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by TMF
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

My memories of that time as a pupil were that he wasnt viewed as a paedophile and a child predator. He was viewed as someone who had had a nervous breakdown and the incident in the dormitory was a one off and out of character. The invitation to the scout camp was seen as an act of kindness to someo...
by TMF
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

'wurzel' reports that:
the Webb situation was public knowledge
http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.p ... 2&#p142402

Hence, all the masters (and including, of course, Webb) involved in the trip knew the 'situation'.
by TMF
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 176
Views: 6477

Re: Letter to the Head Master

The institutional reason for things being handled ineffectively (in my view) is that the bad behavior patterns of the school were interlinked. You can see this in the lengthy analysis and discussion on these forum pages: bullying, corporal punishment, grooming, and child abuse are favorite topics - ...
by TMF
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

I am afraid - I do not know about the organization of the scouts.

Roger Martin taught at the Starehe school in Kenya. This school was modeled after Christ's Hospital, corporal punishment, etc.

https://academic.oup.com/past/article/233/1/227/2915153
by TMF
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

From: http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5154&p=141333&#p141333 ..., Webb turned up on Scout Summer camp as a helper in July 1984, staying on Burr's narrowboat that was moored next to the campsite. Burr was there for a few days as well. I am not aware of anything happening at this time...
by TMF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

As far as I know - everyone knew that Webb's nickname was Pedo/Paedo. When I arrived at the school - from a state school in London - you had to quickly learn the slang - there was no alternative - you would not know what was going on around you if you did not know the slang (and that was dangerous)....
by TMF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

From... The authorities are fully aware. ...to various caveats about time periods and 'as far as I am aware' and what 'I' expect. I was concerned about the statement "There were others." and thought it worth checking if anything were being done about that observation. I joined the school in 1974 and...
by TMF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

So the progression is: The authorities are fully aware. to 'As far as I am aware the authorities are aware of all sudden departures in the last 27 years. I just do not know how much more reassuring I can possibly be. to Simply put, Dad started in January 92 as a teacher so can only speak after that ...
by TMF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

As far as I am aware the authorities are aware of all sudden departures in the last 27 years. I just do not know how much more reassuring I can possibly be. Hi Howard, Thank you for your responses - they are indeed reassuring. I am not badgering you - but I am again interested in your comment. 27 y...
by TMF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

TMF Good afternoon. Are you never satisfied with honest statements? Hi Howard, How do you know if I am satisfied or not? How do I know if your statements are honest? etc. If I might make a comment - you position things in your comments. E.g. by implying that I am not 'satisfied' or asserting that y...
by TMF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

I am not sure why you think they would not be aware. Some from the school are inclined to provide 'explanations' for sudden departures and the school's behavior. See e.g. 'Golfer's' recent message on probable departure causes for Dobbie... http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5204&p=142...
by TMF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

I was never aware of Webb's nickname. My recollection is that we were told that they had left. There were others. Howard, on the "There were others" sentence (i.e. teachers who left suddenly with no explanation) - please make sure that you have mentioned these events to management/administrators. N...
by TMF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

I thank Howard for his comments. It is strange that some (most?) pupils knew the nicknames and knew why masters suddenly disappeared - even if few details were provided. See: http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5165&p=140821&#p140821 for an example. There seems to be a group of people w...
by TMF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

I was never aware of Webb's nickname. My recollection is that we were told that they had left. There were others. How many others? When you were told that someone had suddenly departed, did you ask why?' Another ex-pupil on nicknames: They were all known and just accepted as semi-housey slang. see:...
by TMF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 135
Views: 3823

Re: Roger Martin

Fact : I was a pupil between 66-73. I was not at the school when the chant was made Fact : I was never a colleague of Peter Webb. Fact : I was a colleague of Ajaz Karim. I do recall his sudden departure. Fact : I did not make reference to current A Level results lightly. Fact : I have no desire to ...