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by jtaylor
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 1866

Re: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

Safeguarding will be a key point of my address to the Council as there need to be some considerable changes. I am trying to keep you all aware but I am under legal restrictions for now (but not long). Keep with me please, your support has been and is critical. Thanks Rob You have our full support i...
by jtaylor
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 2258

Re: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse

They're all dead now, so no need to fear libel
Agreed, but also let’s be careful to avoid any guesswork, supposition or potential offence to relatives/families.
by jtaylor
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 2258

Re: Why a teacher DOES NOT have to report abuse

Following conversations between the mods, we've agreed to leave the posts to stand for now, as the negatives seem to have been answered and the posts speak for themselves. I'd like to encourage respectful dialog and argument across the Forum please - makes our lives easier as moderators, and avoids ...
by jtaylor
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THANK YOU, JULIAN
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: THANK YOU, JULIAN

Thanks David. Never expected it to still be running, particularly 14 years later (two years before Facebook was open to everyone - and for some reason, I created my first user on here at 00:32 - must have had a few that night!) I'd expected with the advent of MySpace, Facebook, Twitter etc. that it ...
by jtaylor
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Leigh Hunt Photos
Topic: Leigh Hunt win the Rugby Cup Ties 1991 - poster...
Replies: 9
Views: 3812

Re: Leigh Hunt win the Rugby Cup Ties 1991 - poster...

Back in 2005 I did - but it’s a document of record I guess...
by jtaylor
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Roger Martin [STILL LOOKING...]
Replies: 13
Views: 5238

Re: Roger Martin [STILL LOOKING...]

Locked
by jtaylor
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Should there be a separate sub-forum for the “historic abuse” threads?

Done! If there’s any I’ve missed, RichardB, J.R. or I can move across, just let one of us know with a link to the topic.

J
by jtaylor
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Historical Abuse and related discussions - MOVED to separate section
Replies: 0
Views: 954

Historical Abuse and related discussions - MOVED to separate section

By request, I've now created a new section called "Historical Abuse and related discussions" and I have moved all the related topics into that section.
If you spot any others, or new ones pop up in here which should be in there, please just drop me a PM and I'll move them over.

New Section

Julian
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 2678

Re: Did anyone know?

Quote from The Guardian (I know, sorry, don't like quoting that!):
The ban on corporal punishment came into force in 1986 in British state schools (private schools took a while longer: until 1998 in England and Wales, 2000 in Scotland and 2003 in Northern Ireland).
Source
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 67
Views: 2678

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: 3137

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: 8122

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: 8673

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: 8673

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: 1224

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...