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by sejintenej
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 142
Views: 11258

Re: Expelled

He also came back from a summer CCF camp at Shorncliffe, Kent in the late 1950s with a huge anti-tank two-man bazooka (but no ammo!!!) which was surplus to requirements there. We trundled it out on CCF afternoons after we got bored with dismantling the Bren guns. Was that the MOBAT (mobile anti tan...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 127
Views: 3521

Re: Roger Martin

ok - in that evidence of the totally separate management of the 2 organisations i can see why ex leaders (some of whom left the school under a cloud) could still end up on a scout camp during the holidays and outside the school grounds without any control or input from the school As foureyes states...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 142
Views: 11258

Re: Expelled

I was eased out by Tom Keeley for being a "disruptive influence on the house" .. Yes, Ginger hair (and no beard in those days) could be described as disruptive influence if the person is being teased / beaten up as a result. What a b..... awful excxuse for "easing someone out"! I wonder what the cu...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 127
Views: 3521

Re: Roger Martin

"What control over CH Scout pack did CH School/foundation have ?" I may be able to help a little bit, but need to explain my involvement. I was never a member of the Scouts, but became peripherally involved over Barclay Hankin's Will. In brief, he was an Old Blue and somewhat eccentric (now there's...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 170
Views: 6195

Re: Letter to the Head Master

Generally, even if you have unfair dismissal protection after 2 years service, your employer can dismiss you fairly on the basis of a 'reasonable belief' in misconduct if not reporting (assuming that is an understood duty on the teacher), provided that belief is genuinely held on reasonable grounds...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 400
Views: 31733

Re: Politics

. I'm not under-occupying. Unlike the denizens of Christ's Hospital. Definitely 50 peoples or so in one house -how would YOU redesign one of the houses (or a block) to hold 17 families (38 families) of three each? Where would you dump the present denizens? If you want to dump them here then be awar...
by sejintenej
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 170
Views: 6195

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 sejintenej
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 15
Views: 413

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

I also wonder what the career guidance says about apprenticeships and non-university choices post-CH? I know in my day it was a massive focus and assumption that you’d go to Uni if you could - and it didn’t suit many, or they did courses which didn’t lead to a career....and ended up with debt, even...
by sejintenej
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 26
Views: 1609

Re: CH and flu

I remember a condition of going to CH was that one had to have been vaccinated against smallpox. Quite true Robert. I remember going with Mum to our GP to have yet another vaccination prior to Horsham and still have the marks on my arm to show for it. According to her my mother didn't want me to ha...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 16
Views: 894

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

This should probably go in a Thread called, "Promises CH made but never completed." Do you really want such a thread? It could become unweildy and run the risk of libel To cut a long story short, it was never returned, and when CHOBA took over from CHC, we were promised a replacement room and £8,00...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 170
Views: 6195

Re: Letter to the Head Master

, I wonder if there is a compromise here in what I believe is a system elsewhere in Europe and particularly in Denmark. This is a mainly state-run system of weekly boarding for youngsters in their mid-teens who are just needing to study seriously for exams. The existing public schools and their mag...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Karim's sentence hearing
Replies: 110
Views: 3443

Re: Karim's sentence hearing

He is getting complacent as he thinks it is nearly over. It might appear that way but he is in a Catch 22 situation. What can he say/write which would satisfy everybody given that it is only now, decades later, that a fuller story comes out of what was happening behind closed doors? He is not the m...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 170
Views: 6195

Re: Letter to the Head Master

The apparently different treatment of different schools by different police forces is a bit of a concern. Two years ago one of my daughters received a phone call from Lincolnshire Police asking if she could tell me to get in touch with them - cue much panic! Turned out they were investigating an ab...
by sejintenej
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: CH and flu
Replies: 26
Views: 1609

Re: CH and flu

I had two inoculations at CH. One was for polio and I think was administered to everyone whose parents consented. It was a jab, not oral, and I remember it because I had a funny turn afterwards and had to lie down on a sicker bed for an hour or so. The other was a smallpox vaccination. This was jus...
by sejintenej
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did monitors have any real use?
Replies: 41
Views: 1367

Re: Did monitors have any real use?

By the time scrub and I were there there was no "swabbing" system, just older boys telling us to make them toast or write their essay or get something from the tuck shop or just taking from our own food supply , "or else...", as scrub said. And the "or else" party was often put into practice. As tr...