Mr Pointon one of the school managers called
yesterday and also Mr George Bostock. They expressed
themselves pleased with the behaviour of the children.
Howard Riley taught the first class to sing "Snow
Flakes" many of the 1st class children absent this week
Mrs Barber came to complain about Sara Ellen
being beaten this morning. I had punished her with an
open hand on the back and Mrs Barber persisted in saying that she had been
held down on my desk
and hit on the back and the belly. Ellen Pointon and Lizzie Rouse were then
called out and asked, and they both denied Mrs Barbers accusations. They also
complained about Fanny Lawton beating Frederick with a stick on the head.
Fanny Lawton was called and denied it. Have warned her not to punish the little
Rev Seed visited the school this afternoon. Snow
fell this afternoon and it had been colder than usual
Mr Thomas Heath School Board Officer called this
morning and also the Rev Seed
Verified the register and found them correct signed Abraham Pointon
Mr Mills School attendance officer called
Punished Stephen Corbishley and Joseph Ikin for lifting funeral bearers
Punished several boys yesterday for calling Benjamin Pointon nicknames,
and today Howard Riley has
taken a portion of the children in singing, to practice them for the concert
on Monday. Many children absent due to snowy weather
Fanny Lawton's lessons not done. Yesterday they
we also imperfectly done
Warned John Wilkinson about punishing Thomas
Asked Bertha Sharples to explain about leaving
school before the other teachers got away. Have warned her previously yesterday,
Mrs Mould came to complain that she couldn't get her little boy to come to
school owing to the above teacher thrashing him.
Pupil teachers lessons very indifferently done.
At 9:10 Howard Riley who stood with his back to the fire keeping the warmth
from the children was told to move away and get out the books and scales,
absolutely refused to do either. Rev Seed spoke to Riley who excused himself
on the ground that H Minshull and J Brookes should do the work. F Lawton said
that she had too many home lessons given her, and could not do them, and that
I had given her more to do this weekend. A lesson table is placed at the end
of their books containing the work for each night.
Sent after Joseph Ikin and Ernest Evans who are
both very irregular in their attendance. The parents of these Children seem
to care very little whether they attend school or not.
Miss Platt, one of the teachers from the Newchapel
Church School called.
Mr Mills and Mr Heath, School Attendance officers
for the Biddulph and Wolstanton Parishes called this morning and afternoon.
Examination for the whole school. Standard I
did the worst, Standard III the best.
Miss Seed called in school this morning and told
me that her father the Rev had said the school must be closed and the key
taken to the vicarage. I therefore closed the school and gave the children
a 3 weeks holiday.
Resigned charge of this school today and hope
my successor may find it a happier stay than I have done during the last twelve
The majority of the entries of Mr John
F Holme are about pupil attendance, being exact down to the last decimal point.
Attendance throughout this entire period appear to be poor, however on numerous
occasions reason of bad weather and illness are cited.
Took charge of these schools this morning. Owing
to the school being closed since June many children have left and the attendance
is very poor
Rev Seed visited the school this afternoon. Average
attendance for the week 34.3
This morning admitted two new scholars:- Samuel
Sheratt and Thomas Sheratt.
The attendance throughout the week has been very
poor, although there are twelve more children on the books than last week.
The average attendance for the week is 38.1
There is a slight improvement in the attendance
this week. The number present this morning is 46, the largest total since
I have been in charge of this school
Mr Arthur Morris Head Assistant Master in a large
board school at Stalybridge visited the school this morning.
Punished George Jones for leaving the school
Mrs Wilkinson complained to me today about Hugh
Minshull beating her son Robert with a stick about the neck, and also bumping
his head on the desk. Have warned Minshull about punishing the boys in his
The attendance during the week ending today has
been very poor, probably owing to many children being employed in the hay
harvest. School, closed today for one weeks holiday.
Register marked at 1:15 and school closed at
3:15 on account of the Annual Flower Show being held in the neighbourhood.
