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Tabulated Reports of Schools inspected by Rev. F. C. Cook-continued.
11. Saint Sepulchre,
1. The arrangements are peculiar, but not inconvenient; there are sufficient desks. 2. The supply of books is
not sufficient, and ought to be increased immediately. 3. The school is conducted by the master, one pupil.
teacher, and seven monitors. This is a very objectionable arrangement; it breaks up the first class, and
produces very unsatisfactory results in the lower division. 4. Not good enough; the attendance is irregular
to an extent which ought not to be permitted in a clothed school; there is also too much noise, and the boys
copy from each other; instruction is not satisfactory. 5. There is a great want of system and accuracy in
all elementary subjects. 7. The incidental expenses include 411. for rent and taxes, and 651, for clothing.
The master attributes the actual state of the school to the very defective instruction given by former
teachers; the committee coincide in this opinion.
1. There are three groups of parallel desks, but the arrangements are not convenient; the square classes are
immediately in front of the desks. 2. There is not a sufficient supply of easy reading books; good supply
of maps and other apparatus. 3. The school is conducted by mistress and three pupil-teachers; four
monitors are employed. This is not a good system, and ought to be modified. 4. Moderate. 5. The progress
in elementary subjects is not satisfactory, but this may be owing principally to the number of infants, who
will be removed after Christmas into another schoolroom; the elder girls receive a good education. 6. An
intelligent and skilful teacher.
13. Paddington, St.
26 Nov. 186 107 112 178 1. There is accommodation at the desks for one class only in the principal schoolroom; the school would be
much improved if windows were opened in the roof, and at least three groups of desks were placed on one
side of the room. 2. A full supply of books, maps, &c.; the managers provide every kind of apparatus
required by the master. 3. The school is conducted in two divisions, each a separate room, by master,
assistant master, three pupil-teachers, and two candidates; in the lower school monitors are employed who
receive regular instruction in the evening from the assistant master. 4. Fair; not so perfect as might be
expected, the instruction indicates considerable talent and energy in the teacher. 5. The master has taken
pains to learn the best methods of teaching elementary subjects, and the higher subjects are taught with
skill. 6. Mr. Gammage has been five years in the school, and has given great satisfaction to the managers.
26 Nov. 38 80 100 1. Parallel desks are much wanted ; at prosent the accommodation is not sufficient. 2. A very fair supply.
3. The school is conducted in four divisions by n mistress, two pupil-teachers, and one girl, a candidato for
apprenticeship, with occasional assistance of monitors. 4. Fair. 8. Arithmetic very Imperfect, reading
very much improved, dictntion not good enough. 7. The school is not below, but it ought to be abovo, the
Average standard in discipline and instetiam
Christ's Deo. *** 201 190 108 14. Marylebone, Chapel.
Tharo ta pot su Moient nccommodation at the dooks, and the school would be proved by additional groups, which might be incransed, ir neconkary, in successivo yoars. 2. A fair supply or books, maps, &c. 3. The school in conductod in two rooms and a recess by master, assistant, and regularly trained monitors, of whom Ave are now candidates for apprenticeship the classes arranged, as usual in National schools, in open
4. Vory good; the boys aro obedient, cheerful, and well employed. 5. Present few the progress in most subjects is satisfactory. 6. A very respectable, industrious,
and successful teacher. 7. This school is remarkable as having been one of the first, if not the first, in which the system of apprenticeship was triod before the adoption of the system by Her Majesty's Privy Council, it was first organized by the Rev. Sanders Robins, under whose superintendence it obtained great celebrity; it is conducted with great care, liberality, and success under the present managers.
1. There are three groups of parallel desks, but the forms are not well arranged; no open space is left. 2. A
fair supply. 3. The school is conducted in six classes, by master and two pupil-teachers. 4. Not satis-
factory; the boys are not so neat or orderly as ought to be considered indispensable; they are too apt to copy
from each other, and are not sufficiently attentive to their teachers. 5. Indicate care and industry rather
than skill and systematic training. The progress in elementary subjects is not unsatisfactory: 6. He is a
respectable man, takes great pains, and is likely to improve the school, which is in a more satisfactory state
than when I last examined it.
