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BUILDING GRANTS.

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At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 2d day of

April 1853; BY THE LORDS OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION OF

HER MAJESTY's Most HONORABLE PRIVY COUNCIL. MINUTE as to grants to promote voluntary assessments towards

the expenses of school buildings in rural districts. Their Lordships having had under their consideration the difficulty of raising funds for the building of schools, and the importance of promoting an equitable assessment of the owners and occupiers of property in rural parishes for this purpose ;

Resolved,--That, whenever the owners and occupiers of property in any parish, not having sufficient accommodation in schools under inspection, and not forming part of an incorporated town, nor containing more than 5,000 inhabitants, shall raise a sum equal to one-half of the estimated outlay for the erection and fitting up of suitable premises, this Committee, on being satisfied of the urgency of the case, will grant one half of the same outlay, provided that no such grant shall exceed the rate of 6s. for every square foot of area in the school and class rooms, if the plans include a teacher's residence, or 48. if they do not include such a residence.

Provided also that the site, plans, estimates, specifications, and trust deed, be satisfactory to this Committee.

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APPOINTMENTS OF INSPECTORS OF SCHOOLS.

(Copied from London Gazette of Tuesday, October 19, 1852.) At the Court at Windsor, the 16th day of October 1852;

PRESENTThe Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. Her Majesty in Council was this day pleased, upon the representation of the Right Honorable the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education, to appoint Joseph Bowstead, Esq., to be one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools ; the Reverend William Birley, the Reverend James George

, Currie Fussell, the Reverend John William Duncombe Hernaman, the Reverend Robert Louis Koe, and the Reverend Robert Fitzgerald Meredith, to be five of Her Majesty's Assistant Inspectors of Schools; and also to appoint the Reverend Thomas Wilkinson to be an Inspector of Episcopal Schools in Scotland

(Copied from London Gazette of Tuesday, April 5, 1853.) At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of April 1853 ;

PRESENT

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. He Majesty in Council was this day pleased, upon a representation of the Right Honorable the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education, to appoint Scott Nasmyth Stokes, Esq., to be one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools.

APPOINTMENT OF NEW COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON

EDUCATION.

(Copied from London Gazette of Friday, January 7, 1853.)
At the Court at Windsor, the 4th day of January 1853;

PRESENT-
The QUEEN'S Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
Her Majesty in Council was this day pleased to appoint-
The Right Honorable the Lord President of the Council

for the time being;
The Most Noble the Duke of Argyll, Lord Keeper of

the Privy Seal ;
The Most Honorable the Marquis of Lansdowne ;
The Right Honorable the Earl of Aberdeen, First Lord

Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury ;
The Right Honorable John Russell (commonly called

Lord John Russell), and
The Right Honorable Viscount Palmerston,

Two of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State ;
The Right Honorable Sidney Herbert, Her Majesty's

Secretary-at-War; and
The Right Honorable William Ewart Gladstone, Chancel-

lor and Under Treasurer of Her Majesty's Exchequer;— To be a Committee to superintend the application of any sums voted by Parliament for the purpose of promoting public education.

JEWISH SCKOOLS.

MODEL TRUST DEED FOR JEWISH SCHOOLS, submitted pursuant

to the Correspondence printed in the Minutesof 1851-2,
Vol. 1, pp. 31-39, as agreed upon l'etween the Committee
of Council on Education and the London Committee of
Deputies of the British Jews.
DRAFT CONVEYANCE FOR JEWISH SciTools,

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words not applicable to

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under the authority of an Act passed in the fifth year of Her Majesty Queen Victoria intituled ** An Act to afford further facilities for the conveyance and “ endowment of sites for Schools” and certain subsequent Acts explaining the same do hereby freely and voluntarily and without valuable consideration (or in consideration of

to me (or us) paid* grant and

convey unto

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which said premises are delineated in the map drawn in the margin hereof
together with all easements appurtenances and hereditaments corporeal and
incorporeal belonging thereto or connected therewith and all my (or our')
estate right title and interest in or to the same premises to hold the same
unto and to the use of the said
and their heirs and assigns for the purposes of the said first-recited Act and
upon trust to permit the said premises and all buildings thereon erected or
to be erected to be for ever hereafter appropriated and used as and for a
school for the education as well religious as secular of children and adults
or children only belonging to the labouring manufacturing and other poorer
classes in or within
miles of the town of

in the county of

The religious instruction in the said school to be given according to the principles of the Jewish religion but not to be made compulsory upon any scholar whose parents do not profess that religion and to be subject to the guidance and superintendence of the chief rabbi: or an officiating minister of a Jewish synagogue or other person or persons duly appointed by a congregation or other competent authority to exercise ecclesiastical functions to be specially charged with such religious guidarice and superintendence by the committee of the school the decision of the committee as to the selection of such person to be subject to the control of the Jewish governors and subscribers of the school at a general meeting of such Jewish governors and subscribers convened by circular stating the object for which such meeting is convened And the said school and premises and the funds and present endowments thereof and such future endowments whereof no other disposition shall be made by the donor thereof shall in all other respects be under the general management of a committee who shall have full power to select appoint and dismiss the schoolmaster and schoolmistress and their assistants and to regulate manage and from time to time alter the constitution of and mode of conducting the school as regards the qualification of the scholars the term of admission the course of instruction and in all other respects but so nevertheless as to adhere to and not to 'commit or knowingly suffer any breach of or departure from the general trusts and purposes expressed in the present deed concerning the said school and premises And the committee for managing the said school shall consist

of Here insert the names, addresses, and descrip tions of the until the month of

next and thenceforth of not fewer persons to than be first

or more than

persons professing the Jewish appointed.