Mr Harding Assistant Master in a School at Congleton visited the school.
Joseph Brookes absent from duty this morning
Joseph Brookes returned to duty this morning,
School closed for Xmas holidays
Mr Jonathon Nixon School Attendance Officer visited
the school today
The attendance today has been very poor owing
to a very severe snowstorm. The average attendance for the week is 44.3
The attendance today is again very poor. The
chief cause of this is the large amount of snow on the ground, rendering the
roads almost impassable. Rev John Seed visited the school this morning whilst
the candidates were receiving lessons.
George Jones, James Baxter and John J White were
sent home for their school pence this morning. Owing to the stoppage of the
pits in the local vicinity the pence has been very irregularly paid for a
The attendance for the week has greatly improved;
the average attendance is 49.1
Examined the whole school in writing and Arithmetic, Standards V to
VII did a good exercise in composition, but standards III and IV did badly
in dictation. Arithmetic on the whole was pretty fair but it still remains
the most backward subject
Joseph Brookes came to school this morning at 9 o'clock instead of
8 o'clock. He has invariably been late for lessons during the last fortnight
seldom arriving before 8.45a.m. His lessons are also on the whole prepared
in an untidy manner and I have to complain to him frequently about them
Rev John Seed visited the school this morning. The attendance this
morning is very bad; the number present being only 31. This is probably accounted
for by the fact that it is Whit Monday and all the neighbouring schools are
closed today. Hugh Minshull absent from duty again this morning through sickness.
Mr G.W Hubbard Assistant Master Middlewich visited the school.
Joseph Brookes still continues to show not the slightest improvement
in punctuality having arrived yesterday morning at 8.56.a.m and this morning
after the children had assembled in school. It seems useless to warn him to
arrive with greater punctuality, as I have not noticed an improvement since
the entry on mat 17th. Hugh Minshull resumed his duties again this
School commenced this morning with only a moderate attendance. The
following passages of poetry for repetition (1890) were submitted to H.M.I
at his annual visit and received his approval
Standard I The blind boy
Standard II The village Blacksmith
Standard III Napoleon and the young English sailor
Standard IV Spanish Armada
Brookes returned to duty this morning notifying that his absence from
duty was caused by sickness. Left school earlier in the afternoon in charge
of the assistant master and candidates as I had to see Mr Clayton Receiving
officer at Tunstall about the children's fees paid by guardians
School closed today for the Midsummer Vacation to reopen August 5th
Miss Lawton finished her duties but still continues as sewing mistress of
The average attendance for the week ending to day is 52.8 During the
week several new scholars have been admitted; this brings the number on the
books up to 77
Rev John Seed visited the school this morning During the week ending today,
two more scholars have been admitted. This brings the number on the books
up to 79. The average attendance for the week is 55.1
School commenced this week with only a few in attendance. This probably
caused by many children staying away to visit the Wakes at Biddulph
Rev John Seed visited the school this morning Miss F Lawton resumed
duties again in the school under article 80
Mr Farmer (clerk) Mr Harding and two other members of the Wolstanton
School board visited the school in the morning
Rev John Seed visited the school this morning. A new football has been
kindly given by him for the use of the children attending this school
Miss Lawton absent from duty this morning owing to the serious illness
of her sister. Half Holiday given this afternoon by consent of the managers
in order to prepare the room for a concert given for the purpose of providing
the children with prizes
Mrs Taylor came to school this afternoon to complain
of H Minshull boxing her daughter Elizabeth on the ears. Have warned Minshull
about punishing the children under his charge
Mr C Yates Langley, Sgt Major Drill Instructor
visited the school this afternoon and gave an exhortation of the system of
Callisthenics and Physical Exercise for use in schools
Rev John Seed visited the school. Mr F Tucker
of Mount Pleasant visited the school and gave a test examination throughout
Percentage of Passes in Standard