He was an energetic and efficient headmaster. He was gifted with new approaches. He introduced new methods of teaching. He improved the discipline, produced better results and raised the status of Brookfield as an institution.
He went to London, visited clubs, met the people and raised funds for the school. He had great potential to work. His revolutionary ideas earned a great fame in the public.
In short we can say that Mr. Ralston was an efficient, energetic and successful headmaster. He was not a loveable person but a good administrator. Anyhow, students and the staff were afraid of him. He introduced new methods of teaching and raised the status of the school.
He contributed a good deal in regaining the reputation of the school. We should not compare him with Mr. Chips, Both have their own merits and demerits respectively.