The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165559 Message #3972682
Posted By: Senoufou
21-Jan-19 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: my cautionary tale
Subject: RE: BS: my cautionary tale
I think if one looks at the enormous amount of historic abuse, malpractice, unprofessionalism etc over the years in various institutional environments, only a few victims have been bold enough to make a formal complaint.
They might be afraid of the repercussions, embarrassment, counter-attack, loss of a place in an organisation and so on.
Keberoxu did very well to give her honest view and speak up for the sake of the singer who had been so badly treated.
As a teacher I have experienced several Inspections by HMI (not Ofsted, that came in later). The entire school would be looked at, and some teachers, parents, ancillary staff and even pupils were canvassed for their opinions of the running of the school.
I was once chosen to give my private views on the Headmaster. Fortunately the man was excellent, and I had no hesitation in commending him. I hope however I'd have been as brave as keberoxu and told the absolute truth if that had not been the case.