Report to the Committee of Council on Education, respecting the School in the County of

District, No. Date of instruction from Committee of Council to inspect school. Date of visit to school. Date of report.

1. Name of chairman or secretary of school committee, as correspondent on behalf of the school.

2. Address—Post town.
3. By what name is the school to be known?
4. In what parish is it?
5. What is the name of nearest post town?

Distance ?

Direction? 6. When was the school established ? 7. Who were the original promoters of it?

8. Is it, or has it been, in connexion with, or has it derived, or received a promise of, and from any society?

What society?
What is the amount of such aid ?

Tenure and Site of Building.
9. What is the tenure on which the site is held ?

10. Is the school-house erected on ground which is the property of the Incumbent as a spiritual corporation sole, or otherwise belonging to or connected with the Church of England ?

11. Are the school-rooms applied to any other purpose than those of the school? to what purpose ? under what regulations ?

12. Is this appropriation recognised in the trust deed ?
13. Is the trust deed duly executed ?
14. Has it been enrolled ?
15. When was it enrolled ?
16. By whom were the trustees named and appointed ?
17. The names and professions of the trusteez ?

18. What means are there for the renewal of the trust on the death or avoidance of the trustees ? 19. What is the extent of the site ?

Describe it generally.
How is it bounded ?
How is it enclosed?

How is it drained ? 20. State generally your opinion whether it is a healthy situation or otherwise ?

21. In all respects well chosen, or otherwise?
22. Of what materials is the school-house built ?
23. Is it thatched, or slated, or tiled ?
24. In what state is it as to repair ?
25. When was it erected ?

26. From what funds was it erected?

27. If it was erected with aid from the Parliamentary Grant, furnish, in Appendix, a Special Report, arising from the audit of the building account, and the comparison of the reports or statements, presented to the Lords of the Treasury, or of the answers to the questions, Form A. with the receipt and expenditure; the description of the building in those replies, and in the plans transmitted to the Committee of Council, with the structure erected, and the examination of the deed of trust.

Mechanical Arrangements. 28. Furnish a rough sketch of the plan of the building, if possible.

29. What are the dimensions of the chief school-room in length, breadth, and height to the centre of the ceiling ?

30. Does the school-room contain a gallery for 80 or more children?

31. When one or more class-rooms are provided for the separate instruction of a part of the children, state also the dimensions in length, breadth, and height, of each class-room.

32. Are the school-rooms sufficiently ventilated and warmed ? 33. Is there a lobby, or closet, for bonnets, cloaks, hats, &c. ?

34. Is an exercise-ground provided ? and if so, at what distance from the school?

35. Of what extent is it?

36. Is the playground furnished with gymnastic apparatus, flying-course or circular swing, parallel-bars, and gymnasticframe?

37. What is the nature and height of the fence with which the playground is enclosed ?

38. Does the building include a residence for the schoolmaster and mistress? If not, how far is their residence from the school?

Religious and Moral Discipline. 39. Are the children assembled and dismissed every day with a psalm or hymn, and with prayer?

40. Is the Holy Bible read every day? In classes, or in the gallery ?

41. Are the children taught private prayers to repeat at home? 42. Are they instructed in the Church Catechism? 43. Are they instructed in the Liturgy and Services of the Church?

44. Do all the children belonging to the Daily School attend school on Sunday and go to church?

45. Are they provided with proper church accommodation ?

46. Are means taken to ensure their suitable behaviour during the Service?

47. Are inquiries made afterwards by their teacher how far they have profited by the public ordinances of religion?

48. Do the teachers keep up any intercourse with the parents or confine their attention to the children during the hours they are in school?

49. Is the progress of the children in religious knowledge in proportion to the time they have been at school?

50. Are their replies made intelligently, or mechanically and by rote ?

51. Is due attention paid to the junior as well as to the senior class, and in each class to the lower as well as the higher pupils ?

Means of Instruction. 52. Enumerate the books used in the school opposite the following heads :

History of England.
Vocal Music.
Linear Drawing.

