Letter to the Head Master

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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by richardb » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:48 pm

No. Why limit it to "credible allegations"?

Who decided they were credible?

We need to know all employees now dead who have had allegations made against them.
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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by yamaha » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:17 am

Richard, is that likely to happen?
The police have enthusiastically traduced the reputations of high profile deceased people like Heath by leaking stories, but what information about such investigations is publicly disclosable?
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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by richardb » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:23 am

That's more likely to be disclosed by the school than the police.

The police don't have a policy of releasing the names of people they haven't investigated

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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by yamaha » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:31 am

Unlikely that the school is going to make such disclosures. Why would they?

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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by richardb » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:36 am

I wouldnt propose to put my answer on public view so the school can read it.

But why wouldn't they? If it can be done in the right way.

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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by Avon » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:50 am

rockfreak wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:29 pm
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Utterly inappropriate, given the circumstances.

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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by Avon » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:07 am

rockfreak wrote:
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Some of these people are exactly what Nick Duffell is talking about in his books about Boarding School Survivors.
Your exhortations on this site to read Duffell's bl**dy book will shortly enter double figures. Are you on a commission?
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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by J.R. » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:21 pm

Richard: Have just caught up on this thread after waking from celebrations of birth of our 2nd Great Grand Daughter.

I can't comment on dates or occurrences. This was before my time, thankfully.

I honestly feel the only response, (if any), will come from their legal representIves.

A possible press threat could work well in our favour. The school obviously know now what a slippery tight rope they are treading.

COUNT ME IN FOR A SIGNATURE.
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Re: Letter to the Head Master

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Re: Letter to the Head Master
Post by J.R. » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:21 am

A possible press threat could work well in our favour.
Care to elaborate that thought?

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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by yamaha » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:08 pm

Dear richardb,

We acknowledge receipt of your letter dated …

We deeply regret the events to which you refer that took place between 17 and 40 years ago. Rest assured the school is fully cooperating with the police investigations. If you feel the personal episode you describe may be pertinent to police investigations we urge you to contact …

As you point out the school is now a safe environment ...

Yours …
There - I saved you a stamp.

As a lawyer Richard, you cannot seriously expect the school to answer those questions, can you? How would you advise a client that faces civil litigation to respond to such a letter?
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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by J.R. » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:25 pm

The choice is the Schools, Yamaha.

They can do the right thing and respond, or they can totally ignore it thereby allowing those of us that are asking the questions to step things up a gear or two.
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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by yamaha » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:33 pm

Don't get me wrong JR, I'm as nosy as you. However, from the point of view of the CH governors the "right thing" is to ensure the school's survival.

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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by Observer » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:34 pm

A possible press threat could work well in our favour. The school obviously know now what a slippery tight rope they are treading.
I think it entirely possible there could be some very uncomfortable press analysis once all the sentences are in.

Indeed some of you may have seen a twitter proposition to a well known investigative journalist along these lines already. With its photogenic appeal, charitable intentions and a general feeling that religious foundations have been up to no good (Sisters of Mercy, et al), it would make an easy subject for a TV programme.

Sadly, CH might be tainted by the appalling statistic of 25+ children defiled by 5 (and counting) teachers for some time to come. 'A school like no other' indeed.

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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by postwarblue » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:58 pm

Richard,

a propos paras 2, 5 and 9 re references, I would be tempted to ask for the actual texts, and who signed them.
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Re: Letter to the Head Master

Post by Sweyn Forkbeard » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 pm

The issue about other allegations is important. We know the history teacher with a jag left unexpectedly and it was widely discussed at the time as to why - where is he in the story, and who let him INTO the school if they knew he was on his last chance?

Does anyone have a list of staff who left mid-year in the relevant period?

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