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by Otter
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is the impact of a CH education?
Replies: 31
Views: 3949

Re: What is the impact of a CH education?

As for timing, I guess the press has died down and was massively less for Martin's trial, plus they may have hoped some people were unaware. I wonder how many OBs aren't even aware of any of these cases. While obviously a very serious and important set of events, it's not front-page news on papers, ...
by Otter
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 2790

Re: The moon landing at CH

by Otter
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 5645

Re: Letter to Head Master

AMP wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:33 am
How are house (rugby) teams put together u12, u13 etc if fewer pupils on each year?
As far as I can remember, the whole house (A+B) formed one team. Not 100% sure though.
by Otter
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The moon landing at CH
Replies: 27
Views: 2790

Re: The moon landing at CH

I've just realised that "The moon landing at CH" is a rather ambiguous thread title, but I'm sure you know what I mean... :lol: I would have been 12 years old when the landing took place, so at the end of my first year, and watched it with others in the front room of John Hall Hatthews and family, ...
by Otter
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 5645

Re: Letter to Head Master

Junior: Barnes, Maine, Leigh Hunt That was the case during 'our' time but my understanding is that they changed it later (eighties maybe when the girls came) so that, for example, Maine B was the junior house and Maine A the senior. Later still ( when they built the Grecians houses maybe) I believe...
by Otter
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin trial & verdict
Replies: 17
Views: 2808

Re: Roger Martin trial & verdict

marty wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 am
Does anyone know how to update wikipedia? The school's page is out of date unfortunately.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ%27 ... _of_pupils
Anyone can edit Wikipedia. Just click the “edit” button near the top-right, and you’re away.
by Otter
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 7431

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

I notice also that Husband’s sentence was not increased due to “out of time” - complaint about sentence made too late?
by Otter
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT

I see nothing wrong with a VAT exemption for all education.

Education costs enough as it is. Adding VAT would just make it more elitist, increase the divide between haves and have-nots, and stop those on a modest income from improving their education and thus their lot in life.
by Otter
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 61
Views: 8162

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

Very fair comments. However, we can rely on victim statements because the jury believed them. Inaction can be difficult to prove, particularly when everyone passes the buck. Sometimes when there is so much confusion and ambiguity about roles and responsibilities, it helps to put faces to names. Let...
by Otter
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Help the newbie!
Replies: 19
Views: 6870

Re: Help the newbie!

wurzel wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:20 pm
in the 80's you were specifically requested not to have contact with parents for first 3 weeks (other than letters) to apparently stop homesickness !!
It was the same in the late 90s. I guess it's difficult to enforce now with mobiles.
by Otter
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 61
Views: 8162

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

I have additionally just found Cairncross listed as a governor at Sir Robert Geffery's School, a Church of England primary school in Cornwall. http://www.sir-robert-gefferys.cornwall.sch.uk/governors.asp It still lists her as Head at Wells so I don't know how recent the information on the website is.
by Otter
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 61
Views: 8162

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

I agree that people should not be tried by online forum, and that there should not be presumed guilt, but rather innocence unless proven guilty. I have a close relative who was a victim (later cleared) of a miscarriage of justice, so appreciate this point as much as anyone. But even if there’s no pr...
by Otter
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 61
Views: 8162

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

This is disgusting. Either someone has been incredibly negligent with basic background checks (who doesn’t google nowadays?), or it is, as Avon suggested, mates looking after themselves. A nudge in the direction of Salisbury/Wiltshire local media wouldn’t go amiss. Or contacting the school. Genuinel...
by Otter
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 23225

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Vilified said that the boy played in the game following a blow to the head. However, the victim would have been crying. The victim would have been dizzy and in pain, and probably would not have been able to play rugby. Ignoring the rest of your post or even what this thread is about this statement ...
by Otter
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 23225

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Regarding the lying by omission: who in the world would voluntarily bring up something in a job interview that you knew would see your application fail? I would hedge that most or all job candidates lie by omission in this way. Not about hitting children, but about some personal or professional flaw...