreach service to schools was probably provided a group from Wembley, see 12/04/1948.)

27/05/1949

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

 

June 6th – 10th Whitsuntide Holiday.

 

 

 

Half Term: 04/06/1949 – 12/06/1949

 

 

 

July 28th – Sept. 6th   Summer Vacation.

 

 

 

Summer Holiday 28/07/1949 – 06/09/1949

 

 

10/10/1949

Safety First Lecture – Police.
(See 25/05/1949)

17/10/1949

A.S.M.O.  (Assistant School Medical Officer visited to carry out routine medical checks of the children?)

24/10/1949

A.S.M.O.  (See 17/10/1949)

28/10/1949

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

 

Oct. 31st – Nov. 4th Mid-term Holidiay.

 

 

 

Half Term: 29/10/1949 – 06/11/1949

 

 

07/11/1949

A.S.M.O.  (See 17/10/1949)

14/11/1949

A.S.M.O.  (See 17/10/1949)

18/11/1949

Diocesan Inspection of Religious Training

12/12/1949-
16/12/1949

Term Examinations

13/12/1949

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

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday 22/12/1949 – 09/01/1950

    

 

 

First uploaded: 11 May 2017