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by Snowman
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The 1996 report
Replies: 28
Views: 17375

"The headmaster of the Senior boys admits he rates boys according to Foundation Group entry. A boy who does not take the ceremony and attend SES is likely to be made head prefect, whatever other qualities he has." (my emphases) Is this correct? Or should it read "...is less likely to...
by Snowman
Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The 1996 report
Replies: 28
Views: 17375

Re: ? missing section

Can anyone find Section 8, Conclusions and Recommendations?? Sadly the only currently extant copy, other than that held by the governors, is a paper copy only and Section 8 is missing. If and when it is located it will be added and published. Thanks for your understanding You could always ask the g...
by Snowman
Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The 1996 report
Replies: 28
Views: 17375

The 1996 report

Considering the proposed iminent changes in governance within St James schools, the 1996 report by Mr Goldschmied makes for very interesting reading. I have read the report recently and it has been published on a website, http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/stjamesreport I hope that readers are compelled to ...
by Snowman
Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: How well does SES live up to its own aims?
Replies: 19
Views: 9877

Basically what I found was very little that was out to describe the SES in any way that represents my experience of being in it, both as a foundation group member or as a pupil of St James. As an aside it is my experience of St James that the philosophy was so prevelant during my school life as to ...
by Snowman
Thu May 11, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 126
Views: 52577

There is no right and wrong answer as to whether TM works. There are, however, right and wrong answers as to whther TM works for you (one) personally. My opionion is that meditation works if you have an expected outcome which is fulfilled as a result of practicing it. I believe that it is impossible...
by Snowman
Thu May 11, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools Minister:SES school flouted child safety regulations
Replies: 26
Views: 12585

I would be very interested to find out how Boddy was appointed. Ive read his CV in the school prosepctus... I'm aware of his career in media and politics, I know he was SES media spokesman for upwards of 2 decades, I've read in newspapers how he was aware of allegations of mistreatment in the mid e...
by Snowman
Wed May 10, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Pincham's reply to Open Letter
Replies: 23
Views: 12657

As much as I agree with the call for Mr Pincham's resignation as chairman of the governors, I fear that this will effect mere superficial change within the governance of St James. The root of the problem, as I and many others have said previously, is the puppetmaster itself; the SES. In particular t...
by Snowman
Wed May 10, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools Minister:SES school flouted child safety regulations
Replies: 26
Views: 12585

Thats an interesting one. Can anyone shed any light on exactly what the appointment process was for appointing Moss, Hyde and of course Boddy? It certainly isn't through the normal selection process that any other teacher at other schools have to go through. There does not seem to be any outside ad...
by Snowman
Mon May 08, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Stanton: "...otherwise the children will be harmed"
Replies: 61
Views: 21099

What risk, Snowman? As I recall, when current pupils came on to this board because they perceived (and stated) that this board was attacking their school, they were told that this was not the case. It doesn't seem to me that the majority of the posters here wish to attack the current school, althou...
by Snowman
Mon May 08, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Stanton: "...otherwise the children will be harmed"
Replies: 61
Views: 21099

My understanding of that paragraph: Decisive action is required by the governors without delay in order to minimise disruption to current pupils' education. i.e. the longer that the governors sit on their hands and do nothing, the greater the risk to current pupils' education and academic success. T...
by Snowman
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 47566

Thought that these might be of interest to this discussion: The Laws of Manu ? core to Advaita philosophy - state 154. Though destitute of virtue, or seeking pleasure (elsewhere), or devoid of good qualities, (yet) a husband must be constantly worshipped as a god by a faithful wife. 156. A faithful ...
by Snowman
Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Much Ado About Not Much, My Post & The Current Pupil's V
Replies: 30
Views: 11506

NYC

Yes you are correct. I was on the end of one of those 'harsh' treatments.

Not fun...
by Snowman
Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Much Ado About Not Much, My Post & The Current Pupil's V
Replies: 30
Views: 11506

I am glad to hear your support for these ideas - although they are not new ideas by any means. The Govs and the SES top-brass have known that the only truly acceptable option is to declare their intentions, goals and ideology and for well-informed parents to make the decision based on that. In pract...
by Snowman
Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Much Ado About Not Much, My Post & The Current Pupil's V
Replies: 30
Views: 11506

Stanton, I hardly think that the discussions are going round and round in circles. It may be the same old stuff over and over again but it is that same old stuff which is right at the heart of the problems here. Revisiting the same old stuff is the only way to move the discussion on any further. Sam...
by Snowman
Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Channel 4 News Tonight
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

Channel 4 News Tonight

Channel 4 News will be broadcasting their piece about St James and the SES on tonight's programme: Tueasday 14th March 7pm.

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