The BWI Archives

1952 ~ 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 1952 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 21/12/1951 – 07/01/1952

 

 

   

06/02/1952

  

(Mr Wilkinson makes no mention of the death of King George VI, nor of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on the same day.)

 

06/02/1952
07/02/1952

The County Allocation Test.

12/02/1952

H.T. Meeting 2 p.m. (Local Headteachers’ meeting)

 

Feb 14th – 19th Mid-ter Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 14/02/1952 – 19/02/1952

 

 

25/02/1952

Managers’ Meeting 8 p.m.

03/03/1952

Mr Heath – audit – school meals.

24/03/1952

Mrs Balters commenced as Clerical Assistant.

 

April 10th – 23rd   Easter Holiday.

 

 

 

Easter Holiday 10/04/1952 – 23/04/1952

 

 

 

June 2nd – 6th     Whitsuntide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 21/05/1952 – 08/06/1952

 

 

 

June 27th - 30th Holiday
(The reason for the holiday is unknown. See the corresponding period in 1951 for a similar holiday.)

01/07/1952

Holiday (p.m.) County Sports.

 

July 28th – Sept 8th    Summer Holiday.

 

 

 

Summer Holiday 26/07/1952 – 08/09/1952

 

 

09/09/1952

Mr M. Hall commenced as Assistant Teacher

 

Nov 3rd – 7th     Mid-term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 01/11/1952 – 09/11/1952

 

 

14/11/1952

Mr Shelby present.

19/11/1952

Safety First 3-4 p.m.

02/12/1952

Diocesan Inspection

16/12/1952

Medical Inspection

 

Dec. 22nd – Jan. 6th 1953      Christmas Holiday.

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday: 20/12/1952 – 06/01/1953

    

 

 

First uploaded: 11 May 2017