Great Broughton Village Hall
Monday 2nd November at 7.30pm
On Monday 2nd November in GBVH, Jackie Cove-
of St Augustine on the south coast in 597AD, coming to convert the Anglo-
The Log Books of the three schools, compulsorily kept by the headteachers since Victorian times and still available in each school, paint a vivid picture of school life from the 1870s to the 1970s. Jackie had read them and was able to show the effects of the many Education Acts and how they impacted on both the pupils and the teachers in our schools. Teachers initially had no training and could be recruited from people in any walk of life – indeed teaching was said in the 18th century to be the choice of the “financially desperate”! It was gradually realised that teachers should receive training and the Government brought in Certification in 1839. Teachers already in post could take the Certificate Examination externally. Monitors (paid a minimal salary) were gradually phased out and were replaced where possible by Pupil Teachers, on a stipend, aiming for Training College and Certification. Photos of past teachers and scholars were shown, the oldest photo being from 1893.
The schools in Kirkby and Gt.. Broughton remained separate for many years; boys were taught in Kirby and girls and mixed Infants in Gt. Broughton. In 1963, the schools amalgamated and were administered as one, with Juniors going to Kirkby and Infants going to Gt.. Broughton.
The talk ended with the building of a new school in Ingleby Greenhow in 1972 (opened by The Viscount Ingleby) and the building of one school for the two villages of Kirkby and Great Broughton in 1974 (opened by Rev Donald Coggan, then Archbishop of York).
Jackie thanked the many people who had given photographs and information and in particular Rachel Marsay, Christine Auffret and John Davies.
See the gallery below for pictures of the schools, old and new.