Inspection not completed. The school appears to be in a satisfactory condition.
1. The arrangement of desks, &c. may be much improved; it would be advisable to copy very closely the
arrangement of the model schools at Norwich; in that case it would be necessary to open one or two windows
in the roof; at present the room is too noisy, and the energies of the teachers are overtasked. 2. Good
supply. 3. The school is efficiently conducted in six divisions by six pupil-teachers and two certificated
masters, each of whom is constantly employed in superintending or in giving instruction. 4. Discipline
remarkably good; instruction, few schools have derived so much advantage from a change of system; the
third class is in most respects equal to the first when I inspected the school in 1842. Elementary subjects
are taught throughout with skill and great success. 5. Show great care, considerable experience, and skill.
6. An able and intelligent teacher; he obtained his certificate without any training, and while engaged in
the business of one of the largest and most laborious schools in London. 7. There is an evening school, held
twice a week, conducted by the master; on those days it appears to me that, in accordance with a late
Minute, he ought to be exempted from a portion of his usual school-work; he does not complain of over-
work, and evidently feels the most lively interest in the improvement of the schools.
7 Feb. 195 253 240 170 1. Not sufficient desks. 2. Good supply of both. 3. The instruction is conducted by mistress, assistant, five
pupil-teachers, and two other young women, one of whom takes especial charge of the needlework and
singing. 4. Discipline remarkably good. 5. Áll elementary subjects are taught with great care, and satis-
factory success. Grammar is a very weak point. 6. She is a good manager and teacher, superior in manner
and general cultivation. 7. The schoolroom would be much improved if the walls were painted white, and
four additional groups of parallel desks were placed on the south side; at present the room is dark, and the
children are somewhat crowded. The pupil-teachers are very respectable, and generally well-informed girls,
but require some extra instruction in grammar; their respective classes show that they have worked steadily
Tabulated Reports of Schools inspected by Rev. F. C. Cook-continued.
9 Feb. 194 183 156 200 1. Excellent arrangements. The desks, however, are not firm enough. 2. Good supply. 3. The school has
been conducted by master and five pupil-teachers, in two rooms and seven classes; the teaching power is
fairly distributed. 4. Discipline good; the boys in the first class are not so neat and cleanly as might be
expected; instruction fair. There is a want of accuracy and neatness in the work of the first class; they
write and spell imperfectly. The middle and lower classes appear to be much iinproved. 5. A fair mixture
of collective and class lessons. 6. See former Reports. A man of great respectability and considerable
experience. The school has been conducted with care, and in most respects in a satisfactory condition. It
should, however, be remarked, that a higher standard of mental attainment, and more especially a higher
degree of accuracy and neatness in the work of the first class, ought to be expected in a school under a
certificated master and pupil-teachers.
10 Feb. 110 78 86 107 1. Much improved by the addition of three groups of parallel desks. 2. Fair supply. 3. The school is con-
ducted in two rooms and five classes by a mistress, and during the last year by four pupil-teachers, two of
whom are now Queen's scholars. The system is efficient. 4. Moderate. 5. Satisfactory. 6. A conscientious
and successful teacher. 7. The general progress of the children is satisfactory; cleinentary subjects are
taught with great care, and very fair success; still there is much room for improvement, particularly in
accuracy and steadiness. It is a good school, but it ought to be a model school.
11 Feb. 107 84 112 112 1. Much improved; four parallel desks. The arrangements, however, are not good in other respects; the boys
are crowded, while a considerablc portion of the available space is unoccupied. 2. Good supply. 3. The
master with two pupil-teachers and one candidate, employs a monitor from the first class. I do not con-
sider that the organization is good. The teaching power might be better distributed. 4. Discipline not
satisfactory. The boys are excessively untidy. They copy from cach other, and their work is generally
deficient in accuracy. 5. The intelligence of the boys is certainly cultivated; they have a good deal ûf
general information, and are well acquainted with the Scriptures, but there is a great want of neatness,
correctn in their writing and arithmetic, and they read badly. 6. He is a person of considerablo attain.
ments, good manners, and much experience; I should have expected a much better school under his super-
12 Feb. 86 93 81 85 1. Much improved by parallel desks. I have left suggestions with a view to further improvement in the
arrangements. 2. Good supply. 3. The school is conducted by a mistress, pupil-teacher, and monitory. The
organization may be improved. 4. Disciplino good, 6. Generally speaking, the instruction is satisfactory:
The girls read, write, and cypher well, and it is evident that the mistress and assistants have worked
diligently and systematically. 6. A good teacher. 7. The school has been efficiently conducted during the
favourable, and the school appears to be popular and efficient.
