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Notice of Grand Military Fete in support
of the Patriotic Fund for the wounded of the Crimea War at the
Crystal Palace. Band of the RMA in attendance.
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Article Statistics of Education
in England and Wales excerpt
"Of the 2,535,462 scholars in week-day schools in 1858 as many
as 1,675,158 were in public schools, 1,549,312 were in week-day schools
supported by religious bodies: 43,098 were in Ragged, Philanthropic,
Birkbeck, and factory schools; 47,478 in workhouses, reformatory,
naval, and military schools; and about 35,000 in collegiate and the
richer endowed schools. The religious bodies are therefore the chief
supporters of schools."
In 1958, the proportion of week-day scholars to the estimated population
in England and Wales was 1:7.7; in France 1:9, Holland 1:8.11, Prussia
The Horse Guards issued notice
of vacancies at the Normal School, Chelsea, for army schoolmasters "...and
any non-commissioned officer who may be desirous of becoming a
candidate will be permitted to undergo the examination. Under the
new regulations sanctioned by Her Majesty, the Army Schoolmasters
are to be divided into three classes. The first-class receiving
7s a day, the second 5s 6d, the third 4s. The first-class schoolmasters
will be appointed warrant officers, and rank next below commissioned
officers; the other schoolmasters will rank with the non-commissioned
officers. Promotion from one class to another will be made by HRH
the Duke of Gloucester, for merit only. After 21 years service
the army schoolmasters will be allowed a pension according to the
following scale:- First-class 3s 6d per day; second-class 3s; third-class
Under an AGM order, unit commanding
officers to create a sergeants mess. All schoolmasters (if unmarried)
and military bandmasters, staff and other sergeants, whether married
or single, must be members of the mess, and single members must
always be dining members.
Regulations introduced to give the
rank of commissioned officers to schoolmasters who qualify. Two
grades of schoolmasters created: superintendent schoolmasters and
schoolmasters, both grades being subject to the Mutiny Act, the
Articles of War, general regulations and orders for the army. Superintending
schoolmasters to rank as commissioned officers, the lower grade
to rank as non-commissioned officers below the rank of sergeants-major.
The pay scale changed: first appointment at 3s per diem, after
two years' service 3s 6d, four years 4s, after eight 5s, after
ten 5s 6d. After 21 years, pension not to exceed 3s a day. Superintending
schoolmasters to get 7s 6d a day.
Regulations allowing the senior class
of army schoolmasters to ranks as commissioned officers with a
corresponding rate of pay. Under the general order dated 25 May
1963, schoolmasters with less than four years of service will continue
being paid 4s a day, but must serve six years to receive a 6d a
day increase. Other detail contained in this new regulation to
do with seniority.
A system of lecturing by commissioned
officers, chaplains and schoolmasters encouraged. A system of libraries
and recreation rooms for troops being created.
A private member's bill to curb drinking
Lawson's "Permissive Prohibitory
Liquor Bill discussed and what progress army schoolmasters could
make against the 'overwhelming array of publicans'"
Meeting of the Military Education Commission
held. Commissioners visited the Normal and Model schools at the
Duke of York's School for training army schoolmasters.
Extensive report by a Royal Commission
on the state of Military Education with an extensive commentary
on the poor food, hard work at trades, lack of exercise, and close
confinement of the boys of the RMA. The RHMS fares little better
in the report.
House of Lords: Mr. Eykin asked the
Vice-President of the Council on what grounds army schoolmasters
disqualified accepting under the New Code appointments aided by
government grants and if candidates who have served in the Military
Department of Education as duly qualified and approved teachers
must necessarily be rejected under the New Code as teachers: and,
if so, whether he would define the disqualification under which
one department of education labours as compared with another.
Mr. W. E. Forster said it was true that army schoolmasters
were disqualified as stated. Although the rule might appear to operate
rather harshly in regard to other educational services in the country,
the Council on Education, after careful consideration, found it impossible
to accept certificates for which they themselves were not responsible.
Very much must depend on the manner in which training schools were
conducted and the examinations carried on.
Report of an inspection of the RMA
by the Duke of Cambridge. School population 480 with 40 schoolmaster
teachers in training. Under the new system of management, the boys
do most of the work of the institution. They make their own clothes
in tailoring, shoemaking, shirtmaking. Among those officers present
was Colonel Gleig R. A., Inspector of Army Schools. Extensive and
useful report, given numbers in the army in various ranks and grading
Report on the state of Military Education
(see earlier report).
Competitions to be held annually, in
June and December, in all stations west of the Cape of Good Hope.
Commanding officers to make this known to men under their command
on the first parade after receipt of this order and to submit names
of candidates (through the General Officers under ... their command).
Report of inspection of the RMA by
the Duke of Cambridge.
Question period: discussion in the
House of Commons of education at the RMA & RHMS and the differences
in salaries of schoolmasters relative to the two schools.
During question period, a request for
appointment of a RC schoolmaster at the RMA rejected because teachers
were chosen for their qualifications not their religious affiliation.
Of 480 boys in residence, 81 reported to be Roman Catholic
Presentation to Parliament of the annual
estimate for the of military expenditures by Edward Stanhope.
Continuing discussion of Army Estimates
for the year including a reduction in the establishment of army
Report of Director General of Military
Schools issued, specifying schoolmasters and mistresses in various
stations, remuneration and service standards, and significant statistical
Announcement of matinee entertainment
to raise funds for the chapel of the RMA and artistic creations
in celebration of 'victory' at Battle of Tel el Kebir.
Report on annual inspection of the
RMA by the Duke of Cambridge; other personages of note present
and acceptance for training as army schoolmasters of two boys of
Public notice by the Chaplain-General
that army chaplains were as important to the army as doctors and
Extensive report on (Established) Church
congress held at Folkstone, which may have some significance to
Notice of competitive examination of
'pupil schoolteachers' to be held at the DYRMS and the RMA.
Public announcement of retirement of
certain Inspectors of Schools and promotion of schoolmasters to
the posts of school inspectors.
Under the heading 'Naval and Military
Intelligence' and, by royal warrant, the promotion of army schoolmasters
and attendant pay rates.
Notice of appointment of qualified
civilians to become army schoolmasters and, if confirmed follow
probation of one year, will be transferred to the Corps of Army
Naval and Military Intelligence report
dealing in part with reduction of service in India of army schoolmasters
from seven to five years.