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NOTE to 2nd Column.-The letters g. 1, m, i, throughont thia Table represent-good, fair, moderate, imperfect. (6) Household work. (c) Cut out and make clothes

* See 29th June, 1849, for stutistics.

(a) To sew or knit.

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. 1. Organization. 2. Discipline.

3. Methods.
4. Instruction.
5. Master and Mistress.

6. Special.
Exeter. Inspected February 5, 1849.-This school ought to be one of the best in are taught English grammar, geography, and a little English history. Great pains is
the West of England; the children are all clothed and educated free of expense. taken with the religious instruction throughoul the whole school. 5. The master has
1. Girls' school under a mistress, assisted by three candidates for apprenticeship, and improved the tone and teaching in this school very much during the past year. He is
monitors. 2. Discipline fair. 3. Methorl not satisfactory. Great want of life and active, energetic, apd fond of his work. He obtained his certiticale, Easter, 1848.
energy in the children, which might be remedied by animated oral teaching. 4. The Sherborne. Inspected February 14, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master, who
instruction has not increased during the past year.

5. The mistress is only just has had no assistance but one or iwo little boys. 2. Discipline fair. 3. The method,
appointed ; she appears willing and anxious to improve herself intellectually; and with without some more powerful aid, injurious to the children. 4. The instruction, on the
care and attention she may be equal to the instruction of pupil-teachers.

whole, wanting soundness and accuracy. 5. The master is earnest, energetic, devoted
Silverton. Inspected February 2, 1849.-1. Girls' school uuder a mistress. A few to his work, and striving to do his utmost, but is overcome by numbers. 6. There is a
little boys admitied. 2. Discipline fair. 3. Method nut much considered. 4. The great desire expressed to have an efficient school, and a great willingness showu to
instruction is extremely limited, and confined to religious subjects, with the exception adopt the suggestions given for the improvement of the present method.
of reading, which is fair, writing, and arithmetic. 5. The mistress is careful and Shaftesbury. Inspected February 15, 1849-1. A Boys' school under a master,
attentive, and gives satisfaction to the School Committee.

assisted by two apprentices. 2. The discipline and whole tone of the school good.
Pitminster. Inspected February 8, 1849.- A Mixed school under a master and his 4. The instruction sound and good ; the elder children are ready with rrplies to ques-
wife, assisted by four candidates for apprenticeship. 2. Discipline mild and gentle, tions upon English history, geography, and English grammar, and each class is pro-
and of a high moral character. 3. Method moderate. 4. The instruction is given portionably advanced. The religious teaching of the whole school good. The reading,
with much care iu English history, geography, grammar, and arithmetic. Great pains writing, and arithmetic very fair throughont. 5. The master is earnest and iniel-
is taken with the religious part of the education. The principal fault is, that the intel- ligent, and well fitted for the work he has in hand. This is one of the best schools 10
ligence and life in the different classes are too much confined to a few children, whilst this part of my district.
tbe rest want more animation. 5. The master is a well-meaning, hard-working, intel- Wimborne. Inspected February 16, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master,
ligent man. He intends offering himself as a candidate for certificate at Easter. I asssited by two apprentices. 2. The discipline of the school requires to be more con-
consider that he is equal to the instruction of pupil-teachers,

sidered. 3. The method has not been practically successful. 4. Geography, English
Cheddon Fitzpaine. Inspected February 12, 1849.-1. A Mixed school under a mis- history, and grammar are taught in addition to the religious iustruction; but the replies
tress, whose husband teaches the children writing and arithmetic. 2. Discipline fair.

