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by jtaylor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12181

Re: Expelled

An interesting parallel - I recall pupils being “asked to leave” as a kindness, so their record didn’t show expulsion.

The same seems to have been applied
to teachers.....with potentially devastating consequences to children.
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1022

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

I’d be very surprised if nothing’s been said to pupils and parents? Taking “the good name of Christ’s Hospital” with you wherever you go feels MUCH more challenging now. Friends of mine, with no CH link at all except that they know I went there, have commented to me - so it’s fairly public and widel...
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1022

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

Out of those successes, 40% are going to prestigious universities including Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial College, KCL, LSE, Oxford, and UCL. I wonder whose definition of “prestigious” they’re using, and how those who’ve got places at the other Uni’s feel?! https://www.christs-hos...
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1022

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

I would echo the congratulations to this year’s Grecians - well done I’m sure!

J
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 7756

Re: Roger Martin

Howard, would value your recent experience over what CH would do today if they found out a member of staff had had abuse reported to them, but then failed to report it to the authorities? I’d then ask the same question I asked on another thread: Absolutely. Would they dismiss a member of staff today...
by jtaylor
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7486

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Absolutely. Would they dismiss a member of staff today for failing to report abuse, and publicise why they’d been fired? If so, they should be happy to condemn what’s gone before. If not, there’s still a problem today?
by jtaylor
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7486

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 ou...
by jtaylor
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7486

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I think some (but not all) teachers can have a tough time getting used to their ex-students being adults, and becoming their equals, or even their superiors in terms of life experience, education, authority or position. We are all still the kids they knew when we were under their authority, and it’s...
by jtaylor
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7486

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Further, I think the school should be more explicit that they WANT all of this to come out NOW, and COMPLETELY - therefore ENCOURAGING people to come forward with whatever info they have. This can only be a benefit to the victims, the school, the Old Blues and the reputation of the school itself. Ha...
by jtaylor
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7486

Re: Letter to the Head Master

A personally addressed (a quick mail merge) letter to every OB they have details of, explaining that certain staff are under investigation (whether named or not) with the years which are currently being looked at, and maybe highlighting how many pupils have already come forward (hopefully encouragin...
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A WAY AHEAD?
Replies: 25
Views: 1445

Re: A WAY AHEAD?

Listened to the Vanessa Feltz report, from BBC London, Wed 11 July 2018. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06b5d8c 00:08:15 - interview with Arthur, one of the abuse victims. "Tried to contact the police and the school, but no one had taken him seriously" "Complaints came from 22 former students" 1:...
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 7756

Re: Roger Martin

Just a reminder to all that “innocent until proven guilty” and that just because there was clearly a large cohort of abusing teachers, does not mean at all that all who are accused are guilty - so no speculation please, factual content only. I’m not saying it’s the case here, but there is a risk too...
by jtaylor
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7486

Re: Letter to the Head Master

We’re determined to keep it going, with the sensible cooperation of all the members posting intelligently and empathetically towards the victims, and staying on the right side of the few rules we have - that makes it soooo much easier for us.
by jtaylor
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7486

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I've had a look and I can't find the original content, so not able to recover it.

J
by jtaylor
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7486

Re: Letter to the Head Master

A.H. BUCK Unread post by J.R. » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:37 am IN VIEW OF CERTAIN INFORMATION RECEIVED BY ME THIS MORNING, I AM DELETING THE A.H. BUCK THREAD. Perhaps in the present mood/public interest it will be reinstated. - wonder what the info. was? I’m not sure, but was this around the time when we...