yamaha wrote: ↑Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Your consistent bias against the current CH administration borders on the snide, but pleases some.
Reid has become the focus of a baying pack on here.
They could consider the complexity of his job and that he has more important work than futilely attempting to satisfy a very small number disaffected OBs.
There may be more investigations that he is working on with the police.
He will be preparing for IICSA hearings.
We have been told by a victim that he is meeting the victims.
He will certainly be intensely occupied with the future course of CH and the very survival of CH’s charitable ethic since the school’s finances are likely to have been negatively impacted by these events.
The result of a large funding deficit would be even more full fee payers and CH inevitably becoming another Charterhouse.
Perhaps those on here who seek the demise of CH would be happy that kids from poorer backgrounds would lose access to CH’s opportunities.
Rather than incessant carping Reid should be receiving comments of support and encouragement - outside of this forum he probably is.
Your constant snide remarks do nothing to improve the quality of your posts, nor does you habit of inventing what you don't know.
If you read my posts carefully, you would understand that I have no bias against the school. I am sure that the school is now being run properly. It has to be for the simple reason that regulatory requirements that have been imposed on it by the government require it to be.
The advent of the CRB (now DBS) search meant that the school's policy of moving sex offenders on should not happen. That of course was a government initiative, not the school's.
Far from being biased, I have repeatedly acknowledged that I had an education far beyond anything that I would otherwise have received. For many, however, that education came at a terrible price.
Sexual abuse quite literally destroys lives. Read what Rob Totterdell posted. Remind yourself of what the victim of both Husband and Dobbie said.
The sentences meted out so far (more than 40 years in total) act as a deterrent to others in the future. So soft option of being allowed to resign and being sent on their way with the reason for their departure being lied about (Webb) or glowing references (Karim). And Burr must have been give a reference to help get him the job at The Oratory School.
What I want is twofold. First, I would like proper recognition and acknowledgement from the school of what happened in the past, such as an acceptance that the practice of moving sex offenders on was wrong, that it was wrong to lie about the reasons for their departure and that it was wrong to give any of them positive references. I would like the school to acknowledge the shortcomings of Poulton, Cairncross and Sillett and to recognise that the poor girl who was a victim of Karim should never have been told that her name may find its way into the paper. So far no one has addressed the real faults.
I appreciate that Reid is in a difficult position as it was not his watch when all this happened. But I am not so naive as to think that he is sitting down day after day spending hours on this. The letters he sends out will have be come from above and vetted by the school's solicitors. The job of raking through historical records is likely to have been done by the Child Protection Officer who shoukd actually know what the police want: in almost every sexual abuse case involving a young person educational records are looked at and I don't ever remember seeing this being done by a Head Master.
On the subject of the Child Protection Officer, the person performing the role a few years ago did nothing when the exploits of Husband and Dobbie were disclosed by their joint victim. Yet another failing by the school. If you don't believe me then read again the statement by her that Julian posted about a month ago.
Secondly I want to see all the victims of the dreadful sexual abuse properly compensated. No amount of money can put right the terrible damage that they have suffered but some will help make life easier for them and help pay for the earnings they have lost, the medical treatment and counselling they need.
Unlike you, I don't take the view that the Foundation is paramount and the victims have to put up with the appalling treatment inflicted upon them so that others can receive a good education. If we are about to witness the demise of the school, it is the fault of no one but the school.
It reflects poorly on the school that the letters to the individual victims which were promised more than five weeks ago to the police still have not been received, despite the police being chased for them.