Land Surveying.
53. What apparatus does the school contain ?

54. Are the children systematically trained in gymnastic exercises?

Organization and Discipline. 55. Are the children classed according to their proficiency?

56. Is each child always under the instruction of the same teacher ?

57. Are the children taught by a succession of teachers, each conveying instruction in some particular branch?

58. What is the number of teachers ?
59. What is the number of monitors ?
60. What is the number of pupil teachers ?
61. What is the remuneration of each pupil teacher ?


respects Rewards and Punishments. 62. Is any system of rewards and punishments adopted ? 63. State whether distinction depends on intellectual proficiency.

On a mixed estimate of intellectual proficiency and

moral conduct.

On moral conduct only. 64. Are corporal punishments employed ?

If so, what is their nature, and what are the offences

to correct which they are used ? 65. If they are employed, are they publicly inflicted ? 66. What other punishments are used ? 67. What rewards, if any?

As respects Method. 68. Is the method of mutual instruction strictly adhered to?

69. Is the simultaneous method more or less mingled with individual teaching?

Simultaneous, or Mixed Method.
70. How far is the interrogative method only used ?
71. Is the suggestive method employed ?
72. Is Ellipsis resorted to ?
73. Are the lessons tested

By individual oral interrogation ?
By requiring written answers to written questions ?
By requiring an abstract of the lesson to be written

from memory?
Mutual Instruction and Mixed Method of Instruction.
74. What is the number of masters ?

Of assistant-masters (if any)?
Of monitors ?
Of pupil-teachers ?

Monitors and Pupil-Teachers. 75. State the name and age of each monitor and pupil-teacher,

distinguishing pupil-teachers from monitors. 76. State the period during which he has received instruction. 77. State the attainments of each pupil-teacher or monitor,

separately, in the following table, marking the pupil

teachers P. T., the monitors M. 78. To whom are the pupil-teachers apprenticed ?

For what period ?

What remuneration do they receive? 79. How many classes are there in the school ? 80. How many children in each class ? 81. State the proficiency of each class in the several subjects

of instruction. 82. In what works of industry are the boys employed ? 83. In what works of industry are the girls employed ? 84. Obtain a written account, signed by the master, of the

routine of employment of each class in the school, for

every hour in the day and every day in the week. 85. Is any mutual assurance society or clothing-club connected

with the school? 86. Is any library connected with the school; if so, of what

books and of what number of volumes does it consist? 87. Is the use of the library confined to the school children, or

otherwise ? 88. Are the children allowed to take the books to their parents'


89. What number of books was taken out in the last six months ?

Attendance, Registers, &c. 90. Obtain a copy of the school-registers of admission, attend

ance, proficiency, and moral conduct, respectively. 91. How many children were present at the time of inspection?


Girls. 92. How many have been on the books for the last six months?


Girls. 93. What was the average daily attendance during the last six months ?


Girls. 94. Is the number of children in attendance on the increase or

decrease ? 95. At what rate? 96. Is punctual and regular attendance enforced ? 97. By what means ? 98. Do the children pay for admittance to the school ? 99. Do they all pay ?

At the same rate? 100. What is the rate of payment? 101. Do the children take any meals in the school-house? 102. In what part of the premises ? 103. Do the children appear to be clean ?

Neat? 104. Do they wear any distinguishing dress ?

Or badge ? 105. Enumerate the holidays which occur during the year. 106. At what age are the children usually admitted ? 107. To what age do they generally remain ? 108. Are there any systematic means of keeping up a con

nexion with the school children after their leaving school?

Schoolmaster and Schoolmistress. 109. What are the names of the schoolmaster?

And schoolmistress? 110. Are they respectively married ?

Or single? 111. Are they man and wife? 112. Are they respectively provided with fuel, candles, and

other perquisites ? 113. Do they live rent-free in the school-house? 114. Do they devote their whole time to the duties of their


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