religion such persons to be elected annually in the said month of
by the subscribers to the said school who shall liave subscribed thereto the
sum of

or upwards in one single subscription or shall be subscribers to the said school for the sum of

at least in respect of the current year the said persons so to be elected on the committee being subscribers to the same school to the amount of or upwards in one sum or to the amount of at least in respect of the current year Provided that no default of election nor any vacancy shall prevent the committee of the past year or the con

timing members thereof as the case may be from continuing to act in the management and control of the said school until the next annual election and that at any annual election every member of the committee which then retires from office shall (if otherwise qualified) be immediately re-eligible and that no acts of the committee shall be invalidated or prejudiced on account of any of the parties voting at an election or any of the parties elected on the committee and performing or concurring in any such acts not being properly qualified or for any merely formal defect or irregularity and the committee shall have power to regulate in all respects their mode of procedure and shall also have power subject to the provisions of the present Deed to fix the day for the annual meeting in each year and to regulate the mode of voting and procedure in other respects at the annual meetings And the said school shall at all times be open to the inspection of such of the Inspectors of schools for the time being appointed by Her Majesty or Her successors as shall be laymen but the Inspectors or Inspector who shall from time to time inspect such school shall report concerning the secular instruction therein only And it is hereby declared that as often ss any of the present or future trustees in whom the said premises are or shall be vested shall die or go to reside beyond the seas or desire to be discharged from or decline or become incapable to act in the trusts hereby in them reposed it shall be lawful for the committee of management for the time being so elected as aforesaid to appoint any other person or persons to be a trustee or trustees in the place of the trustee or trustees so dying of going to reside beyond the seas or desiring to be discharged or declining of becoming incapable to act as aforesaid so as to vest all the hereditaments subject to the trusts aforesaid in such new trustee or trustees solely or pintly with the old or continuing trustees (as the case may be) pursuant to the provisions of an Act passed in the fourteenth year of the reign of Her present Majesty intituled “An Act to render more simple and effectual the * titles by which congregations or societies for purposes of religious worship * or education in England and Ireland hold property for such purposes and I do for each of us so far as relates to his own acts and the acts of his own ancestors and testators and his own heirs and other parties claiming ander or in trust for him doth) for myself my or (himself his)* heirs executors * Erase the and administrators covenant with the said

words not applicable to

the circumthat notwithstanding any act or default of me (or us)* or any of my (or our)* stances of

the case. sneestors or testators I (or we)* have good right to assure the said premises to the said in manner aforesaid, and that the said premises shall at all times hereafter be held and enjoyed upon the trusts and in manner aforesaid without interruption from and free from all incumbrances by me (or us)* or my (or our)* heirs or any person lawfully claiming under or in trust for me (or us respectively)* or them or any of my (or our)* ancestors or testators and that I (or wei* and my (or our)* heirs and all persons claiming under or in trust for me for us)* or them or any of my (or our)* ancestors shall upon every request and at the expense of the said make and perfect all such further assurances of the said premises as may be required by them for conveying the same to the use of the said in manner aforesaid IN WITNESS

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Taken and acknowledged by

one of the parties to this deed this
at

day of

before me
a Master Extraordinary in Chancery.

(This deed must be enrolled in Chancery, under the Mortmain Act.)

INSTRUCTIONS TO INSPECTORS.

CIRCULAR LETTERS, CONTAINING SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS, TO
HER MAJESTY'S INSPECTORS OF SCHOOLS, &c.

(No. 1.)
Inspection of Schools.
Committee of Council on Education,

Council Office, Downing Street, Instructions ReverEND SIR,

24 May 1852. for meeting I have to request your careful attention to a point of great importinspection of schools.

ance in regard to the administration of their Lordships' Minutes of 1846.

Those Minutes, so far as they regard annual grants for the maintenance of schools, presuppose that one of Her Majesty's Inspectors has visited and reported upon each school to be aided in each year.

The Reports of Her Majesty's Inspectors constitute the foundation of the whole system.

It follows, therefore, that an extension of the system is limited by the number of Inspectors; and, this being the case, it becomes a material consideration to watch the multiplication of engagements with reference to the means of meeting them, so that the overplus may not have to reveal itself merely in the form of arrears and incompatible calls, but, being foreseen, may be declined, either absolutely or until due provision for it can be made. l'he schools in your district may be regarded as

(1.) Schools simply liable to inspection.
(2.) Schools in which annual grants are payable.

(3.) Schools applying to be admitted to the receipt of annual grants. Schools falling under the first division rest for inspection on the Circulars of the 26th of July 1849 (Minutes of 1848-49-50, p. xxx,) and the Minute of the 25th of July 1850 (Minutes of 1850-1, p. ix).

Schools falling under the second division constitute positive engagements which must be met.

Schools falling under the third division should be admitted only as there is the reasonable prospect of being able to inspect them, and accordingly every such case, when found to be primâ facie admissible, will be referred to Her Majesty's Inspector in the Form No. 5 (revised as the copy herewith enclosed), the three first columns of the schedule being completed in this office, and the last column only remaining for the Inspector to fill up.

At this stage of each case it is desirable that Her Majesty's Inspectors should consider the month to be named not only in relation to the time fixed for the circle or sub-district in which the school may be situated, but also in relation to the effect of this new engagement on others to which they are already committed. A school to which no pecuniary liabilities have as yet been contracted is “res integra” for such consideration.

If it should appear that, taking in all those considerations of time and place which are adverted to in the Circular of 26 July 1849, the inspection

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