The BWI Archives

1967 ~ 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 Books 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 or provide context are given in brackets and in italic.

   

 

Christmas Holidays: 22/12/1966 – 03/01/1967

  

 

05/01/1967

Mr Gillan – Education Office, visited
(These visits by Mr Gillan appear to be related to the proposed move to Southcote Rise; the building of the new school would start in the summer with completion envisaged for September 1968.)

16/01/1967

Mr Gillan visited re furniture

17/01/1967-
18/01/1967

Interview parents regarding their children for secondary schools in the afternoon
(Mr Jennings held interviews with parents of children who would transfer to secondary schools in July 1967 to support the school allocation process.)

19/01/1967

Interview parents regarding their children for secondary schools in the afternoon and evening

20/01/1967

Miss Hoare, librarian from Ruislip Library visited.  National Library Week discussed.

17/01/1967

Miss D Christian – school manager - visited

   

 

 

Half Term Holiday: 04/02/1967 – 08/02/1967

  

 

09/02/1967

Dental registration carried out
(This appears to be administrative work prior to the general inspections of the 23rd and 24th February.)

14/02/1967

The Infant children had a service in church for Lent at the end of the afternoon

20/02/1967

Half Yearly examinations in Junior Dept.
(Internal half-yearly progress tests)

21/02/1967

Infants attended church at the end of the afternoon
(A second Lent service)

23/02/1967

The dentist visited to carry out a general inspection

24/02/1967

The dentist concluded the general inspection

28/02/1967

Infants attended church at the end of the afternoon
(A third Lent service)

03/03/1967

Half Yearly reports sent to parents

04/03/1967

The doctor visited to carry out routine medical inspections

07/03/1967

Rev. C.J. Napier visited to discuss attendance of students
(This was probably in relation to the London College of Divinity: the School had accepted visits from students at the college in 1966. Cf. 25th April 1967)

08/03/1967

Open evening for Parents 7 0 9:30 p.m.
(Teacher-parent interviews to discuss progress mid-year)

13/03/1967

National Library Week.  Two groups of children from Classes 1 and 2 visited Ruislip Library

14/03/1967

Groups of children from Class 2 visited Ruislip Library in the morning and from Class 6 in the afternoon.

15/03/1967

The audiometrician tested the hearing of Top Infants (Year 2)

15/03/1967

Group of children from Classes 6 & 7 visited Ruislip Library in the afternoon

16/03/1967

Group of children (unspecified) visited Ruislip  Library in the morning

17/03/1967

The Junior children had a service in church at the start of the morning.

  

 

 

Easter Holidays: 23/03/1967 – 03/04/1967

   

 

10/04/1967

Routine medical inspections in the afternoon

11/04/1967

Routine medical inspections in the afternoon

13/04/1967

The School was closed for Greater London Council Elections

18/04/1967

The audiometrician visited to test children in lower Junior school. (Year 3 and Year 4)

19/04/1967

The Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon, Cllr and Mrs T. Cluny, visited the school. (To mark their visit, Mr Jennings invited the Mayor and Mayoress to sign the School’s  Log Book, a practice that was to be followed for later distinguished visitors.)

25/04/1967

Four students from the Northwood College of Divinity commence four days teaching practice 9 -9:45 each morning.
(This was the London College of Divinity, which subsequently moved to Nottingham as ‘St John’s School of Mission’.  The College was largely focused on preparing Anglicans for ordination.)

01/05/1967

Dr Niall visited to carry out routine medical inspections

04/05/1967

The School was closed for Ascension Day, with the Junior Children expected to attend the service in church at the start of the morning.

05/05/1967

School closed
(This continues the practice in 1966 of closing the school for both the Thursday and the Friday.)

16/05/1967

Class 1 visited Woburn

22/05/1967

Headmaster & Mrs Lemmings visited the Borough Library.  They chose books to value of £70.

