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HATCHARD, Ethel Martha (née Smith) (1891-1983)

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Reference code(s): GB 0366 EH
Held at: Institute of Education
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Full title: HATCHARD, Ethel Martha (née Smith) (1891-1983)
Date(s): c1906-1950s
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Hatchard | Ethel Martha | 1891-1983 | née Smith | teacher
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Ethel Hatchard was born in 1891and educated at the North London Collegiate School for Girls, where she held a London County Council (LCC) scholarship between 1906 and 1908. She was also awarded a bursary to train as a teacher but did not take this up, owing to the death of her mother. In 1916 she took an intensive course for teachers of young children run by the LCC at the City of London College, Moorfields. Between 1916 and 1917 she taught at the Infants' Department of London Fields School, Hackney, London, resigning to become a full-time mother. She succeeded in the preliminary examination for the [teachers'] certificate in 1919. She taught at a private school, 1927-1928, and gave lessons in singing and pianoforte from 1930-1936, returning to teaching 'at the first opportunity' at Rayleigh Infants' School, Essex where she taught from 1936 onwards. She was granted leave of absence to attend a one-year course for unqualified teachers at Wall Hall Training College, 1950-1951 and she continued teaching into the 1950s. She died in 1983.


Scope and content/abstract:

Small group of papers reflecting the career of Ethel Martha Hatchard (née Smith), a woman teacher who combined teaching with family commitments, c1906-1950s. The papers comprise personalia relating to her education and career, including school reports, correspondence relating to courses attended, letters of appointment, documents relating to pension arrangements, examination papers, and a manuscript career outline. Also included are a notebook from North London Collegiate School for Girls, containing notes from needlework lessons, 1907, and examples of teaching materials for reading and arithmetic, c1950s.

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A reader wishing to publish any quotation of information, including pictorial, derived from any archive material must apply in writing for prior permission from the Librarian or other appropriate person(s) as indicated by the Archivist. A limited number of photocopies may be supplied at the discretion of the Archivist.

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Philip Gillett, the executor of the will of Ethel Hatchard's daughter, sent the papers to the National Primary Education Archive, Bishop Grosseteste College, as a gift in May 2000. They were forwarded on to the Institute by the Archivist at the College, Guenever Moyes.

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Created 07/6/2000, modified 12/5/2000

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