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ATTENDANCE, REGISTERS, &c. 90. Obtain a Copy of the School Registers of admission, attendance,
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 connexion 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 per
quisites ? 113. Do they live rent-free in the School-house? 114. Do they devote their whole time to the duties of their Office ?
If not, state what other occupation they have, the time it occupies, and its emoluments.
1 15. Have they received Instruction in the Art of Teaching, in any and
what Training-school? 116. At what age did he (or she) become a Schoolmaster or School
mistress)? 117. What was his (or her) former occupation ? · 118. State your opinion of the Teachers as respects their attainments ;
and method of conducting the School. 119. By whom is the Master (or Mistress) appointed ? 120. Upon what conditions, and for what period, is the appointment
held? 121. Is there a written agreement ? 122. Is there a sufficient facility for dismissing the Master (or Mis
tress) in case of need ? 123. By whom is the Master (or Mistress) to be dismissed ?
GOVERNMENT OF THE SCHOOL.
124. In whom is the general management and control of the School
The Trustees. 126. Do the Trustees (or Committee] meet periodically. 127. Are there general meetings of the subscribers and promoters of
the School ? 128. Is there any, and, if so, what system of constant superintendence
by the Committee or otherwise ? 129. Is the Committee active, or merely nominal? 130. Who are the active members of the Committee ? 131. Transmit a copy of the printed Rules of the Schools ? 132. Is there any periodical public examination of the School ?
What is its effect upon
133. State the amount of annual subscriptions and donations.
ANNUAL EXPENDITURE. 138. What is the annual stipend of the Master ?
The Mistress ?
Each Pupil Teacher ?
For furniture and apparatus ?
For candles and fuel ? 140. What other expenses are incurred ?
Special Questions on Infant Schools.
MECHANICAL ARRANGEMENTS. The questions respecting mechanical arrangements in the former paper having been replied to, the following additional questions may be put :1. Are the walls lined with a broad belt of black board, or pre
pared with mastic, painted black, for lessons in chalk
drawing and writing ? 2. Is a small gallery prepared with desks and boards for the in
struction of 40 children in drawing, and in the signs or sounds ?
RECREATION AND PHYSICAL EXERCISES.
3. What amusements have the Children ? 4. What games are encouraged ? 5. Have they any and what gymnastic apparatus ? 6. Are the Children trained in walking, marching, and physical
exercises, methodically? 7. With what result ? 8. How often do the intervals of recreation occur daily, and what
time is spent in recreation at each interval ?
9. How many Children learn to sew ?
10. Do the Children learn to draw on the wall, or on a board, right
lined figures from objects or from copies? 11. Do they learn to draw the Roman capital letters and numerals? 12. Are these steps the preliminaries to learning to write ? 13. Do they in this way learn to write the letters with chalk on the
wall, or on a board ?
LEARNING SIGNS OF SOUNDS.
I. Reading. 14. Does the School-room contain: one of M. Prinsen's letter
boxes ? 15. Has the Master or Mistress been instructed in the method of
making the Children familiar with letters-
a monosyllabic name?
beginning with the vowel sound, and then combining
them into the word by the phonic method ? 16. Are the children expert in the various inodes of using the letterboxes to spell and read words?
II. Singing. 17. On what method are the Children taught to sing ? 18. Do they learn the signs of musical sounds to any extent ? 19. Can they copy the notes of music with chalk on the wall ? 20. Can they sing many marching or other school songs ? 21. Cán they sing any hymns ?
KNOWLEDGE OF NATURAL OBJECTS, &c. 22. Are the children exercised in examining and describing in very
simple and familiar terms the properties of those Natural ob
jects by which they are surrounded ? 23. Is there a cabinet in the School stored with Natural objects which
the children are likely soon to meet with in their rambles or
visits to friends ? 24. Is there a cabinet of domestic utensils or implements of industry,
of a small size, the uses of which may be explained to the children ?
INSTRUCTION IN THE GALLERY. 25. Are they instructed in any other subjects in the Gallery ? 26. If so, enumerate the Gallery Lessons. 27. How long is the usual Lesson in the Gallery? 28. Are the replies of the Children made intelligently, or mechanically and by rote ?
DISCIPLINE. 29. Are the Children clean in their persons and dress? 30 Are they orderly and decorous in their behaviour ? 31 Do they appear to have confidence in their Master and Mistress,
and to regard them with affection ? 32. Àre any, and, if so, what Rewards and Punishments em
On what principles, and with what results? 33. Is their attendance at School punctual and regular ? 34. Examine Register, and state whether it is kept on a good plan,
neatly, and with care.
Privy Council Office, Downing Street, 184
. I HÀve the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated the
, and to forward to you the requisite documents for conducting an application to the Lords of the Committee in aid of
You will have the goodness to reply to the Questions, Form (A), complying in the first instance with the requisition contained in the 7th Question.
My Lords direct me to say that if you have no plan for your school-buildings, and among the plans publishied in their volume of Minutes for 1839-40, there is none exactly suitable to your wants, they will instruct their architect to prepare, gratuitously, a pencil sketch for the approval of the promoters of the school.
For this purpose he will require a ground-plan of the site, showing its dimensions, the roads, and the aspect which you wish to give the front of the school ; together with the situation of any adjacent buildings, and a section of the ground, if not level.
With this plan it will be necessary for you to furnish an account of the number of boys, girls, and infants to be accommodated; and to státe whetħer å resideiiee is to be built for the teachers; and if so, of how many rooms is it to consist.
The fund at the disposal of the Committee of Council is awarded to those schools only the trustees and managers of which assume the obligation of establishing and maititaining daily schools.
Their Lordships grant only a certain proportion of the money required to meet the whole expenditure on the school-premises, and the remainder must be raised by local and general contributions and by donations from charitable societies. Before their Lordships proceed to determine the amount of their grant, they require that the contributions promised from other sources be sufficient to afford a reasonable prospect that the promoters of the school will be enabled to carry into execution the plans submitted to this Committee, and to leave the school free from debt.
I have the honour to be,
Your obedient servant,