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by jtaylor
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: LEGO Christ's Hospital Model
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: LEGO Christ's Hospital Model

An admirable endeavour!
by jtaylor
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: An Appeal
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: An Appeal

I fully support Rob in encouraging those with any information to come forward. Everything I’ve heard has helped me believe that the police team will be caring, supportive and empathetic. Sussex police can be reached on 01273 470101. Given the nature of what could be raised, PLEASE don’t publish anyt...
by jtaylor
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13174

Re: Did anyone know?

Agree that all of that seems sensible measured approach now. Back in the day though, the accepted standards were very different - and I seem to recall parents literally signed over parental responsibility to the school, pretty much unconditionally. So more freedom (for good and ill) for the staff......
by jtaylor
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13174

Re: Did anyone know?

I think the alcohol issue could be complex. Teachers were/are in-loco-parentis, and it’s perfectly acceptable for a parent to give alcohol to their child in the right way, in order to teach sensible alcohol consumption etc. Combine that with the Grecian’s Club where you could drink when you turned 1...
by jtaylor
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT

And, at what point does “hearing voices” move from being a psychological disorder to be hearing Jesus talking to you in response to prayer ?
by jtaylor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
Replies: 17
Views: 1748

Re: IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

“Those who do not understand history are doomed to repeat it....” (or something like that) - so I really hope both CH and the IICSA have a strong desire to fully understand how the environment at CH lent itself so clearly to these abuses happening, being allowed to continue, and to being so widespre...
by jtaylor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: REPORTING Inappropriate Content
Topic: Riskywrags post
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: Riskywrags post

The flurry of posts were all one user. With the anti-spam registration measures, these are real people registering, finding the answers to the registration questions, and then posting junk - not much we can do, except I’m blocking the ip’s and deleting the users and all their posts. Next are will be...
by jtaylor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: REPORTING Inappropriate Content
Topic: Riskywrags post
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: Riskywrags post

Yes, that’s the best way as J.R., RichardB or I will see those and delete them.
If we miss them though and they’re still there, then a message in this section sends me an email which I then respond to too...
by jtaylor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Former teacher, Tom Snook
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Former teacher, Tom Snook

Moving this to CH chat section.
by jtaylor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Former teacher, Tom Snook
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Former teacher, Tom Snook

He taught me CDT - was a good teacher, so much so I was convinced I wanted to be a CDT teacher.

No idea what he’s been up to since.
by jtaylor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: REPORTING Inappropriate Content
Topic: Riskywrags post
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: Riskywrags post

I’ve deleted both those users.

Are you getting them as private messages/emails, as well as seeing stuff posted in topics?
by jtaylor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors

I was shocked when I arrived in the second form, because although I had experienced bullying before, at CH the older boys actually had permission of the school to bully younger boys! I would say this is drastically different from any normal day school. Yes, I think that’s a good point - and the ine...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: REPORTING Inappropriate Content
Topic: Riskywrags post
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: Riskywrags post

Thanks - it's quite a task keeping on top of the influx of new Russian users posting crap! I've updated the Registration questions to change them and see if that helps - but not sure if it'll stop this rubbish....

Thanks for flagging it.

J
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors

Bullying was institutionalised and endemic during my time at CH for sure, between 1985 and 1992. In-house hierarchies gave kids power over each other - and some abused it, to a greater or lesser extent. I don’t think this was unusual though across all schools - I was bullied and fought regularly wit...
by jtaylor
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 2461

Re: Response from the Head Master

In my time there was the “Chamber Choir” which was a small subset of the main Chapel Choir. I don’t recall any Common Room choir - the only adult/staff choir I knew of was the Choral Society, which the school choir sang with occasionally, usually as part of the Angus Ross Memorial Concerts.