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by dan
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: PLEASE SUPPORT AN OPEN LETTER TO ST JAMES SCHOOLS
Replies: 30
Views: 16417

letter

Excellent Letter Matt, I shall certainly be signing it. I hope the St Vedast-now-St James governors will realise that by taking on these recommendations they will be participating in the much needed reconciliation process which the recent Townend Inquiry began. These recommendations will also make S...
by dan
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Welcome to a new member
Replies: 31
Views: 12770

To Andrew Hogg

Hello Andrew Hogg, welcome to this forum. I only read your book 'secret cult' about a year ago and it helped me add perspective to my experience of the SES, an organisation under whose spectre my childhood was unhappily affected. In my opinion your book has made you and Mr Hounam something approachi...
by dan
Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 342140

reply to Henry

Henry, your memories of Debenham are interesting. Thanks for your contribution. Debenham's change of behaviour/ teaching style could be an example of the old adage 'power corrupts'. Under decent guidelines he was obviously a good teacher for you. However when those controls over him were removed (at...
by dan
Sun May 22, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Inquiry Provisional appointment of Chairman
Replies: 2
Views: 2536

Thank you for your update Ms Betts. Can I suggest that you take this opportunity to clarify (for new visitors to this site) exactly who is welcome to contribute submissions to the new Chair of the inquiry and why the governors have decided to have an inquiry in the first place. As I understand it, a...
by dan
Tue May 03, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: child abuse?
Replies: 2
Views: 2652

I agree with your sentiments Tom. I think we should get Margaret Hodge to have a look at this site so she can be made aware of the dangers of the effect of cults that promote violence against children as the SES used to. World-wide ofcourse children are still suffering in large numbers from war, mil...
by dan
Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Why couldn't we / wouldn't we talk when we left StV/J ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4874

Why couldn't we / wouldn't we talk when we left StV/J ?

This is a really interesting question that Daska has posed. In attempting to answer it; I think I just really wanted to move on and get away from the crazy unnaturalness of all things SES. While I have always known that our violent and mentally abusive treatment at St Vedast-St James was very wrong,...
by dan
Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: NEW MESSAGE FROM DAVID BODDY
Replies: 152
Views: 62644

Afitz wrote: but the schools are good places now, so many parents on here speak of the quality and the fact that they go against the flow of educational rhetoric and plump for better practice. I have not noticed a great many parents speaking of the quality. What do you mean by 'educational rhetoric...
by dan
Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: NEW MESSAGE FROM DAVID BODDY
Replies: 152
Views: 62644

You make some very good points FT about SES/SoPP induced behaviour in members and motivations of members. ...and doing service just for the school rather than in places where service is truely needed ...such as to their own family members, children etc!..the community? etc. I was not an SES member m...
by dan
Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Forum was hacked
Replies: 4
Views: 3571

keep it going

Good work Mike. Long may WATD continue. I hope you can keep the hackers at bay. I think this site is really important for discussing many issues (past and present). A number of people have told me that this forum has helped them deal with the past and feel that their memories, issues and sense of in...
by dan
Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: child abuse?
Replies: 2
Views: 2652

child abuse?

I think this (pasted below) is relevant to all, including parents, and those who were 'disciplined' as children whether at SES schools or at home by parents. It seems that government agencies are starting to listen to children, and from now on children are going to have a bigger part in school inspe...
by dan
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St james Girls School - remembered
Replies: 35
Views: 18676

Coralie's childhood

I have just read Coralie's moving memories of her childhood and St James experience. Thank you for sharing these, I really admire your honesty and openess. I wish you well. Despite some of the fractious communications on this site I think there are many here who are supportive of what its like to be...
by dan
Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Just discovered this! From ex pupil of Girls school
Replies: 91
Views: 38072

There is a way for the various schools to safeguard the consistency of the academic education of thousands of children - break all your links with the SES - now and forever. The SES in claiming ownership of the truth through its twisted philosophy and obtuse ideology displays its true colours if yo...
by dan
Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: SES SCHOOLS ACTION: INQUIRY UPDATE
Replies: 98
Views: 44713

snowman

Thanks to Snowman for taking the time to explain the roots of the derivative philosophy which the SES preaches. McClaren was a thief of ideas and an ultimate sexist bully. Debenam said to me, in person, last summer that he believes 'fear [in children] has an important role to play in schools' I was ...
by dan
Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St Vedast Inquiry
Replies: 6
Views: 4399

inquiry comment

I totally agree with Daffy and Adrastei's concerns over C.Betts's call for statements for the enquiry. I was initially keen to take part in an enquiry but now I am equally keen not to be involved in a gesture to silence complaints about a school with a worrying past. Where are the London-wide advert...
by dan
Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 342140

Hi Anita I have just read your account and congratulate you on your honesty and humility in being able to describe events in your life. You are certainly right [in my case] about the childhood victims of the SES schools being 'allergic' to anything that 'whiffs' of spirituality. The awful smug self-...

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