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by jtaylor
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 3417

Re: Did anyone know?

Corporal punishment was alive and well when I joined in 1985, having been “cracked” on my bottom with a trainer (Dunlop Green Flash I think) by Sillett in his study in around 1986. Extremely painful, and received for swearing, after he heard me say “It’s not f’ing funny!” to another pupil, who was l...
by jtaylor
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 66
Views: 3896

Re: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.

I've unilaterally moderated this topic, removing a number of posts. The three of us as moderators use our best judgement, and try to contain our own frustrations and anger (believe me, it's tough sometimes!) - sometimes we don't succeed, for which I give you my apologies. There are many times where ...
by jtaylor
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 10159

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? The difficulty is "can they prove that the staff member knew and failed...."? Ot...
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 10388

Re: Roger Martin

I feel for Howard here - he’s been brave and open enough to come forward onto the Forum, openly as a former CH teacher, give some views and information, which he certainly didn’t have to do. That’s FAR more than most other CH Staff, past or present, or any others in authority from CH have ever done,...
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 10388

Re: Roger Martin

Does seem to be a massive delay?? As you say, maybe this hints at other investigations ongoing, directly related or otherwise....
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 32
Views: 1598

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

Fortunately, I think seriousness of this means that even with teenagers it’s not a topic of humour/teasing...
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 14145

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: 1598

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: 1598

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: 1598

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: 10388

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: 10159

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: 10159

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: 10159

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: 10159

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...