The BWI Archives

1950 ~ 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 1950 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 22/12/1949 – 09/01/1950

 

 

19/01/1950

Mr C. Snook called re the inspection in March.

23/01/1950

Mr A.T. Smith called to see the probationary teachers.

16/02/1950
17/02/1950

School closed – Examination for the allocation of pupils to secondary schools – full attendance.

 

Feb.20th – 24th Mid-term holiday.

 

 

 

Half Term: 18/02/1950 – 26/02/1950

 

 

08/03/1950-
10/03/1950

Full inspection by H.M.I’s
(The inspection report does not appear to have survivied)

10/03/1950

Conference – H.M.I’s & the managers.

22/03/1950

Film show – North Thames Gas Board

 

Apr. 6th – 21st  Easter Holiday.

 

 

 

Easter Holiday 06/04/1950 – 23/04/1950

 

 

24/04/1950

Mrs Graner commenced as Clerical Assistant (Temp.)

24/05/1950

Empire Day – school closed p.m.

25/05/1950

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

 

May 29th – June 2nd   School closed – Whitsuntide.

 

 

 

Half Term: 27/05/1950 – 04/06/1950

 

 

 

July 31st – Sept. 4th   Summer Holiday.

 

 

 

Summer Holiday 29/07/1950 – 04/09/1950

 

 

 

Oct. 30th – Nov. 3rd.   Mid-term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 28/10/1950 – 05/10/1950

 

 

10/11/1950

Children’s Service in Church, 9 – 9.45 a.m.

17/11/1950

Diocesan Inspection of Religious Instruction

 

Dec. 21st – Jan. 8th 1951      Christmas Holiday

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday 21/12/1950 – 07/01/1951

    

 

 

First uploaded: 11 May 2017