Authority to inflict Corporal Punishment according to "regulations" of County Council delegated to Mr Nixon, Mr Slater, Miss Rollason, Hayward, Boase, Lund, Whitaker, Holmes & Kershaw.
Closed for Coronation week.
Have gone over C.C. Circular on Fire Drill, and, after having agreed upon a signal, I cleared the children out of their class rooms into the yard in 1 1/2 minutes.
Report of visit (H.M.I) May 22 & 23.
The Head Master has evidently endeavoured to remedy the weak points mentioned in previous reports, and is now in touch with all the work. The school is well organised and the work carefully planned and supervised.
Fire drill practice. Whistle went at 10 am. All the children on their lines in the yard at 10.01. am.
New scholar. Owing to the making of a new reservoir new families are coming into Haworth. I find great difficulty in their classification. Reading and arithmetic are very uncertain.
I have had to speak to miss Whitaker more than once this week about the general order & discipline of her class. This, and her noisy methods often interfere with the work of other classes.
Discipline in St. 2 (Miss Whitaker's) continues very unsatisfactory.
Children are now being employed, half-time & full-time at 12 & 13 years of age, on old conditions of age & attendance in spite of Bye - Laws recently adopted.
Miss Boase took her class to the Keighley museum. I met the children on their return by the 5.0.1 train.
Miss Whitaker's class has been very disorderly of late. I have had to speak to the teacher on several occasions.
Closed school for Christmas.
Mr W Nixon having been appointed head master of Laycock C School ceased duty here, after 2 3/4 years service.
School reopened. Mr Norris Greenwood (U.A) from the Oakworth school, takes Mr Nixon's place.
Miss Whitaker's class again disorderly.
Since last April I have admitted 46 new children. A number of these are children of navvies, who have come to the new Keighley waterworks. Invariably they are of low attainment, & most difficult to classify. In fact, I rarely admit new children, who are average in attainment. This is having quite an appreciable effect in some classes.
Seven 1st year students from the Bingley training college commence a two weeks practise here.
Miss Whitaker's class very disorderly.
School closed owing to parliamentary by- election.
Attendance affected by measles
Good week's work. Had some trouble in individual cases of half timers attending school when mills not working.
Following "scholarship" children:-
Percy Ogden:- "teachers" scholarship
John Martin :- "Scott" "
Arthur Whitaker :- " "
Mary Bannister :- " "
Lydia Snowdon :- " & County minor
Herbert Longfield (later) "
I am making some modification in history and geography schemes: also in drawing & singing in order to bring them into a little closer alliance with the war on the Continent.
I was absent from school yesterday & the previous afternoon owing to my father's illness.
I was absent from school owing to the death of my father.
We are having an outbreak of measles.
Attendance 87% there is much sickness including measles.
Mr Greenwood absent sick.
Mr Greenwood has broken down again.
There is again much sickness among the children-an epidemic of colds & coughs.
Attendance 81% this week.
Miss Whitakers class very noisy. The teacher's control of her class has not been at all satisfactory lately.
Mr Greenwood absent to join the R.A.M.C.
Owing to suspension of operations at Sladen valley waterworks, & the consequent removals, we have lost a number of scholars of late.
Severe weather has affected the attendance, & caused considerable sickness. 87% this week.
The year's work has been influenced by the war conditions, perhaps at the cost of progress, as far as purely school subjects are concerned.
Mr Winsconi away for military interview.
Mr Winsconi ceases today for war service.
Shakespearean Celebration. Children assembled in central hall at 11 o' clock. Rev David Arthur (Baptist) offered prayer. Rev. J. C N? (Weslyan) read from Ecclesiastics & gave a short address on good literature: The Rector, - Rev T. W. Storey gave an address on Shakespeare & his work. Children sung & recited from Shakespeare.
John F. Brown & Emma Haslam have won county minor scholarships.
Mr Winsconi, who has joined the Navy, ceased duty.
Owing to the death of my mother I was away from school.
Much sickness owing to severe weather. 87 %
I had had considerable trouble with the "spirit of freedom" in the 1st daily class. There is a restlessness & talkative disposition, which is very trying.
St 1, under miss Whitaker, getting very disorderly.
7 children have won scholarships:-
Cyril Hall, Herbert Scarborough, Martha Snowden, Herbert Dyson, Doris Dinsdale, Elizabeth Ogden, Lily Firth.
We are resorting to slates in order to economise paper, especially in arithmetic.
Attendance fallen from 93.6% to 89.7% many children are suffering from colds.
Classes nicely at work. The attendance however, is only 84% -there being much sickness.
Attendance 90% for the first time since Xmas.
School closed this afternoon in honour of the King's visit to Keighley.
Owing to a kind of influenza sickness prevailing the attendance has fallen 90% to 82% this week.
I was absent from school attending a war savings conference County Hall Wakefield.
Influenza has rapidly spread. Closed until Monday week.
School reopened this morning. Order received to close another two weeks.
Closed for Xmas holidays. This has been an exceptionally difficult and disappointing period. Three weeks closure for influenza & the absence of various members of staff through sickness has very considerably affected the general progress of the school.
Mrs Sutcliffe ceased temporary duty, probably for four weeks, as her husband has been demobilised.
J S Davies, C.C. I.-
"There is quite a good tone in this school. Corporate life seems to be well fostered; and the children are bright and busily employed. The reading throughout the school is satisfactory, articulation is generally clear.
Writing might be much tidier. Some children in the upper classes have a good idea of paraphrasing their essays; this should be cultivated.
Spelling is very weak: and much effort is needed to bring about a great improvement in this respect.
I should recommend a freer use of diagrams by the children in their exercise books; and much more practical work being done in this branch of the work. There seems to be too great a reliance on formulae.
I should suggest more drawing being done by the girls.
I was absent from school after 9.30 at a war savings conference in Leeds.
Mr Norris Greenwood resumed duty after being on war service.
Mr Winsoni resumed duty after war service.
Closed for signing of peace.
Closed for one week:-two days mid-term Holiday & three days due from peace Week.
All classes had a special lesson on the "gunpowder plot."
Had short service re Armistice Day. The Rector -the Rev. G.A. Elson & the Rev. W. Backhouse gave short addresses. Hymns were sung by the scholars & King George's letter, enjoining "two minutes silence" at 11 o'clock, in honour of the departed dead.
Total grant £ 766.4.0
Attendance 92%-the first time we have reached 90% since the week before Easter.
H. M.I Report on Inspection 9th& 23rd March
"There is evidence of careful work, e.g the composition exercises, which, in most classes are marked to some purpose. The arithmetic, when tested was not strong. This may be due to the fact that the marking of the work is not always done by the teacher.
42 children will be taken off the roll this week. 13 of them will be going to Keighley secondary schools, & the rest to the Mill. The following have gained scholarships:-
County minor :- Arthur Craven, Arnold Parker, Harry Hudson, Amy Binns. "Scott":- Vera Hinchcliffe, Marjory Hartley, Arnold Parker, Amy Thomas.