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by sugarloaf
Mon May 08, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Pincham's reply to Open Letter
Replies: 23
Views: 19231

Pincham stated in his reply After a period of years which has seen much evolutionary change and improvement, it is accepted that a fundamental review of the governors of St. James schools would be timely and in order. The expectation is that this will be completed by the end of the Summer Term and i...
by sugarloaf
Mon May 08, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 141291

I find it deeply disturbing to hear that adults are treating very young children like that. Its reminiscent of the phsychological games they used to play when I was at st james - which had an incredibly negative effect. sadly - it really seems nothing has changed.
by sugarloaf
Thu May 04, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools Minister:SES school flouted child safety regulations
Replies: 26
Views: 20211

daska wrote And you might be able to answer this one: were the headships at the schools ever advertised in an educational publication such as the TES? Thats an interesting one. Can anyone shed any light on exactly what the appointment process was for appointing Moss, Hyde and of course Boddy? One wo...
by sugarloaf
Mon May 01, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The next step: we need to act!
Replies: 40
Views: 28748

As far as I know:

SESSA is a group of ex pupils who communicated with the schools and pushed for an acceptable inquiry.

PPIAG's stance and objectives seem to be pretty clear from their website: http://www.stjamesinquiry.org/ and http://www.stjamesinquiry.org/ABOUTUS-page/aboutus.html
by sugarloaf
Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A simple question for David Boddy
Replies: 49
Views: 31346

1980sstJ wrote Have you worked out your reply yet, Mr Boddy? Or have your SES puppeteers given you your reply yet? shout wrote 1980sstj, you should address your questions to, and demand replies from David Boddy's spokesperson - Katherine Watson. She has established that she is his spokesperson on th...
by sugarloaf
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The next step: we need to act!
Replies: 40
Views: 28748

ET wrote: Also, if we try and force the governors to act through intimidation (be that lawyers, leafleting or threats of media exposure) exactly how sincere will their actions be? IMO their actions couldnt exactly be more insincere at the moment! The only way the SES/st james is going to change is t...
by sugarloaf
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 54005

I think your father should tell Lambie to piss off to tell him to instruct the governors that if they have anything to say, they should say it to the group of people that signed the letter. Where better to do that than here. i agree. The open letter was addressed to Roger Pincham, chair or the boar...
by sugarloaf
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A simple question for David Boddy
Replies: 49
Views: 31346

Personally I think if anyone is going to raise ?20K - suing them for damages would be a better, and perhaps more effective option. Any no win no fee lawyers out there? doesnt matter how much commission they charge - for me it would be the SES parting with money which would make the whole excercise w...
by sugarloaf
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 14570

PS There is much on the web about state school Governance and best practice - certainly worth posting some key points - as Private school regulation is so clearly lacking. Composition of Governing boards is an interesting one. Might be good for the new Governors to be aware of it before they take ov...
by sugarloaf
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 14570

Hi Ben, I believe the law/guidelines/rules for governing independent schools are different from state schools ? ie notably less regulation, and they are freer to manage themselves as they see fit. Suffice it to say that the negligence that allowed mistreatment at st james may well have been curtaile...
by sugarloaf
Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 14570

I can see why its dificult for them - Ultimately it means facing up to the realisation that Leon Maclarens beliefs, teachings and actions were the root cause of the systematic mistreatment of children - and adults - and destroyed scores if not hundreds of families and relationships. They really have...
by sugarloaf
Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Message from the Governors
Replies: 21
Views: 14570

boeing driver wrote It is well past time for the 'establishment' to stop hiding behind their cloak of secrecy and their smoke and mirrors and to front up honestly and fully to their responsibilities. Absolutely. And for me that includes the SES as well as St james. Any talk of acknowledgement, apolo...
by sugarloaf
Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 32
Views: 23155

I heard the meeting with Lambie and Parents in the junior school has already happened.

Can anyone shed any more light on this?

Did anyone attend? Were any questions asked? were any answers given?..
by sugarloaf
Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: David Lacey
Replies: 66
Views: 40405

From my - admittedly rather limited - knowledge.. There are some time limitations to civil actions - ie suing for damages. There are however absolutely no time limitations for a criminal prosecution - whatever the alleged crime. It does not matter when the alleged crime took place (perhaps that is w...
by sugarloaf
Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Hydra? St James Independent School (Stockport)
Replies: 10
Views: 9463

Oh and the alcuin school also happens to be run by the brother of one of the current St james teachers imlicated in mistreating children. Not saying that in anyway reflects on his own competence, but just another example of what a small incestuous world the SES inhabit. In my view part of the inward...

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