Wellingborough News, February 16th 1878, transcribed by Kay Collins
A circular from the Education Department relating to the children's Attendance Book and the certificates, were read.
The Attendance Officer reported that Robert Twelvetree was now attending as a whole-timer, at the Rushden National School. He also reported that he had visited Mrs. Wagstaff’s school, and that she was quite willing to give every information as to absentees, &c. In reference to the accommodation of her school she informed him that Mr. Sartoris had promised to build her a larger room. She had 34 scholars, and she was very particular about their regular attendance.
The Chairman said he thought the officer should the parents that attendance at this school would not count for work
The Clerk thought the question for the Board was, is the education given at Mrs. Wastaff’s school efficient?
The Chairman did not think there was any doubt that it was.
The Officer was instructed to ask Mrs. Wagstaff if she kept a register of attendance.