   

 

 

Half Term Holiday: 26/05/1967 – 05/06/1967

    

 

07/06/1967

The nurse visited in the morning to carry out vision testing

15/06/1967

The School was closed for Borough elections

19/06/1967

End of Year exams commence
(Internal end of year progress tests)

20/06/1967

Parents were invited to Folk Dance demonstrations by children in the evening

20/06/1967

Class 1 produced a play in French
(The teaching of French had been introduced in January 1963)

22/06/1967

The nurse visited in the morning for vision testing

28/06/1967

Twenty children from Class 1 visited the local library

29/06/1967

Two groups of children visit the local library

05/07/1967

Classes 1 & 2 (Years 6 & 5) hold Folk Dance Party after school

07/07/1967

Reports sent to parents

08/07/1967

The School took part in the local Primary Schools Sports meeting

10/07/1967

Miss Christian (Manager) visited in the afternoon

12/07/1967

Open Evening for Parents 7:15 – 10 p.m.
(Teacher-parent interviews to discuss progress)

17/07/1967

15 boys who would be transferring to St Nicholas Grammar School (Later part of Haydon Secondary School) in September visited the school in the afternoon.

18/07/1967

Party for children leaving (Year 6) after school

19/07/1967

Children from Classes 1 & 2 (Years 6 & 5) attended a concert at Highgrove Secondary School in the afternoon

21/07/1967

The Junior children had a service in St Martin’s church in the morning

    

 

 

Summer Holidays: 22/07/1967 – 11/09/1967

   

 

16/09/1967

(Curiously, given its importance for the School, Mr Jennings failed to note in the Log Book the laying of the Foundation Stone for the new building on Southcote Rise on this day.)

19/09/1967

Her Majesty’s Inspector, Miss Raymont, visited

29/09/1967

Headmaster visited Heathrow School, West Drayton to see new school and obtain ideas for equipping new BWI School which is now being build and which we hope to open in September 1968
(The new building on Southcote Rise was becoming a reality)

02/10/1967

The Wembley Police Road Safety Team gave a demonstration on the playground to the Infants and the Juniors during the afternoon.

06/10/1967

Miss Raymond, HMI, visited

06/10/1967

Dr Niall visited to carry out routine medical inspections

16/10/1967

Mrs Walker and Mr Gillan visit school to discuss new furniture for the school in Southcote Rise.

24/10/1967

Mrs Sinclaire – teacher in charge of Remedial Class visited
(A visit by a support teacher based at Lady Banks School. These visits were probably either for the assessment of individual pupils or to provide advice and support to staff.)

    

 

 

Half Term Holiday: 27/10/1967 – 05/11/1967

  

 

07/11/1967

Collection taken for Earl Haigh Fund
(The annual ‘Poppy’ collection)

08/11/1967

The doctor visited in the afternoon to carry out routine medical inspections

17/11/1967

Headmaster attended funeral of Mrs Johnston a manager of the school, 3 p.m.

18/11/1967

Martinmas Fair
(The School supported the annual The St Martin’s Church fundraising event)

24/11/1967

The Wembley Police Road Safety Team gave a talk to the children in the hall.

27/11/1967

Collection of toys for International Aid for Children.

27/11/1967

Nurse Williams visited in the afternoon to prepare for the doctor’s routine medical inspections

01/12/1967

The doctor visited to carry out routine medical inspections

06/12/1967

The Infant children attended a service in St Martin’s church in the morning

07/12/1967

Classes 1 and 2 visit the Mermaid Theatre to see a production of ‘Lights Up’.

13/12/1967

Mr Cottrell absent
(Mr Jennings comments on this since it was Mr Cottrell’s ‘first absence for 15 years’)

13/12/1967

A Christmas party for children in Class 1 after school

14/12/1967

A Christmas party for children in Class 2 after school

15/12/1967

The annual Infant’s Carol Service in church at the end of the afternoon

19/12/1967

Classes 1 and 2 take part in a Carol Service with choirs from Coteford, Newnham, Whiteheath and Manor schools.

20/12/1967

The ‘traditional carol service’ in school in the morning

   

 

 

Christmas Holiday: 21/12/1967 – 02/01/1968

      

 

First uploaded: 11 August 2016