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Tabulated Reports on Schools inspected by Rev. W. P. Warburton continued.
51. Bcachampton, 1852.
21 April 26 512 29 1. Desks parallel, but not graduated. 2. Good. 3. Four classes, under certificated teacher, and one pupil.
teacher. 4. Good. 5. Usual. 6. His manner might be more encouraging to the children, but I am given to
understand that he is diligent and painstaking; and the condition of the school is a sufficient proof of his
having discharged his duties conscientiously. 7. Satisfactory; the school-rocm is of old fashioned construc-
tion, and inconveniently low.
Boys 23 April 89 56 61 86 1. Three parallel groups, accommodating three classes ; maps, forms, cupboard, stove, &c., &c. 2. Plentiful
supply. 3. The three upper classes are taught by the master and one of the pupil-teachers; the junior
division (including babies) are taught by a mistress, assisted by the other pupil-teacher ; there is, however,
an admixture of the monitorial systein which is quite unnecessary, and interferes with the organization.
4. Instruction very fair; discipline pretty good. 5. See organization. 6. Ho is an able teacher, and takes
great interest in his work; I have a high opinion of his qualifications. 7. The school is doing satisfactorily
upon the wholc, great pains being taken in the religious instruction, which have been attended with
53. Bierton, Mixed -
58 12 15 56 1. Good. 2. Very fair. 3. Five classes, (mixed) under imcertificated master and one pupil-teacher. 4. Fair.
5. Usual 6. A young man of pleasing address, and apparently fond of teaching. 7. I am happy to be able
to record a very favourable opinion of the general condition of the school. 54. Middle Claydon, Boys 30 April 39
50 1. The desks are of a peculiar construction, but not ill adapted for practical purposes. 2. Plentiful supply of
old fashioned books. 3. Tripartite. 4. Very fair. 6. and 7. The master is an elucrly man, of excellent
character, and exercising a most valuable moral influence in the school ; his methods are rather antiquated,
and he does not appear to be very familiar with some of the higher subjects now taught in elementary
schools, but he derives the most efficient assistance from the rector and his curate who constantly
superintend the instruction,
55. Whitechapel, So-
ciety's School, Girls - 9 Mar, 91
85 1. Desks along wall. 2. Books plentiful. Discipline fair. Mistress uncertificated; has a pleasing manner, and
appears interested in her work. Religious instruction fairly satisfactory; great pains are evidently taken with this part of the teaching, but they are to a great extent neutralized by the fluctuations in the attend. ance; it is a serious drawback to the efficiency of the school that the children are not made to spcak out
distinctly; the instruction is not by any means on a par with that of the boys school. Infants 110 120 135 110 This school is nicely conducted. Methods may, however, be improved ; there is but little system at present.
1852. 1. Brompton, Boys 20 Sept. 137 93 136 Buildings very fair, but there is great want of a class-room: desks sufficient; furniture fair. Books and
apparatus sufficient, Organization good. Methods usual. Discipline and instruction fair. I observed an apparent want of specinl preparation in the Scripture lessons given to the two first classes by the pupilteachers, and, as a consequence, a want of animation and readiness, which led to much listlessness in the
class; speaking generally there is not sutlicient animation in the lessons. 2. Stepney, Red Coat, Boys 21 Sept. 218 94 110 204 Buildings satisfactory; desks sufficient, but their arrangement may be improved. Furniture, books, and
apparatus sufficient. Playground under the school-room. Organization, in classes. Methods, collective and otherwise. Discipline satisfactory; instruction good. The school is carefully and efficiently worked without
any unnecessary parade.
3. Stepney St. Peter's,
Boys 23 Sept. 97 117 135 106 Buildings in good repair ; sufficient, but not light enough ; infants' sufficient at present. Parallel desks have
02 been placed in boys' school within the last six months, sufficient; girls' desks all round against wall;
95 127 161 95 boys furniture very sufficient; girls' maps not sutlicient; infants fair. Playground, boys' very small;
girls'. none; infants' very small, they use the boys' also, but the noise is very troublesome. Books
sufficient for boys and girls'; infants' require more prints; apparatus suficient. Organization, boys'
and girls' in classes, infants' on a gallery in classes. Methods, boys' collective and in classes; girls' in
classes. Discipline, boys' scarcely good enough, should be improved by pupil-teachers; girls' very good,
considering that there are no pupil-teachers; infants' very fair. Instruction carefully and successfully
4. Bethnal Green,
St. Simons's, Boys 24 Sept. 83 80 130 85 Buildings, there is no class-room, otherwise sufficient. Boys' desks insufficient, and along the wall; the
Girls 4 Oct. 16 60
50 girls' desks are only on one side, insufficient; infants' none. Furniture, boys' moderate, girls', a desk is
101 70 211 120 required for the mistress, otherwise sufficient; infants' moderate. Playground very small, and used by
the three schools in turn. Books, boys', scarcely sufficient, a grant is much required ; infants’, fair supply. Apparatus, boys' fair ; girls', another casel and black-board required ; infants' sufficient. Organization, in classes; infants', gallery and classes. Methods, boys' imperfect; girls', monitorial principally, there are no pupil-teachers; infants', gallery lessons, with simultaneous answers, and also in classes. Disci. pline, boys' imperfect; girls' fair"; infants' very fair. Instruction, boys' wants system, the difficulties are great; girls' wants system, very careful and painstaking; infants' good. The whole support of the schools rests on the incumbent, and the local contributions are exceedingly small. A grant of books and parallel desks seems very much required.
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5. Stepney, St. Tho
Boys 27 Sept. 171 320 303 165 Buildings, boys and girls', capacious and in sufficient repair; infants' very large, good repair. Desks, boys?