;

in the first class (30 present) were confined to a few children ; there is a want of tone
3. No method. 4. The instruction is most limited, and the minds of the children in and character in the teaching, which, I am led to expect, will be remedied at once.
no way enlarged. 5. The mistress is practically unequal to the work in which she is The apprentices do not throw themselves with life and animation into the teaching of
engaged.

their classes. 5. The master is an intelligent, well-informed person, works very hard,
Currey, North, Boys'. Inspected February 12, 1849.-1. Boys' school under a and is intellectually, day by day, advancing himself, his apprentices, and candidates
master. (The schools have only been open a few months.) 2. Much pains has been for next year; but he has not improred his school so much as he might have done.
taken with the discipline, and successfully. 3. Method moderate. 4. The instruction Holt. Inspected February 19, 1849.-1. A Mixed school under a master and his
at this time is limited; but there is a great wish to make both boys' school and girls' wise. 2. By kindness and gentleness the children have been brought under good
good and efficient, and to have male and female apprentices in a few months. The re- control. 3. The whole tone of the school is pleasing; the method satisfactory. 4. The
ligious instruction is good, and the boys write well. 5. The master has been under instruction of the upper class (28 children) is very fair ; a little geography is cum-
training at the York Diocesan school for some time.

bined with the reading lesson ; the religious teaching is given with care. 5. The
Currey, North, Girls'. Inspected February 12, 1849.-1. Girls' school under a mis- teachers are both earnest and anxious about their schoul, and appear desirous of
tress (the master's wife), the master giving the principal instruction to the first class. improving themselves year by year as school teachers.
2, 3, and 4. Same as the boys. 5. The mistress is active, and attentive to her duties. Cann, St. Rumbold's. Inspected February 20, 1849.–1. A Mixed school under a
6 The school premises are very good.

mistress. 2. Discipline fair. 3. Method not much considered. 4. The upperchildren
Martock.. Inspected February 13. 1849.-A Boys' school under a master, assisted replied with some rendiness to easy questions upon religious subjects; the younger
by a candidate for apprenticesbip, and monitors. 2. Discipline good. 4. Instruction children might be bronght on more without difficulty. 5. The mistress is not prac.
given with much life and animation, and with success. The first and second classes tically very efficient. 6. The clergyman takes much interest in the school.

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Tabulated Reports, in detail, on Schools inspected by Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, Rev. E. Douglas Tinling-continued.

Number of Children learning

No. of Children learning Number of Children Arithmetic as far as

writing on

No. of Child dren Reading

Number of Children on the

Books aged

Paper.

Slates.

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Mensuration.

Lincar Drawing. Vocal Music from

Notes. Histwry.

Who have lelt within

the last 12 Months. Admitted within the

last 12 Months. In orslinary Atteudauce.

718 9 10 11 12 13 14

Geometry.

Algebra.

Geography, Fractions and Decimals. Proportion and

Practice. Compouud Rules

and Reduction. Division. Addition. Numeration or

Notarion. Abstracts or Composition. From Copies. Alstracts or Notes

From Dictation Composition. Book of General or Memory. From Copies. Holy Scriptures.

Information. Easy Narratives.

Monosyllables. Leiters

Grammar.

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(a) To sew or knit. (6) Household work.

(e) Cut out and make clothes.

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. 1. Organization.

2. Discipline.

3. Methods.
4. Instruction.
5. Master and Mistress.

6. Special.
Taunton, Central. Inspected February 22, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master, upon English history, geography, and English gramniar were made by the first class
aided by five candidates for apprenticeship. 2. Discipline good. 3. The method with much readiness, and upon geography by the second and third classes. The reli-
adopted has been practically injurious to the children. 4. The instruction is not sufli. gious knowledge satisfactory. 5. The master is an intelligent, hard-working man; he
ciently accurate. There is much to like in the school, but much also which might and obtained his certificate at Easter, 1848; he is daily improving himself and his school,
ought to be improved. 5. The master was under training at Cheltenham for nine and giving instruction to his pupil-teachers with much success. 6. This is a nice
months; he has much energy and zeal, but is wanting in method, and requires lo in- school. The clergyman, the Rev. Mr. Pridmore, and Mrs. Pridmore, take great in-
crense his own information year by year. 6. The Girls' school was not inspected, as terest in it, and its present state of efficiency is owing in a great measure to their
there was no candidate for apprenticeship; and the whole day was occupied in the exertions.
Boys' school.

