Poor attendance owing to the prevalence of scarlet fever
Average attendance 63
Average for the three days 25
Inspectors Report Infants School
" The new room that has been built for the infants is a very well fitted & cheerful room, but it should have some ventilation at the top. At present the windows will only open at a point less than half way up, so that the hot air, and vapour from the gas could not escape. The infants are remarkably well taught, the school is in every way in a very satisfactory state.
L. Hudson arithmetic (unsatisfactory).
Closed school until Tuesday morning being Haworth Tide
The children were treated to fruit.
Weather still very unfavourable
Inspectors report Infants School
" The children are bright and intelligent but the work could be made more interesting and varied if better arrangements were made for object lessons and lessons on form and colour.
Some attempt also might be made to teach sewing and knitting. The singing should improve, but on the whole there is some very good work done in the school and it promises to become very efficient."
Attendance much lower owing to the heavy rain this morning.
Closed school until Tuesday morning for the Tide Holidays
Fruit given to the children, money given by friends.
Commenced duties this morning Annie Baldwin
Resigned my charge of the school Annie Baldwin
I, Emily Walker this morning took charge of this infant school, & found the attendance very poor, only 39 were present; Mr Newell visited the school.
The school pence this week is 11.0
I find the girls very backward with their sewing especially the younger ones
Closed school today for the week because of the "basket" being held in the school.
Numbers improved but still some are absent with the whooping cough.
Numbers are very slowly improving the weather being still very cold. 45 scholars present
Gave a lesson on "Obedience" & have found that it was not in vain
Attendance very poor this week owing to the Haworth Holidays" & Hay Harvest".
I find it very difficult to keep each child working without assistance.
The attendance of today is much reduced owing to the wet weather & many are away with the measles. Closed school a little earlier today because of a "Fruit Soiree" to be held in the evening.
Many of the children sick with the measles
The numbers still remain very low in consequence of the "Measles" and wet weather.
Holiday while Tuesday for "Haworth Tide"
The ground was covered with snow and the weather was very cold, some of the little ones remained at home
A girl in the first class (Emily Redman) has left to go to the church school because I asked her too often for her school pence.
Resigned the charge of this school. E Walker
Copy of the Report for 1876
" The School is carried on with efficiency under the new Mistress.
The attainments are satisfactory except in singing which is unusually harsh and requires a good deal of pains to make it musical"
The above Report should have been written on page 158
I Janet Shiel took charge of this Infant School last Monday being January 1st
The attendance during the week has been very poor in consequence of the stormy weather. Several of the Committee visited the School during the week.
Attendance very poor this week owing to a snow storm.
Numbers very much improved this week, the average attendance being 62.
Copy of Report Infants School.
The children are orderly; the instruction will I trust improve under the present Mistress, especially in the elements of Reading Writing and Arithmetic. It is not however a satisfactory arrangement that the Infants should be left under the charge of a Monitor only, while the Mistress takes the girls of the Mixed School for sewing in a separate room. A statement of the School Staff and the signature of the correspondent should be appended to the copy of the report in the log book. The Admission Register should be kept according to circular 65 and when the children are upon any occasion dismissed before the expiration of the prescribed time all the attendances should be cancelled.
Janet H. Shiel Certificated teacher (Second Grade)Second Division
Mary Howker Paid Monitor
Resigned my charge of this School Janet H Shiel.
I Janetta Lund took charge of this school this morning. Attendance not good on account of the half week holiday for the feast.
1879(no entry for 1878)
I Annie Baldwin took charge of this school Nov 10th opened with 44 children. I found them backward in their work, some in the first class did not even know their letters. I found it necessary to divide into three stages and employ a monitor to teach the babies. Mr Redman, Mr Craven, Mr Newell, Mr Lee and the Rev. A. Davey visited the school. Average 50.
We broke up on December 18th for a fortnight. There were only twelve children who had not been absent for four consecutive weeks; to each of these I gave a present.
Nuts, an orange and a Christmas card were given to each child present.
Average 41.4 Pence. 11/-
Have found it necessary to speak to those present on personal cleanliness, and the appearance of many was better at the end of the week.
I have taught a new song which is a great favourite with the children "The little Fox and Grey Goose".
Little Ada Briggs one of our scholars was buried last week
Marked the register at 1.30 and dismissed at 3.10, as the inspection of the Stanbury children was taking place in the school.
Closed today for a fortnight's holiday. I promised the children a treat when we returned to school.
Opened with a good number on Monday. The children are fresh for work and do well. This afternoon we left school at 3.20 and went for a romp on the moor; nuts and sweets were given to the children, and all seemed delighted with their out.
Report of H.M. Inspector, Mr Haslam. For the year ending April 30th 1880.
" The children are rather restless. Their attainments are moderate in Reading and writing and imperfect in the elements of number. I am glad to find them organised as a separate Department, but they cannot be recognised as such if the mistress continues to teach sewing to the girls of the mixed Department in any part of the time forming a school meeting for the Infants.
The Infants sewing is very moderate. The desks should have footrests, and the roof be made watertight.
I certify that the above is a correct copy of the report.
Several mothers visited the school and were greatly pleased with answers in a gallery lesson.
We gave holiday on Monday and Tuesday for Haworth Tide.
On Wednesday we begun school at 1.30 and dismissed at 3.45. We shall continue as long as the dark weather lasts. Average low this week on account of the severe weather.
We break up today Thursday. This afternoon we have 63 children here. All are to receive a pretty Christmas card before they go home. They are highly delighted, and do their work well. We have holiday for a fortnight.