Girls - 28 Sept. 175 166 250 200 sufficient; girls' none, much wanted ; infants' none, a few wanted ; furniture sufficient. Books, boys' and
Infants 17 Sept. 340 220 240 320 girls', sufficient; infants' scarcely sufficient; apparatus, boys' sufficient; girls' insufficient, a grant is wished;
infants' scarcely sufficient. Organization, boys', girls', and infants’, in classes, and on the gallery. Methods,
the instruction is for the most part given in classes, but also collectively; infants' mostly simultaneous.
Discipline, boys' should be improved in the lower classes ; girls' good ; infants' unsatisfactory, much time
lost in breaking up into classes. Instruction, boys' careful, and with skill; girls' careful and under good
superintendence of mistress; infants' fair, the mistress requires more efficient assistance. The managers
desire much to have more pupil-teachers (girls) to be employed in the infants' as well as in the girls' school,
both schools being under the same roof; all these pupil-teachers would be apprenticed to the mistress of the
girls' school, who is admirably fitted for training pupil-teachers, as her success in this part of her work
6. Stepney, All Saints',
Boys 29 Sept. 105 134 162 100 | Buildings have been put in good repair within the last few weeks. Desks, boys', there are sufficient parallel
Girls 30 Sept. 95 70 120 80 desks, and a good gallery; the girls' desks are along three sides of the room, insufficient and incommodious;
74 102 154 75 furniture sufficient. Playground very good. Books sufficient ; apparatus good. Organization, in classes.
Methods, simultaneous and individual; infants' collective, except reading and writing. Discipline, boys'
tolerably good; girls' very fair ; infants' fair. Instruction, boys', careful and intelligent; girls' good, in some
of the classes very animated; infants' animated and efficient. The boys' school seems small; the room is
equal to the accommodation of nearly double the present number. An explosion of fireworks more than a
year ago is said to have lessened the attendance. The girls school is increasing fast
; Miss Bierley has raised
it from thirty-eight to ninety-five during the present year.
7. Hatton Garden,
Girls 5 Oct. 116 37 31 116 Buildings good ; large, airy, and well-lighted room. Desks not sufficient; a better arrangement of the room
is desirable. Furniture, there ought to be some boxes or other provision for holding the books in each
class, which are now scattered on the floor and a raised desk for the mistress. No playground. Books,
a few more are required for the children, and for the pupil-teachers; apparatus, another easel is wanted.
Organization should be improved. Methods, more power and animation are required here. Discipline im-
perfect; instruction fair in some respects. There is reason to expect improvement in this school.
8. Hertford, Cowper's
Tewolmonlal, Boyo 6 Oct.
85 04 48 104 Buildings in good repair; classroom much wanted, might be done very simply. Boys' desks parallel, sufficient 7340 88 89 girls' round the walls, and insulicient ; furniture sufficient. Playground good. Books well supplied ; a grant
We made last Christmas; apparatus sufficient. Organization boys' all in classes, except for geography: Sirls in cloonel ono collectivo lesson daily. Methods usual. Discipline aud instruotion fair.
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15. Brill, Boys 25 Oct. 57 55 51 47 Buildings, boys' fairly sufficient, no classroom ; girls' rather too small, no classroom. There is some prospect
Girls 26 Oct. 39 7 33 60 of a new schoolroom. Desks, boys', two small groups being erected, but only of two rows cach, there should
be a third group and three rows in each; girls', room for only fourteen, and these are all against the wall.
Furniture fair. Playground on the green. Books, boys', insufficient; girls' not quite sufficient, but a fresh
supply is ready; apparatus, boys' sufficient at present; girls' tolerably good, the maps are much too small.
Organization in classes. Methods, boys' hitherto principally monitorial, having desks the master will
modify this; girls' usual. Discipline tolerably good; instruction, boys' unequal; girls' moderate, so far as
the mistress alone is concernců. On the whole these schools are not ineilicient; they owo much to the
clergyman and his family.
Mixed 27 Oct. 18 37 25 20 Buildings, there is a little settling in one of the side walls; there is a porch, about twelve feet square, for
11 hats, &c., and in the summer it is used as a classroom. Flap desks for nine or ton against one side wall;
girls' none. Furniture sufficient, Playground, the green adjoining the school. Pooks, boys' ncarly sufficient
for the present nunber of children; girls' not in good order. Apparatus, boys', no caselor black board; there
are maps, but they are not usually
had recourse to; girls', no easel or black-board. Organization in classes.
Methods, boys' monitorial ; girls' after the manner of a dame school. Discipline fairly inoderate; instruction,
boys' rot very successful; girls' execedingly tame.
17. Aston Clinton,
Mixed . 28 Oct. 12 30 17 16 Buildings erected five or six years ago; sufficient and in good repair. Desks inconvenient from their great
height; they are against the wall round three sides of the room. Furniture sufficient. Playground a small
one adjoining the school-room. Books Pair; apparatus sufficient, one of the black-boards is rather out of
repair. Organization in classes. No particular methods. Discipline moderate. Instruction correct as to
matter, but not spirited enough. The master seems to make no use of collective lessons, but works at each
of his small classes one by one.
18. Drayton Beau-
champ, Mixed - 29 Oct. 13 2 3 14 Buildings erected in 1844 by the aid of the Privy Council; there is a slight settling at either end. Desks, a
small detached double dlesk; room for six or cight. Furniture fair. Playground suficient. Books sufficient
apparatus, an abacus and map or Holy Land. Organization, that of a dame school. Methods none in parti.
chlar. Discipline fair of its kind; instruction pretty fair of its kind. This is somewhat of an industrial
school, necessarily so, unless the children spent most of their time at straw plaiting few could attend
at all. The expenses are very small, but nothing botter seans to bo considered possible,