St. Erth. Iuspected March 5, 1849.–1. A Mixed school in the morning under a
Taunton, Trinity. Inspected February 23, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master, master and mistress; wbilst in the afternoon the boys are placed under the master,
assisted by three pupil-teachers. 2. The discipline very gentle and good. 3. The and the girls are tanight needlework by the mistress 2 nd 3. The discipline and
method adopted is pleasing ; the young children receive much of their teaching method may be improved. 4. The instruction is wanting in soundness. The reading
orally, and with much success. 4. The instruction throughout the school is satisfac- and arithmetic must be improved ; but there are local circumstances at this particular
tory. Great pains has been taken with the religious teaching of the children, while time which account for these deficiencies to a certain exteut. 5. The master is earnest
secular instruction is satisfactorily given to each class; the reading might be improved, and hard working; he obtained his certificate at Easter, 1848. The mistress is a
5. The master is a hard-working, intelligent person, certificated, devoted to his work, and pleasing person, willing and anxious to improve herself. 6. Candidates examined in
doing much good in his school. 6. This school was erected, and is supported entirely, each school.
by the Rev. F. Smith, the incumbent of the district, Population 2,100, and not 8,000, St. Ives, Boys'. Inspected March 6, 1819.-1. A Boys' school under a master,
as formerly stated by mistake. This is a very good school in all respects. The Girls' assisted by some of the upper children as monitors. 2. Discipline moderate. 4. The
school was not examined this year, as the mistress was leaving.

instruction of the upper classes has been taken pains with ; but the younger children
Exeter, Central. Inspected February 26, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master, require to be more attended to. There are very nice groups of parallel desks in the
aided by three apprentices. 2. The discipline mild and gentle. 3. The method might school; but no real benefit has as yet been derived from using them. 5. The master
be improved by combining some of the classes for simultaneous teaching. 4. The in- is an intelligent, willing person, with much enthusiasm, but requires more method and
struction increasing week by week; considering the short time the master has been at practice in teaching.
the school, and the great number of children who have left within nine months, great St. Ives. Inspected March 6, 1849.–1. A Girls' school under a mistress ; the writ-
credit is due to the master. The instruction, both religious and secular, is good. ing and arithmetic taught by the master, 2. Discipline moderate. 5. The mistress
English history, geography, and grammar successfully taught, and great pains has been quiet and painstaking.
taken with the progress of the children in arithmetic. 5. The master is a most pleasing, Baldin. 'Inspected March 7, 1849.-1. A Mixed school under a master, assisted by
active, hard-working man, doing much good in the schools.

three candidates for apprenticeship. 2. Discipline fair. 3. The children have only
Illogan. Tuspected February 28, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master, aided by been at school a short time. 4. This is a new district altogether; and, considering
two apprentices. 2. Discipline, and, 3. method both much improved. 4. The instruc- that the school-room was only open last August, the instruction may be said to be very
tion is not so much advanced as, from the addition of two pupil-teachers, might have fair. More use might beneficially be made of the group of parallel desks. 5. The
been expected. 5. The master obtained his certificate, Easter, 1848. 6. This has master is shrewd and apparently earnest. 6. Three candidates for pupil-teachers
been for years a very good school.

examined.
Crowan. Inspected March 1, 1849.-1. A Girls' school under a mistress, assisted by Chasewater. Inspected March 7, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master, assisted
two candidates for apprenticeship and four movitors. 2. The discipline extremely by six monitors, who were candidates for pupil-teachers. 2 and 3. Discipline and
good. 4. The instruction of the first class sound and good; but the second class not method improved. 4. Instruction fair throughout the school. 5. The master is willing
proportionably advanced. Simultaneous teaching might with great advantage be and anxious to do his utmost. 6. The school was only partially examined ; singing
blended with the individual instruction pow given. Much pains is taken with the re- good; two candidates for pupil-teachers examined.
ligious knowledge of the children. 5. The mistress is very ready in her school, Stonehouse. Inspected March 9, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master, assisted
disciplines her children well, and questions them very nicely. She was under training by six monitors, who were candidates for pupil teachers. 2 and 3. Discipline and
for some time at Whitelands. This is a nice, pleasing school.