A handsome schoolroom with a large gallery. The mistress trained at the Home and colonial Boys 13 Feb. 104
are neat, clean, well behaved, and apparently attached to their mistress. The general impression is very 57 6S 100
classes by master, three pupil-teachers, and two monitors ocensionally, 4. Improved since last year, the 1. Arrangements same as last year. 2. Good supply of books and maps. 3. The school is conducted in sie
boys are in good order.. Elementary subjects are taught with care, and a fair measure of success. 5. No
change. 6. A respectable man and conscientious teacher. Girls 16 Feb. 46 35 30 45 The girls school is conducted by a mistress with monitors; the discipline appears to be improved since last
of system; the classification is imperfect, and the rending below the third class indicates a want of method. year; the instrnction is elementary, but in some points not satisfactory; there is however a manifeste want
There was a candidate for apprenticeship, but her attainments were unsatisfactory, and the school is not
in a very efficient condition. Infants 99 151 141 99 The infant school is evidently popular; it is quite full; the children are in good order; they are healthy and
tolerably neat. The mistress appears to be a well-trained aud zealous teacher. The school would be im
proved if the bonnets, &e. were removed, and additional maps, pictures, and other apparatus introduced.
21. Bayswater, Girls 17 Feb. 88 56 70 The girls school is not in an unsatisfactory state, but might be much improved. The discipline is not substan-
tially bad, but there is some unnecessary noise, and time is lost in carrying on the school work. Books and
maps in abundance; the arrangement of forms on the old system, but with one group of parallel desks.
The instruction careful, and not unsuccessful; the elder girls read well, write neatly and correctly, and have
made fair progress in arithmetic; they have also some general information, and a satisfactory knowledge of
Holy Scripture. I have recommended the mistress to try for a certificate; with a pupil teacher and a good
monitor, she might have a very efficient school.
Infants 107 119 u9 115 The infant school appears to be very prosperous. The mistress with an assistant conducts all the instruction,
and reading is taught on an ingenious and effective system, without the assistance of monitors. The children are remarkably neat and well behaved, although the mistress naturally complains of the fluctuations in numbers; it is evident that a large proportion belong to parents of decent habits. The room is spacious and
well arranged, with good supply of books, pictures, and other apparatus. 22. Stepney, Trinity, Girls 19 Feb. 53 69 09 50 1. The arrangement of desks may be improved. 2. Fair supply. 3. Satisfactory. 4. Very good. 5. Show skill
and great care. 6. A very intelligent and apparently a zealous teacher. Infants 78 90 92 80 The infant school is evidently popular. The children are in good order, and receive some useful elementary
instruction. 23. South Audley Street, Mixed 20 Feb 57 135 150 56 Boys and girls. This ought to be a very good school. The room is well built, with good light, warmth, and
ventilation. The arrangements may be much improved. The children evidently belong to respectable parents, are healthy and well looking, but they do not attend regularly
through the year, many of the parents being gentlemen's servants. The instruction
is not extensive and is inaccurate. Infants
55 The mistress appears deficient in energy. The children are healthy, and receive the usual rudiments of
instruction, 24. Portman Chapel, Boys 21 Feb. 98 35 35 95 1. The arrangements may be much improved, there is not sufficient accommodation for writing. 2. Fair
supply. 3. The school has hitherto been conducted by master, with monitors, in five classes. The arrangements not bad for the system. 4. Apparently good. 5. There is a fair mixture of collective teaching and class instruction. 6. A respectable and apparently a well-informed and able teacher. 7. The school has not been under the charge of the present master two whole months. I think it probable that it will be efficiently conducted by him.