The BWI Archives
1954 ~ Diocesan Inspection Report
Winnington-Ingram CE School
of 28th October, 1954 by The Rev. F.G.W.W. Heydon
is a Primary school of 349 children, divided into eight classes, three of
these being Infants’ Classes and the other five being Junior Mixed
Classes. There is a daily
Assembly Worship. This, on the day of our visit, was conducted by the
Vicar of the Parish in the School Hall.
The teaching Staff join with the children in their worship and the
general atmosphere was quiet and reverent.
instruction has been based upon a syllabus drawn up by the Parish Clergy
some years ago. It seeks to
prepare the children for Confirmation at the end of their time in this
school. There is a sound
integration of Biblical material with definite Church Teaching, especially
where the class teachers is a practising member of the Church and is able
to combine his, or her, own religious experience with the declared aims of
response of the children was bright and happy.
The Infants are handled with sympathy and with understanding.
The visual-aids are modern and are being well used to interpret the
main theme of the oral lesson. These
methods are supplemented by many different kinds of well-related
expression work in which the children find ample opportunity of
reproducing their own ideas. Habits
of prayer and of personal devotion are being introduced during the course
of the work. The Junior
Classes make a quick and easy transition from the informal work proper to
the Infants; section to the more intensive work of the Juniors.
The gradation of the scheme from class to class is carefully
supervised by the Head Teacher and the class teachers are working well as
a team under this direction. Much
care and thought are clearly being put into the preparation of class
lessons and the presentation is vivid and imaginative.
A sound knowledge is being gained of the Parish Church and her
services through instructional visits to the building and the
incorporation of special School Services from time to time, into the
general instruction. The
relation of the Bible work and of the instruction in worship to the
children’s experience of every-day life, both at School and in the home,
receives constant attention. The
general tone and atmosphere of the School are excellent.
Metropolitan Archive, Acc/1035/08/21
First uploaded: 11 May 2017