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may remain at school until the age of 14, as well as for the advantage of large schools generally, where there is but one master or mistress, to contribute towards the maintenance of a certain number of pupil teachers; and thus to raise up a succession of masters and mistresses for national and other schools out of the schools in union with the London Diocesan Board of Education.
The board has for some time had this measure in contemplation, hoping that considerable improvements may be made in some of the largest schools and in the poorest districts, The selecting one or more of the best scholars in a national school, and making them assistants in teaching the lower classes, has been very successful in several instances; but in most cases where such assistance is especially needed, the managers of the schools find considerable difficulty in raising the necessary funds.
The board is now prepared to receive applications on behalf of either boys or girls, of the age of 14, who are willing to submit to an examination in which the age, character, and attainments of the candidates, will be taken into account, as well as the necessity of the school or district where they may be placed.
The candidates approved as pupil teachers will be placed on the books of the board for two years, with the privilege of being continued for a third year, if circumstances, in the judgment of the board, appear to recommend it, receiving in weekly payments as follows:
Boys. For the first year, £10; for the second year, £13; for the third Girls.—For the first year, £9; for the second year, £12; for the third
At the end of two years it is proposed to elect out of the whole number of pupil teachers, three males and three females, to be nominated free of expense, to some of the National Society or Diocesan Training Schools.
Applications may be addressed to the honorary secretary, 79, Pall Mall, stating the name, age, and qualification of the candidate, and of the schools from which they come.
None but schools in union with a Diocesan Board will be allowed to furnish candidates.
At a meeting of the committee of management of the London Diocesan Board of Education, held 11th March, 1844, it was resolved :
" That the statements and plan for raising up pupil teachers now read, be adopted, and that the same be printed and circulated among the metropolitan clergy."
(Signed) C. J. LONDON, President. 79, Pall Mall, 11th March, 1844.
RICHARD BURGESS, Hon. Sec.
OBJECTS OF THE BOARD.
1. To form a medium of communication and mutual suggestions between the clergy and other persons of the diocese interested in the cause of religious and general education in accordance with the doctrines and discipline of the church of England.
2. To collect and circulate information as to the state of education in the diocese, and the obstacles which impede its progress or efficiency.
3. To take measures for the extension and improvement of education in connection with the church of England throughout the diocese.
4. To bring into union with itself as many as possible of in the diocese, on the terms adopted by the National Socie
5. To establish an effectual system of inspection and pe. of the schools in union with the board, with the concurrer of such schools, and under the sanction of the bishop.
Terms upon which Schools will be taken into union with the Board :
1.-FOR PAROCHIAL AND NATIONAL SCHOOLS. 1. The children are to be instructed in the holy scriptures, and in the liturgy and catechism of the established church.
2. With respect to such instruction, the schools are to be subject to the superintendence of the parochial clergy.
3. The children are to be regularly assembled for the purpose of attending divine service in the parish church or other place of worship under the establishment, unless such reason be assigned for their non-attendance as is satisfactory to the managers of the school.
4. The masters and the mistresses are to be members of the church of England.
5. In case any difference should arise between the parochial clergy and the managers of the schools, with reference to the preceding rules, respecting the religious instruction of the scholars, or any regulation connected therewith, an appeal is to made to the bishop of the diocese, whose decision is to be fival. N.B.—The following Form of Certificate to be used in the case of Infant
Schools :We, the undersigned, (being desirous of establishing, fc.) an infant school, for the benefit of the poor of the parish of)
do hereby certify that the education in such school is to be conducted on the principles of the established church, and by masters or mistresses who are members of the same ;-and we further declare, that we shall be ready to report upon the state and progress of the school, from time to time, in the usual manner.
II.-FOR MIDDLE OR COMMERCIAL SCHOOLS. Middle or commercial schools may be received into connection with the board, upon a declaration from the proprietors or managers, that religious instruction in conformity with the doctrine and discipline of the established church shall be given therein, and that the schools will be open to the occasional visitation of the parochial clergy. Form of a Declaration for Parties who desire their School or Schools to be
taken into union. Sir.—Having received your circular explanatory of the objects of the London Diocesan Board of Education, I have to request that my school, known by the name of may be considered in union with the board.
