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by Matthew
Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools' new statement on the Inquiry
Replies: 101
Views: 45992

No Stanton, my father was never a governor at any of the schools. Between 1985-87 he was a member of the SES executive committee. He finally came to his senses, leaving the SES in '87 and has never looked back since!
by Matthew
Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools' new statement on the Inquiry
Replies: 101
Views: 45992

Re: The report, and the school's response, should be questio

What we are dealing with here is a large group of people who were traumatised as children. What special skills or experiences does JT have here which allow him to be so dismissive? I am no expert on that subject - but I strongly suspect that traumatic experiences burn much stronger and enduring mem...
by Matthew
Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: PLEASE SUPPORT AN OPEN LETTER TO ST JAMES SCHOOLS
Replies: 30
Views: 19711

Update

The letter will be sent next Monday 27th March. This will be 10 weeks since the Inquiry report was published. To be included please can any remaining signatures be received by midnight Sunday 26th. Many thanks for all the kind messages of support, and to everyone who has so far signed. Matthew Woolf
by Matthew
Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 76607

thank you for pointing out the website link (which I'm not surprised to hear has only recently gone up) - it may be an oversight, but it is not accessible via the Junior Schools section of the site, only the Senior Schools. That's a very good point. There is nothing at all on the junior school site...
by Matthew
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 76607

Re: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James

Our decision developed gradually but was finally triggered by a recent assessment of our daughter by a "conventional" school showing a high IQ, great English, but really atrocious Maths. The new school commented that they had not seen results like it and that the only possible explanation was very ...
by Matthew
Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 76607

The point is they've only put that link there becasue of all the mounting pressure and criticism they've been under for the last two + years, and not because they felt a genuine need to be more transparent.
by Matthew
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: "No sexual abuse in SES/SOP?"
Replies: 45
Views: 23577

These are his Chambers contact details and email address:

www.1kbw.co.uk/viewmember.phtml?ID=11
www.1kbw.co.uk/contact.phtml

jtownend@1kbw.co.uk
by Matthew
Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: PLEASE SUPPORT AN OPEN LETTER TO ST JAMES SCHOOLS
Replies: 30
Views: 19711

Open letter update

Thank you to everyone who has so far signed the open letter. At the last count there are approximately 80 signatures. People are still signing so the letter will not be sent just yet, but it is planned to send the letter in the next couple of weeks. Once again I would encourage anyone who has not ye...
by Matthew
Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'STOCKPORT EXPRESS' WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Yes I had already read that - 'Sparks' posted the link a few days ago. I was just wondering if you had actually contacted them yourself, and if so what was the response. Or are you simply the messenger?
by Matthew
Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Books investigating SES / SoES
Replies: 8
Views: 7895

Books investigating SES / SoES

There's been some interest recently in books investigating the SES / SoES. These include: "Spying in Guru land" by William Shaw "Call No Man Master" by Joyce Collin Smith "In search of heaven on Earth" by Rachel Storm "In search of PD Ouspensky: The Genius in the Shadow of Gurdjieff" by Gary Lachman...
by Matthew
Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'STOCKPORT EXPRESS' WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Have you contacted them Justice? If so how/what was the response?
by Matthew
Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Mystic Guru who guides the SES and St. James Schools
Replies: 60
Views: 44521

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/archives/1995/1/1995-1-03.shtml An extract from 'Hinduism Today' in January 1995 How London Hindus Tackle Their Children's Education ST. JAMES SCHOOL - AN ECLECTIC ALTERNATIVE St. James School in Central London is an excellent institution in the finest tradition of Engli...
by Matthew
Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: QUIZ TIME FOR SES MEMBERS!
Replies: 14
Views: 6374

GB, you're right, it is quite readable. I bought that book on your recommendation, and ended up scanning the relevant sections and submitting them to Townend for the inquiry. It seems like he made use of it, as it was part of his bibliography. So just wanted to say thanks.
by Matthew
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Towards a practical resolution for pupils past and present
Replies: 36
Views: 18015

My personal view is that those that actually committed abuse should never be allowed to work with children again. I agree that Hipshon has a better case than the others because he did come forward with an apology, and I did respect him for that. However it was not an unreserved apology, but one with...
by Matthew
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Our Campaign against urs, Parents THIS is what u want 2 hear
Replies: 324
Views: 106400

Theo, what happened in your school in the 70s and 80s was most definitely NOT corporal punishment. It was in fact criminal assault on children from as young as 4 and a half. That is to say criminal assault by 70s/80s standards, let alone today's. Not only have there been numerous accounts and testim...

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