Lavendon Headmaster Leaves

After having served for 16 years as Headmaster of Lavendon School Mr. J. Bristow is leaving to take up the appointment as Headmaster of Iver Heath School in the South of Bucks. During his long stay in Lavendon, he has been most active in the interests of the children under his charge, especially with regard to sport and school outings, and he has also proved himself very useful in the interests of the members of his profession.

Amongst his school successes are County Scholarships and Free Places at the Billingham Training School in Northamptonshire, whilst on one occasion his pupils secured the North Bucks Championship for country dancing. Two of his old pupils are at present teaching in the county.

For school outings he raised over £300 in Lavendon by means of School concerts, fetes etc., besides £50 for the Nursing Association. Once he took a party of scholars to London for two weeks, whilst another party spent a whole week at the Wembley Exhibition. On three other occasions parties were taken to see the "Peter Pan" Pantomime.

Mr Bristow founded the Olney and District Schools Athletic Association and has been secretary of the Bucks County Schools Athletics Association for the past eight years, taking over with a £25 deficit and handing over with a credit balance of £32 to his successor. Altogether he raised £150 for the county sports expenses. He was in charge of the Bucks teams at Stamford Bridge, Guildford, Reading, Southend, and Blackpool, and has attended every "All-England" meeting of the schools A.A. since its inception. In 1934 he was elected on its executive committee.

Mr. Bristow is a qualified instructor and examiner of the Humane Society and possesses its bronze medal.

As a member of the NUT he has been secretary of the local association for six years and of the county the past three years, having held all offices in both. He attended conferences in Yarmouth, Folkestone, Aberystwyth, Brighton, Scarborough, Southport and London, and he organised the very successful county conference in 1935 on "The Teaching of English".

Mr Bristow is at present a member of the following committees of the NUT: - Rural Schools Advisory (representing East Anglia), Bucks County Advisory; Bucks Safety-first Among Children; Salaries of Teachers of Lower Paid Areas; and School Camp, and took an active part in the conduct of the Bucks case for the upgrading of salaries in the House of Lords Committee.

For his own recreation Mr Bristow enjoys tennis, cricket, bowls, swimming, billiards, bridge etc. Last week he was the recipient of a cheque for £10 from his colleagues in appreciation of his services.