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LONDON:
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FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE.

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CONTENT S.

VOL. II.

APPENDIX.-INSPECTORS' REPORTS, &c.—continued.

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SCOTLAND.
SCHOOLS IN THE PRESBYTERIES OF HAMILTON, MEIGLE,

LANGHOLM, AND KINTYRE.

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Report on Schools inspected in the North Western District, comprising the Counties of Lancaster, Cumberland, and Westmoreland; for the Year 1847-8; by Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, the Rev. ALEXANDER THUrtell, M.A., Fellow and lately Tutor of Caius College, Cambridge.

SIR,

June 30, 1848. I HAVE the honor to present to the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education a report on the work of my inspection, since my appointment in January, 1847. Besides the occupations that form the subject of this report, I have been engaged in the inspection of the Training Institution at Battersea, in conjunction with Mr. Moseley, and in that of the York and Ripon Diocesan Training School. For an account of this work, I must refer to special reports already transmitted to their Lordships. Occasional special reports respecting individual schools have been made, to which I need make no reference here.

The greater part of the present report concerns schools, mostly in Manchester and its neighbourhood, which were inspected in 1847, between the middle of February and the beginning of July.

From that time till the end of October, 1847, I was mainly occupied in work connected with the inspection of the Training Institutions at Battersea and York. At the close of last October, it pleased God to afflict me with a severe illness, which entirely disabled me from work till the latter end of January, and from the effects of which I had not fully recovered before April. Whilst I was unable to attend to my district, the most pressing business was kindly undertaken, at their Lordships' request, by the Rev. M. Mitchell and the Rev. J. J. Blandford. The remainder of my time, during the present year, has been taken up in work connected with the Easter examination of schoolmasters; in the examination of candidates for apprenticeship, and the examination also of the schools in which, and of the teachers to which, they were to be apprenticed ; and lastly, in the corresponding examination of schools in which pupil teachers were apprenticed in 1847.

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