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by MrEd
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 148
Views: 11581

Re: Expelled

in much the same way that the ignorant and the mentally challenged insist on calling their local supermarket Tesco's It is rare that I rise to such bait, but first of all, people calling their local supermarket 'Tesco's' probably do so verbally, so the apostrophe is not spoken but inferred, and sec...
by MrEd
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Which prison?
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: Which prison?

Anyone know where "nonce" comes from?
It's not very clear is it, but it is clear where they went to teach.
by MrEd
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 177
Views: 6567

Re: Letter to the Head Master

It was Mr Polkey, a van driver made redundant 'on the spot', and his case established (from 1987, not in Mr Webb's time), that if an employee was dismissed, the inevitability of the dismissal can affect the value of the compensation, not the fairness of the dismissal, so had an abuser been fired on ...
by MrEd
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 177
Views: 6567

Re: Letter to the Head Master

There can never have been any reason to protect the 'good name of School' by concealing abuse, this could not be noble cause corruption, the successor to the very King who founded the School is there to uphold the laws that make abuse illegal. Quite the converse; if the school had clearly sacked a ...
by MrEd
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 177
Views: 6567

Re: Letter to the Head Master

The difficulty is "can they prove that the staff member knew and failed...."? Otherwise they lay themselves open to charges of improper dismissal, slander/libel. It isn't quite like that, legally if a teacher has 2 years service and the right to claim unfair dismissal, then (and I simplify regardin...
by MrEd
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 177
Views: 6567

Re: Letter to the Head Master

What is it about organisation that they choose to hide abuse or controversy, in the hope it'll never come out? They fail to realise that, particularly in these days of social media, it WILL come out - so they'd be far better to immediately publicise the case, push hard for all information to come o...
by MrEd
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 3473

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

Why was he given the chance to talk to Husband in jail? I would think that upon conviction, Mr Karim would be put in with all the other cons at the local prison (rather than being unconvicted and on remand with certain privileges). As a convicted but unsentenced prisoner, and he would have the same...
by MrEd
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 3473

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

by MrEd
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 177
Views: 6567

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Re: "(4) did Webb leave the school in 1974 because of any matter for which he has now been convicted in either 2015 or 2015?; (5) if the answer to (4) is “yes” was Webb ever given any favourable references?" (as others noted, that's '1984', not 1974 surely? You might want to add something around the...
by MrEd
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt
Replies: 26
Views: 1510

Re: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt

I don't think that RDTS, member, iirc, of the Grand Order of the Secret Monitor and servant to charity, MBE, not for services to carbolic soap as a mouthwash, has, from what is on the record given extensive enquiries, done (or not done) anything near the level where the Honours Forfeiture Committee ...
by MrEd
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did monitors have any real use?
Replies: 41
Views: 1392

Re: Did monitors have any real use?

School monitors used to keep order in Chapel, occasionally pick you up on your uniform, walk on the Grecians Path, get orange juice at breakfast and might pretend to try to catch smokers, and ride their bikes to and from lessons.
by MrEd
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital

In Peele A in the early 1980s, I remember a visit from a Bishop chap and I am pretty certain it was Peter Ball when he was Bishop of Lewes. Anyway, he came into the day room, probably of a summer evening, and, well, as the saying goes 'Jesus is coming, look busy', but out of courtesy some of us had ...
by MrEd
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The hearing
Replies: 23
Views: 1315

Re: The hearing

"I charge you never to forget the great benefits you have received in this place, and in time to come according to your means to do all that you can do to enable others to enjoy the same advantage."
by MrEd
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 9907

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

I did notice Michael's " te absolvo." above - were the Romans that way inclined or is the French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian avoidance of the second person singular a recent invention? I'm trying to stop myself picking nits, but slapping my own wrist doesn't seem to be helping ... so It's true t...
by MrEd
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 9907

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Tom Keeley was widely rumoured to have narcolepsy by the 1980s, and he was widely talked of as falling asleep in class. I only had him as a relief teacher and I think he stayed awake, but many wondered why he was driving a minibus to away rugby matches. When it came to antics in House, Bob Sillett i...