|Transcribed by Jacky Lawrence
Chelveston School Report 1904
Mixed School. The school room is not as clean as it might be and the floor should be washed more frequently. There is also a general want of neatness and tidiness and the importance of these qualities can best be inculcated by the force of example. The work, which was in a backward state is improving in mechanical accuracy and the teacher is working hard but the intelligence of the children is still low. The Time Table might be re-arranged with advantage both here and in the Infants’ Room where no lesson should exceed 30 minutes. The walls and ceiling need repairing in several places and the walls should be re-coloured. The windows should be made to open at the top and inlets for fresh air by means of hoppered windows are required. Open ventilation is needed in both rooms. The stoves, as at present arranged, are contrary to the Building Regulations, they should be moved nearer the chimneys into which the pipe should go direct. One stove is badly worn. The trees in the playground should be cut so as not to obscure the light Infants’ Class. The infants are fairly taught. No lesson should exceed 20 minutes.
H. M. Inspector is unable to recommend the payment of grant under Article 105 of the Code of 1900 (Article 32 of the Code of 1904).
Sept 20th. 1904
I have called a sufficient number of Names in the School Register & found them correctly entered.
Miss Wagstaff away from school this morning in consequence of her mother spraining her ankle.
The average attendance for this week is 53.1.
Rev. J. Dun called today. Mrs. Smith was unable to take the sewing this week as she was ill.
Scheme of Work for year ending June 30th 1905
The Average Attendance for week ending Sept. 24th was 53.1
Average Attendance for week ending Oct 1st. Was 50.3.
Mr. Mantle called today.
The average attendance for week ending Oct 15th. Was 48.5 H. Taylor, Esq. H.M.D. visited the school this morning. Mr. Gotch the County Council Inspector also paid us a visit. Mr. A. Mantle called today & I reported several children for their attendance. The average attendance for this week is 48.5.
The average attendance for this week is 51.2. This is very good as the percentage was 96.
I have checked a sufficient number of Names in the Registers & found them correctly entered.
Half holiday. Children’s concert.
Visited this school.
Davis S. Gotch.
Miss Wagstaff absent & suffering from a severe cold.
The average attendance for week ending Dec 10th was 39.5. There has been a number of children absent on account of chicken pox.