Further Application, 9 Jul 1863: ED1/95 No. 96 – Curtlestown Roll #1119, Co. Wicklow, District 40 & 38
Application referred to sub-committee 8th Sept 1863
to be answered on application to the commissioners of national education for aid towards the
Salary of an Assistant Teacher
In Curtlestown National School
in the Parish of Powerscourt County of Wicklow
- How many apartments are there in this house used as a school house?
- What are the internal dimensions of each?
- State the name of the teachers employed in each school room
- State the Christian and Surname of the Assistant Teacher or Teachers on whose behalf you now apply?
- State also the age of each
Anne Toole 16 yrs
- Did they ever conduct a National or any other school?
- If so state the name of such national schook, and during what period?
- State the date of appointment to this school
- What testimonials of fitness for their office can they produce
Examiner and inspector
- What are the internal dimensions of the school in which the assistant is employed?
- How many children are on the roll?
- What has been the average daily attendance for the last six months?
- State the names of the other teachers in the school-room in which the assistant is employed?
- Is the assistant employed in teaching every day, and during the whole of ordinary school hours?
Thomas O’Dwyer, Manaager or Correspondent, 9th Day of July, Enniskerry Post Town
Note at back
Subcommittee 16 Sept 1863
That Anne Toole be paid as Monitress (Senior) of the fourth year from the 1st of June
In ?acc after? the advice that qualifications of —- Toole do not at present warrant her appointment as assistant
Accompanied by: [dated 14th August 1863]
REPORT UPON APPLICATION FOR SALARY TO ASSISTANT TEACHERS
In Curtlestown National School
Parish of Powerscourt Conty of Wicklow
Patron or Correspondent: Rev Thos O’Dwyer Rel. Dn. R. C. Post Town Enniskerry
- No. of apartments in this house used as school Two
- Internal dimensions of each 29 ½ x 20(13) x 10 and 20 x 14 x 10
- State the number and names of teachers already recognized by the Board in each room and their Class Evan Philips 13 Margaret Dowling, –?rllmistress
- State the name of monitors or assistants already recognized by the Board if any None
- State the names of of the other teachers already recognized by the Board if any in the school room in which this assistant is employed Principal Teacher Evan Phillips
- State the Christian and Surname of the Assistant Teacher or Teachers on whom whose behalf this application is made Anne Toole
- Age 16
- If ever before employed in a National School, state the name and county of last National School where they were employed, the date of their leaving it and their present class and division Never employed
- State the date of his or her appointment to this school June 9th 1863
- What testimonials of fitness for their office can they produce No special testimonials
- Is the assistant for whom aid is sought employed every day in teaching and during the ordinary school hours Yes
- State your origin of the teacher for whom salary is sought as to competency Not competent as a ?probalissier? but ?coneshe? qualified by moderate ?exertion?
- As to character Good
- What are the internal dimensions of the school room in which this assistant is employed? 29 ½ in length, part 20 in breadth, part 13, 10 ft high
- No. of children now on rolls?
Males 66 Females 60 Total 126
- Average daily attendance for the last four months?
Males 29 Females 25 Total 54
- No. of children present on day of visit?
Males 44 Females 34 Total 78
- Note any circumstance connected with this application you may consider material for the information of the Commissioners, and state fully the grounds upon which you recommend this application to be granted or rejected. Special and somewhat peculiar circumstances stated on other side of report
- Date of visit 29th July 1863 [Signed District Inspector of National Schools]
Note on back of form
The chief and almost the only question in this case is whether a post can be given in addition to the aid already granted to this school. It has been repeatedly threatened that the salary of the ?rollmistress? should be withdrawn unless the yearly average should reach 45 at least. The attendance has risen very considerably of late and from no ascertainable cause except that a teacher in whom the public have confidence has replaced inefficient teachers. This time twelve months the number on the rolls was 36 males 45 females. Now there are 66 males 60 females, an increase little short of double and giving promise of an average yearly attendance of 60 and upwards.
If this attendance be not difficient to entitle the school to a part of an assistant, the question is to be considered whether the assistant on whose behalf this application is made and whose ?gr—th–? And present ?defection? experiments are a further obstacle to her being recognized as a teacher, may — specially recognized as a Senior Monitor. To appoint her as such —fully meet the expenses of the ?cade? – and it seems to be an experiment which is worth trying as an encouragement to the recent progress of the school.