I am, Sir, your obedient Servant, To the Secretary of the London
Diocesan Board of Education.
of England, and want assistance to support them at the university, together with letters testimonial of their religious and moral character.
Vacant Scholarships at Oxford.—There will be an election of two scholars on Mrs. Eaton's Foundation, in Worcester College, on the 22nd of June next. Candidates must deliver to the provost, on or before the 18th of June, a certificate signed by the ministers of their respective parishes, and by two or more respectable inhabitants of the same, that they are sons of clergymen of the church
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success is unparalleled in the history of National Society.-A meeting of the university honours, more particularly masters and mistresses at present under when the extreme smallness of the so- training in the National Society's estaciety is taken into account. At this time blishment, Westminster, was lately held there are but four undergraduates there in the central school sanctuary, for the who could have tried for the university purpose of presenting a testimonial of scholarship. All of these were candi- their respect, accompanied with a suitdates ; one gained the prize ; and the able address, to the Rev. James Hill, other three, Taring, Yonge, and James, M.A., their late clerical superintendent, greatly distinguished themselves. The on his promotion to the head-mastership fact is remarkable, and must have some of the Royal Naval School, Greenwich. other cause than chance. Several years The venerable Archdeacon Sinclair, who ago, not only Kingsmen but Etonians was present, with the Rev. Mr. Kennedy, obtained less than the proportion of clas- the secretary, and Mr. Wilson, the head. sical prizes. A considerable reform has master of the central school, expressed of late taken place in the mode of himself, at the conclusion, much gratified electing scholars to King's, and more with the proceedings, observing that the recently in the mode of instruction at expression of gratitude and respect on Eton.
the part of the masters was as highly cre
ditable to themselves as to Mr. Hill, and Ireland Church Education Society.- would give the secretary and himself inAt the annual meeting of the above so- creased confidence in recommending ciety, the Lord Bishop of Kildare in the them for appointment to the clergy. chair, the following letter from the Lord Primate was read :
Lichfield Diocesan Board.—The fifth Armagh, April 9. anniversary of this institution was held “Sir,-As I feel the most lively inte- at Lichfield, on the Ilth instant. Divine rest in the prosperity of the Church Edu- service at the cathedral was attended by cation Society, it is with much regret the bishop of the diocese, the then arch. that I announce to you that I am pre- deacon, and many of the neighbouring vented, by unavoidable circumstances, clergy, together with about a thousand from presiding at the meeting of that so- children from the schools in the vicinity, ciety on Thursday next.
which are in union with the board. It “My opinion remains unchanged with was a pleasing sight to see the children regard to the necessity of founding edu- assembling, troop after troop, and taking cation on the basis of religion, and, in my their places in the sacred edifice. The view, the absence of religious instruction weather was delightful, and the scene in schools is an evil for which no secular enlivening. The sermon preached on the acquirements can compensate. It gives occasion by the Rev. W. Gresley, secreme sincere pleasure to learn that the tary to the institution. After divine ser. number of schools in connection with the vice the members of the board assembled Church Education Society has increased at the new diocesan training schools, to during the past year so as to amount now receive the annual report of the committo upwards of 1,600, affording instruction tee. It appeared that during the fore. to nearly 100,000 children.
going year seven pupils had been sent I cannot but lament that these excel- out as masters into different parts of the lent and successful schools should be de- diocese, and the most satisfactory tesnied a share in the funds granted by par
timonials had been received of their liament for the education of the poor in conduct and efficiency, from the clergy Ireland. I would hope, however, that of the parishes in which they were placed. this circumstance will stimulate the The number still remaining under trainfriends of scriptural instruction to make ing was stated to be sixteen. The comthe greater exertions to provide the mittee regretted that, owing to the smallmeans of supporting them. It is my ness of their funds, no general system of earnest prayer that the divine blessing inspection had been set on foot for schools may rest on the society, and that the children who have the privilege of being
in union, amounting to 380. Plans of educated in its schools may manifest in
improvement were discussed, and a very after life the practical efficacy of that
general concurrence of opinion expressed, religious teaching which it is the aim of
that with continued perseverance the the society to impart to them. I remain,
institution might be rendered a permayour faithful servant, John G. Armagh.”
nent and valuable instrument in the important object of education.