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TABULATED REPORTS FOR 1859-60 ON SCHOOLS INSPECTED BY HER MAJESTY'S ASSISTANT INSPECTOR, D R FEARON, ESQ BA.

Name of School
Date of Inspection
Scholars present
Masters
Mistresses

Ass. Teachers

Pupil teachers
Av No Scholars
General Observations

DURHAM

1. Seaton Carew, NS
Boys
Girls

 1860
25 April

 

30
44

 



 1

 



1
 
 
 
32
35

 The discipline in this school is improved under the new master, who appears likely to improve it in other respects as well. Further progress on geography would be desirable.

This school continues to prosper. A more perfect knowledge of Scripture should be required next year.

 2. Haughton-le Skerne, Mixed
Boys
Girls
Girls

 26 April
 46
33
 1
 1
 
 44
29

 This department is well conducted, and likely to improve.

This department is ill conducted. The attainments of the pupils are below the average, owing apparently to want of proper instruction. The mistress is only certified as an infant teacher, but the school under her charge is really a girls' school.

 3. Great Stainton, N S
Boys
Girls
 30 April
 19
11
 1
 
 
 
 24

 This little school is in a fair condition.

* Not certificated.

 4. Barnard Castle
Boys
Girls
 1 May
 227
88
 1
 
 
7
 216
83

 The standard of instruction is higher and sounder than it was; but the grammar is weak, and the religious knowledge (especially in the younger classes) much below what it should be. On the whole, the year's work is good.

This school is not progressing as well as it should.

 5. Stainton N S
Mixed

 "
 48
 1
 
 
 
 43
 More attention must be paid to spelling and reading of the lower classes. In other respects the school is very fairly worked.
 6. Stockton-on-Tees, Trinity, N S Boys
 3 May
 69
 1
 
 
83 
 This school is improved.
 7. Sherburn Hill N S Mixed
Boys
Girls
 7 May
 16
68
 
 
 1*
 65

 This school is in fair order but requires improvement in two points, spelling and grammar.

* She left a few days after the inspection.

 8. Easington, Par Charity, Boys
Girls
 9 May
 51
57
 1
 1
 
 
 38
37

 The spelling of scholars below the first class must be carefully watched, and the first class advanced in grammar. The result of the inspection is satisfactory.

The spelling must be carefully watched throughout the school, and the first class must be advanced in arithmetic. The result of the inspection is satisfactory.

 9. Winston, Ch of Eng, Mixed
Boys
Girls
 10 May
 25
18
 1
 
 
 1
 
51
 The examination of this school was satisfactory in every respect excepting "spelling" which requires closer attention.
 10, Gainsford, Par, Mixed
Boys
Girls
 "
 36
22
 1
 
 
 1
 49
 The condition of this school is satisfactory.
 11. Hetton-le-Hole, N S Mixed
Boys
Girls
 14 May
 102
92
 1
 
 
 2
 142
 This school passed an examination which was, on the whole, fair. The spelling throughout the school, and the geography of the first class are slightly below the mark. What, however, is most needed, is a more exact and systematic discipline.
 12. Sherburn Ch of Eng, Mixed
Boys
Girls
 15 May
 56
42
 1
 
 
105 
 Considering the great insufficiency of apparatus, and especially of desks in the school, it appears to be very fairly worked by the present master.
 13. Byers Green, N S, Mixed
Boys
Girls
 17 May
 88
46
 1
 1
 
 3
 124
 This school is, on the whole, working fairly. The writing requires some improvement.
 14. Ludworth, Mixed
Boys
Girls
 18 May
 40
28
 1
 
 
 
84 
 This school is in a very unsatisfactory condition, both as to discipline and attainments.
 15. Willington, Mixed
Boys
Girls
 21 May
 81
40
 1
 
 
 2
 91
 The school is very fairly conducted. The numbers appear to be increasing, and an additional class-room is much required. Mr Allen must be careful to make the best use of the means of ventilation, not very good, in his power. A class-room is much to be desired here, in which the smallest scholars in the morning, and the girls with sewing in the afternoon, might be separately taught, the school-room being over-crowded.
 16. Egglestone, Mixed
Boys
Girls
 22 May
 53
49
 1
 
 
 1
 82
 The result of the examination of this school was, on the whole fair. Certain alterations are urgently required in the apparatus of the school.
 17. Whorlton, N S Mixed
Boys
Girls
 23 May
 13
5
 1
 
 
 
 14
 This very small school is fairly supplied with apparatus but requires to be conducted with more energy and a more exact discipline.
 18. Langleydale, NS Mixed
Boys
Girls
 24 May
 10
20
 1
 
 
 
 26
 This little school is, on the whole, in a flourishing condition.

 

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