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by Alban
Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: David Lacey
Replies: 66
Views: 40513

Merry, That would be too much like asking for an appology for me. To be blatently honest, these guys know what they did and have lived with it for a very long time (probably sanitising a lot of it as they went). I can sort of understand why no appology was made while there was no obvious way to do i...
by Alban
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A personal view from a parent.
Replies: 62
Views: 39346

Re: A personal view from a parent.

I had only intended to write one posting, this is your site... Why bother then! Seriously - this board like all others of its type is about communication ...not just sticking your oar in then walking away when the criticism comes flying. Come on, stay, answer some questions. How about actually find...
by Alban
Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A personal view from a parent.
Replies: 62
Views: 39346

I'll be blunt

Well, there's another glowing report from the now familiar stable of friends, family and beneficiaries of the SES! Sorry for being so negative about your opening post, but do you know how insulting it is to hear someone spouting off about the perfection of an organisation that has been the single-bi...
by Alban
Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 77516

Lets face it, having a dress code in a school of philosophy is just plain stupid. For a dicipline that encourages one to think ouside the box, insistance on conforming in any way is breaking the ground rules. Just goes to show, to call it philosophy is misrepresentation of the highest order. Alban
by Alban
Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: TIME FOR A FULL S.E.S. INQUIRY
Replies: 55
Views: 42510

Let me state for the record that I have no intention of claiming compensation. If the schools did have a sudden change of heart (yeah right) and decide to try to make ammends financially for the suffering they caused then I think any money should go to a real charity such as Children in Need. Alban
by Alban
Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools' new statement on the Inquiry
Replies: 101
Views: 60392

Hi Ben (and welcome). You raise a good point about the severity of the beatings although I personally have nothing to compare it with. I do know however that he broke the cane on a number of occasions, which is a pretty hard thing to do. I can confirm from personal experience that massive bruising a...
by Alban
Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: TIME FOR A FULL S.E.S. INQUIRY
Replies: 55
Views: 42510

Jc, I hope everything goes well with your family. It is a hard bit of news to break and depending on the receptiveness of the audience, can cause a lot of arguments all-round. Personally I found it easier to lay my cards on the table and pay the piper - but that is just my personal experience. Hopef...
by Alban
Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: WATCH CHANNEL 4 NEWS TONIGHT AT 7.00PM (TUESDAY 14TH MARCH)
Replies: 44
Views: 29667

I heard that metal fans don't take drugs because it's a near-impossible task to light a spliff when your head is banging up and down 140 times a minute. :crazyeyes:

Alban
by Alban
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Much Ado About Not Much, My Post & The Current Pupil's V
Replies: 30
Views: 19677

...Well, sugarloaf, what you need to understand is that a potter needs two hands to make a pot. The hand inside the pot is love and the hand that shapes the pot is discipline. The lump of clay is, of course, the pupil. Now, some potters may be a little over-zealous with the discipline hand but as l...
by Alban
Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 77516

They would make good soldiers. It's funny, I was thinking that as I wrote it. The schools do (or at least - did) partake in the cadets, which is relatively unusual, but not unknown amongst other schools. I'm not pointing to some sort of sinister link or anything, but there certainly is a common ide...
by Alban
Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An SES member says: it's time for an SES apology
Replies: 67
Views: 44269

I feel very strongly about it and as I've said I'll do whatever I can. But I don't think you've fully understood the nature of the SES, or its problems, if you feel that ambition is the major issue in whether people speak up. You term it ambition, I term it fear of failure - actually we're talking ...
by Alban
Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An SES member says: it's time for an SES apology
Replies: 67
Views: 44269

Hi Chittani. Yes, you're right, but how strongly do you feel about it? What will you do if no appology is forthcoming. Could you still attend evening classes while being aware of this underlying hypocracy? Would you lobby your tutor and your tutor's tutor - risking making yourself unpopular and poss...
by Alban
Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 77516

Absolutely spot-on Jo-Anne...I was thinking along the same lines as I was reading it, but you've expressed it better than I could. I think the other thing that winds me up about it, is not so much what it is saying, rather how it is saying it. It's that old 'SES-Speak' again. The words say "we" but ...
by Alban
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: "No sexual abuse in SES/SOP?"
Replies: 45
Views: 30707

You make a good point Free. Has anyone tried contacting Townend's office and requesting a copy of the public report, or asked him if he feels that the version posted on iirep is exactly the same content as his report. To be honest, I don't think the governors would dare to mis-quote or change the re...
by Alban
Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 77516

Frodo, Sometimes it is extremely hard to put into words on what is wrong with a situation - you just instinctively know it's wrong. Unless you were there, you're never going to know exactly what happened. On top of that, people have different reactions to the same circumstances. Given that, I would ...

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