method imperfect. 4. The instruction very deficient amongst the junior children, but
St. Breage. Inspected March 2, 1949.-1. A Mixed school under a master, assisted muderate in the first class. 5. The master is willing and anxious; he is highly spoken
by a pupul teacher and oue candulate. A female attends during three afternoons in of by the Committee of Management, but physically weak and without energy. He
the week to iustruct the girls in kniring. 2. The discipline is mild and good. 4. The obtained his certificate. 6. There is a great need of further improvement in this
instruction sound; each class is proportionably advanced, and replies to questions school.

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Tabulated Reports, in detail, on Schools inspected by Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, Rev. E. Douglas Tinling-continued.

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Number of Children learning
Arithmetic as far as writing on

dren Reading

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Notes. History.

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In ordinary Attendance.

Algebra.

Who have left within

the last 12 Months. Admilled within the

last 12 Months.

Geometry.

Geography. Fractions and

Decimals. Proportion and

Practice. Compound Rules

and Reduction. Division, Addition. Numeratiou and

Notation. Alistracts or

Composition. From Copies. Abstracts or Composition. From Dictation

or Memory. Books of General From Copies.

Information. Holy Scriptures. Easy Narratives. letters and Monosyllables.

Grammar.

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CENERAL OBSERVATIONS. 1. Organization.

2. Discipline.

3. Methods. 4. Instruction. 5. Master and Mistress.

6. Special.
Bide ford. Inspected March 20, 1849.--A Boys' school under a master, assisted by Corscombe. Inspected March 29, 1849.-1. A Mixed school of boys and giris under
two pupil-trachers and oue candidate for apprenticeship. 2. The discipline is good. a young mistress, assisted by monitors. The mother of the mistress, in the afternoon,
3. The method detective. 4. The instruction much improved during the year; but instructs the girls in needlework. 2 and 3. The discipline and method very pleasing.
still there is room for advancement. 5. The muster is eager and earnest, and takes There is great life and animation in the school. 4. The religious knowledge of the
great pains with his children. He intends to offer himself as a candidate for certificate children is taken much pains with; and the elder children are carefully instructed in
of merit. 6. The ventilation is very bad, and ought to be improved.

geography and the elements of English grammar. The singing is very nice. 5. Mis-
Ilfraicembe, Boys'. Tuspected Marci 21, 1819,-1. A Boys' school under a master, tress very young, but works hard ; and, with the assistance of pupil-teachers, and the
one pupil-teacher, and three candidates for apprenticeship. 2. Discipline fair. 3. The kiud superintendence of the clergyman and Mrs. Nicholson (who pay all the expenses
general ton and method of the whole school may be improved. 4. The information of the school, and who are unremitting in their attention to it), will get on very well
of the children is gooul, but might be imparted with greater precision, and more general indeed. For a country school I have seldom seen one with more life and zeal in it.
sounilness. 5. A very hard-workin;;, earnest man, with inuch natural ability, but Woolborough and Highweek, Boys'. Inspected March 30, 1819.-1. A Bovs' school
without much culture.

under a mister (at this time invalided), assisted by two apprentices. 2. Discipline
Il fracombe, Girls'. Inspected March 21, 1819_A Girls' school under a mistress, an very defective. 3. Method at this time entirely disregarded. 4. The religious instruc-
assistant mistress, and several candidates for apprenticeship. 2. The discipline is tion, as also the secular knowledge, of the children very limited. 5. The master, who
very fair. 4. The instructiou is extremely improved during the past year. Englishı has had the charge of the school since Midsummer last (since which time illness has
history, English grammar, and geograplay have lately been introluced, and as far as prevented him from continuing his school), wns not, I am given to understand, com-
the children have been taught they have been instructed with much soundness. petent to instruct pupil-teachers. The present teacher, who has only taken the school
5. The former sclioulmistress, who is a good disciplinarian, undertakes the charge of for a time, appears willing and anxious, but at present knows very little about his
the junior classes; whilst a younger person, who is to have the charge of the whole work,
school eventually, instructs the elder children. 6, The religious teaching is satis- Woolborough and Highweck, Girls'. Inspected March 30, 1819.-1. A Girls' school
factory, and there is a nice tone throughout the school.

