|11th||Re-opened School. Three children absent.|
The Attendance Officer visited.
|19th||The District Nurse visited, & inspected each child.|
|20th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|21st||One child absent who accidently scalded his leg at home.|
|27th||The Assistant-teacher, Miss Wightman was absent through illness.|
|28th||Miss Wightman returned to school.|
|31st||The Vicar visited in the morning.|
The Supplementary Teacher, Miss G. Wightman, resigned her post in this school to-day, in accordance with the directions received from the Herts. County Council that she should seek an appointment in another school, and that a monitress should be engaged in her place. Miss Wightman has obtained a post in St. Andrew’s Mixed School, Hertford.
|1st||Evelyn Sharpe, Standard vii. scholar of this school, has been appointed as monitress.|
|7th||Dr. E. Swatman & a nurse visited at 9.30, & three children were medically inspected.|
|9th||Mr. J. Sambels1 Attendance Officer visited in the morning, & the Vicar visited in teh afternoon.|
|11th||Three children absent through illness.|
|15th||All children present except the three children who are ill.|
|21st||The Hon. Mrs. R.A. Smith visited in the afternoon, also the Vicar.|
|22nd||The District Nurse visited.|
|23rd||Owing to the weather three of the youngst children were absent.|
|25th||Mr. Bunn visited in the afternoon & looked at the boys’ basket-making work.|
|29th||The District Nurse visited to look at a child’s leg which had been scaleded at home some time previously.|
|3rd||The Vicar visited in the afternoon.|
|6th||All children on the books were present|
|7th||Owing to the snow two children under five were absent.|
|10th||The Vicar visited in the afternoon.|
|13th||All children prsent except one.|
|18th||A Managers’ Meeting was held in teh School-room at 4.30 p.m.|
|20th||The Vicar visited in the morning. In the afternoon the Diocesan Inspector the Rev. B.J.M. Reay visited & examined children in Religious Knowledge. The Hon. Mrs. Reginald A. Smith was present during part of the time, an the Vicar during the whole time.|
|21st||Mrs. Hawley Sharpe2 visited.|
|25th||Attendance very good all the week.|
|29th||The Vicar visited in the morning. Five children absent owing to the weather.|
|31st||A half-holiday was given in the afternoon for good attendance.|
|29th|| Report of Religious Instruction.|
This school did well and made a good and adequate return for the teaching they had received.
In the Senior class in spite of the varied ages of the children, the work was very accurately known and some good and intelligent answering was received.ad received. I was pleased to observe an improvement in the Catechism, which was more definitely known than last year.
No payer book has been taught.
In the Junior class the Bible narrative was well known and the answering bright, while definite explanation has been given of the Creed and Church’s Year.
The repetition was correctly said and some good written work was done.
A pleasing and reverent tone prevails throughout the school.
(Signed) Basil J.M. Reay.3
|3rd||The Districy Nurse visited to examine the children’s cleanliness.|
|7th||Attendance was very good all the week.|
|10th||All children present.|
|14th||The Vicar visited.|
|17th||Mr. Button6, the Attendance Officer visited.|
|19th||The School was closed in the afternoon for the Easter Holidays.|
|2nd||Re-opened school. All children present except one child under five.|
|5th||Examined registers. Found Correct. A.H. Sharpe.|
|5th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|8th||All children present.|
|12th||The District Nurse visited.|
|15th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
A half-holiday was given in the afternoon because it was “Empire Day.”
|26th||Dr. Swatman & a nurse visited at 9 o’clock & held a medical Inspection of 3 children.|
The attendance during the week has been very good.
|29th||All children were present to-day.|
|2nd||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|5th||The children continue to attend very regulalry.|
|8th||The Vicar visited in the morning.|
|9th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|12th||Whit. Monday ) Holidays.|
|13th||Whit. Tuesday. )|
|14th||School as usual. All children on the books present, except one boy who is at work.|
|19th||A second boy whi is 12 years of age has gone to work ona farm.|
|21st||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|27th||Three children absent to-day, one of whom went to Lonon Hospital, as she is still lame through having had Infantile Paralysis.|
|28th||All scholars present to-day.|
|30th||The Vicar visited, also the Attendance Officer.|
|5th||The Vicar visited.|
|7th||Perfect Attandance was made during the week bu all the children.|
|10th||The Monitress E. Sharpe was absent to-day through illness.|
|11th||The Vicar visited both in the monring & afternoon.|
|14th|| The Attendance Officer visited.|
The children made perfect attendance during the week.