under a mistress. 2. Discipline fuir. 3. Method moderate. 4. The replies of the
Barnstaple. Inspec'ed March 23, 1849.-1. Girls' and Infants' school combined, children upon religious subjects satisfactory; on secular subjects limited. 5. The
under a mistress, assisted by monitors, who are candidates for apprentices. 2 and 3. mistress is attentive and painstaking. 6. The stipendiary monitor, who was appren.
The discipline and method inay be improved. 4. The instruction has increased very ticed in 1848, has been dismissed for ill-behaviour.
much during the past year, I am given to understand; but there is still room for ad- Launceston, Boys'. Inspected April 3, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master,
vancement. 5. The mistress appears willins and anxious to get on; but she has had assisted by three candidates for apprenticeship. 2 and 3. Discipline and method may
more to do than one yonng female could well accomplish. 6. With care and attention both be improved. 4. The instruction is given with some amount of care; the read-
this may become a very goor school. The building is very spacious and airy ; is held iny, on the whole, is good; the arithmetic fair; and the first class understand the
on lease for a period of 50 years. Books, apparatus, and desks are much wanted. elements of English grammar and a little geography. The religious instruction is

Arminster, Boys'. Inspected March 27, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master, taken pains with; but the children did not answer very satisfactorily to questions given
assisted by two candidates for apprenticeship. 2. Discipline good. 3. Method fair. them by the clergyman.
1. Much pains has been taken during the last few months with the instruction; but Launceston, Girls'. Inspected April 3, 1849.-). A Girls' school under a mistress
there is still room for improvement. 5. The master, who was trained at Exeter, is an and four candidates for pupil-teachers, assisted by the mother of the mistress. 2 and
intelligent, pleasing man, doing much good in his school.

3. Discipline and method fair. 4. The reading of the children is good, and the replies
Axminster, Girls. Inspected March 27, 1849.--). A Girls' school under a mistress, upon scripture subjects inoderate. English grammar and geograplıy have lately been
assisted by two candidates for apprenticeship, with a class of infants under an assistant introduced. 5. The mistress very young; she wants experience as a teacher; but with
teacher. 2. The discipline may be improved. 5. The mistress h's only just taken care and attention I should hope that she would do well.
charge of this school, and it was left by the late teacher in au unsatisfactory state.

Kingsteinton, Boys'. Inspected April 5, 1849.-1. A Boys' school under a master
Marshrood. Inspected March 23, 1849.-1. A Mixed school under a master and his and mistress, with an assistant teacher to take charge of the very little infants.
wife, assisted by two pupil teachers. The infants are placed in a room (distant a few 2. Discipline fair. 4. The instruction is given with a great deal of care and attention
yards from the school buildings), under a young assistant teacher. 2 and 3. The disci. by the rector; and the religious knowledge of the children on those subjects in which
pline and method may be iniproved. 4. There were only three children present in the they have been instructed is satisfactory. The school has only been opened a few
first class and seven in the second class. The replies npon religious subjects were fairly months, and is, therefore, in a most incipient state. 5. The master and mistress are
made. Eoglish grammar and geography have been taught to the children; but they not efficient as teachers, but appear kind and docile; and, with the continual super-
were not very successful in their replies upon these subjects. 5. The master is a intendence of the rector, there is little doubt that the school will prosper and become
shrewd, active man; he has had the charge of the school eight months.

efficient.

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