|18th||At a meeting held in the school-room to form a War Savings Association4 it was arranged that the Deposits made by the scholars of this school in teh School Bank should be used to buy War Savings’ Certificates.|
|21st||The children attended very regulalry until to-day when three boys were absent, two of whom were sent with a horse to a blacksmith’s, & the other was taken to Hertford Hospital to have his eye-sight tested.|
|25th||The Vicar visited.|
|27th||The District Nurse visited.|
A half-holiday for good attendance was given in the afternoon.
|28th||School as usual.|
|31st||The Vicar visited.|
|3rd||The Vicar visited.|
|4th||The school closed at the end of the afternoon sesion for the Harvest Holidays.|
|9th||The Hon. Mrs. Reginald Abel Smith kindly invited the school-children to Goldings for the Summer Treat.|
|12th||Re-opened school. All children on the books present except four who are still away from home.|
|15th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|18th||Two children have gone to Bradford, Yorks. for one month.|
|21st||Collections were made for the “Jack Cornwell” Fund.5|
|22nd||Attendances good all the week.|
|28th||The Vicar visited.|
|29th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|4th||The Vicar visited.|
|6th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|7th||A Managers’ meeting was held in the School-room at 4 p.m.|
|9th||Dr. Swatman, Assistant Medical Officer of Health visited. There were no children of the year 1908 to be examined.|
|10th||The Vicar visited in the morning.|
|13th||All the children, except the two who are away from home attended regularly all the week.|
|16th||One girl who ahd been absent five weeks returned to school to-day.|
|19th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|23rd||Attendance very good.|
|27th||The Attendance Officer visited. One child absent with a cold.|
|30th||Attendance very good.|
|1st||Captain R.A. Smith visuted.|
|3rd||The children made perfect attendances during the past week.|
|6th||The Vicar visited. He was accompanied by the Rev. I. Farrington Down, the “Messanger” of the National Mission who gave an address to the children on the “Union Jack” from 9.15 to 9.45|
|7th||Mrs. Sharpe visited.|
Dr. Dunn, Medical Officer of Health visited at 12 o’clock.
|8th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|13th||Mrs. Sharpe visited. The District Nurse visited.|
|17th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|20th||All children present in the morning. The child who is still lame from the effects of “Infantile Paralysis” attends in the mornings, but is absent in the sfternoons.|
|24th||The children attended regularly all the week.|
|30th||Two children absent in the morning.|
|7||Registers checked, & found correct. R.A. Sharpe.|
A half-holiday was given for good attendance.
|8th||The School Attendance Officer visited in the morning.|
|11th||The Vicar visited.|
|12th||The children’s collections for “Christmas Day Gifts for our soldiers & sailors,” amounting to 4s/8d were sent to the “Over-seas Club.”|
|15th||The Vicar visited. The District Nurse visited.|
|21st||The school was closed at the end of the Afternoon Session for the Christams Holidays.|
|23rd||The Hon. Mrs. Reginald Abel Smith kindly entertained the children & their mothers to a Christmas-tree in the School-room at 6 p.m. & distributed the prizes for attendance.|
1 John Philip Sambels was born in the third quarter of 1847 in Plymouth. He was originally a wheelwright and by 1891 he was living in Letty Green. By 1901 he was the Organising Secretary for Technical Instruction (H.C.C.) and in 1911 he described himself as Assistant Education Officer. (H.C.C.) His wife Mary Ann died in the first quarter 1918 at the age of 69. They had been married for 46 years or so and had no children.
2 Mrs. Evelyn Sharpe, wife of the vicar.
3 Rev. Basil John Mason Reay (1872 – 1948.)
4 The Government set up a committee to look into how more money could be obtained to help fund the war. In January 1916 one of the committees recommendations was the setting up of a national network of local War Savings Committees. Local committees were setup from April 1916 through out the country. One aim was to help fund the war effort but a second, more long term aim was to encourage people with more disposable income to save some of it. See https://www.rbsremembers.com/remembers/banking-in-wartime/supporting-the-nation/the-national-savings-movement.html for more detail. The movement was continued until 1978.
5 The Jack Cornwell fund was set up in the name of John (Jack) Cornwell (1900 – 1916) who was awarded the Victoria Cross postumously for his gallantry, staying at his station on HMS Chester which was being pounded by enemy fire at the battle of Jutland, He died of his wounds in a Grimsby hospital on 2nd June 1916. The fund was setup to pay for a ward in the Star & Garter Home in Richmond for disabled soldiers. For more information see http://www.godfreydykes.info/JACK_CORNWELL_VICTORIA_CROSS.htm