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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

MR COLIN HALL 'COHERES' HIS MATES AT HOLLAND PARK ACADEMY

No one can accuse the old Dame of being a nasty, vindictive old hag digging around in dustbins to find out the dirty little secrets of others.
COHERER IN CHIEF!
But, sometimes, those 'others' do her dirty work. 
She had a look at Mr Hall's self promoting puffery and saw that he claims to 'cohere' a team.





The Dame has only an O level in floral arranging so had to look that one up. 
Why can't he use language we all understand? Pretentious idiot....

Anyway, cutting to the chase...

The Dame has received an email making such defamatory remarks about the Academy's purchasing policy that she has had to pass it over to lawyers.
It may well be too 'hot' for her and if that's the case she will forward it to Mr Hislop and team at the Eye.

It's now a question of 'watch this space'

PS The Dame hears that cardigan wearing teachers give Mr Hall cardiac arrest. 
So if you apply for a job don't wear the cardie.

45 comments:

  1. Is this related to contracts being handed to mates by a senior person within the school?
    I am sure Mr Hall would put his foot down on this

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  2. I hear he also 'coheres' with young male teaching assistants, but this may be too scandalous for the Dame.

    Is it expense accounts? Do give us a clue Dame!

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    1. A past Director of Education at the Town Hall was asking awkward questions about the Headmaster. The Hornton Street mafia got rid of her with a gagging order and £100k payoff.

      But beware - Jackie is still around.......

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    2. Jackie Griffiths had Colin Hall figured out from the word "go". But the Tory Mafia gave him powerful protection.

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    3. Goodness me. The other person in the photo is Deputy Head David Chappell. Loves to take sensitive photos of final year students - displayed from time to time at the school courtesy of fawning Headmaster Hall. A truly cohered situation.

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    4. 18:37 the wily Dame will not be drawn by your mischievous attempts to get her to 'spill the beans' after a very liquid staff Xmas lunch.
      All she will say is this...
      It is not a good idea for anyone, in a responsible position, to do business with friends.
      And, on this subject, the Dame is pleased to report that in the years she has been lifting stones to see what lurks beneath she has never been the subject of litigation.
      That may be because Ludo organised the ownership of her Nest in the Cook Islands: the only clever thing the hopeless child has ever did. The Cook Islands-for councillors and officers looking to tuck away the contents of brown envelopes-are the safest place to hide ill acquired gains.

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  3. It must be RBKC's polluted air that breeds such weird characters. Nothing is ever as it seems. Behind K & C's staid Victorian facades lurk a multitude of corrupt practices and other scandals. One day the truth will out and the whole pack of cards will tumble.

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  4. oh dear....sound like that old bitch of a dame is on to summn

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    1. Another picture of Colin and his favourite Deputy, David Chappell. Touching

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  5. Col and Dave. Lovely couple.

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    1. David Chappell is a fine fellow. Family and Land Rover. Nothing wrong there at all

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    2. Come come Lord Kensington, there are plenty of lavender marriages for those in public office.

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    3. Lavender, dear boy, is what I keep in my top drawer

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    4. Well, Milord....you would.... seeing as you are top drawer sort of chap.

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  6. The last time I looked, staff turnover levels were through the roof. Has this changed?

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  7. All Is Not What It Seems25 November 2015 at 13:08

    All is not plain sailing at the new school. David Cameron AND the Secretary of State for Education visited but declined to send their children there. The school was careful to leak news of the visits. Leaking is endemic. The new £100 million swimming pool had to be closed and emptied because it leaked from the OUTSIDE.

    All is not what it seems at the Chappell/Hall Academy

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    1. Really? I must investigate

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    2. Outraged resident25 November 2015 at 13:20

      Lets get back to Col and Dave. They are inseparable. Deeply, deeply, cohered.

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  8. Campden Hill Resident25 November 2015 at 13:14

    Leader Paget-Brown loves to make a splash in the North Kensington leisure pool according to his column in the K&C website.

    If the pool at Holland Park School is ever filled again and opened to residents, as required by the planning consents, this will be an opportunity for Cllr Putin Colleridge (Cabinet Member for Planning) to strip off and dive in with a manly splash.

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  9. The Headmaster has made it clear to the Board of Governors that he does not want residents on his premises, using the Sports facilities, and the school is under no obligation to do so because it is now an independent Academy.

    Note to Editors
    Stuff the Council Tax payers who coughed up £100 million to build a new school

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    1. Fan of Cllr Campbell25 November 2015 at 13:22

      The school cost nothing, according to bird brain Liz

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  10. This is a most interesting read. Lifting the lid on Mr Hall. JG all over again.

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    1. Jackie Griffiths asked Colin Hall some straight questions which he declined to answer. The Headmaster was so frightened that he ran to the mafia boys in Hornton Street to ask for help. The mafia boys silenced Griffiths and got Hall off the hook.

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  11. Nothing wrong with a romance on Camden Hill. Too few of them around

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    1. The school website says that Col and Dave have been together since the early 1990s

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    2. An item! Rejoice, rejoice!

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  12. All of this talk about a romance between Hall and Chappell is bunkum. HM knows that such a thing would be quite out of place and a danger to school discipline. Very unprofessional.

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    1. Hokey pokey then

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    2. Some of us are better informed 14.48, unprofessional indeed.

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    3. HPS is a very modern school. Staff and pupils have been sniggering for years

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    4. Nothing modern about sniggering school boys. Always has been the case and always will be the case. Hostages to hormones.

      Student recordings of a Head Teacher and a lady teacher having it away in the Head Teachers study in Cornwall earlier this year demonstrated how frantic these school affairs can become.

      Both teachers are now history lessons.

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  13. The Dame and her Labour friends are showing new depths of smut

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    1. Interesting....you shouldn't throw stones....three Conservative councillors were forced to resign for very smutty activity. Lamont narrowly escaped jail and Phelps was forced out over his very smutty emails of young boys.
      Don't you get hoity toity with the Dame....

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  14. Colin Hall has made a difference at the school. He has put the children in uniform, stopped them setting fire to parked cars in Campden Hill, stopped them abusing residents and property near the school, and is improving exam results. Much remains to be done. There is still a results gap with the best secondary schools in the Borough and Council Tax payers are still having to bear the cost of 20 special constables to patrol outside the school at opening and closing times when 14000 potentially unruly children are let loose on the public. Tesco in Nottinghill Gate still needs to restrict entrance to the store at 20 children at any onetime.

    The new school brought early signs of delusion from Headmaster Hall. Designer chairs for the children (£300 each), expensive art installations (Anthony Gormley) and a fixation for young Oxbridge graduates to teach the sprogs. And over the top (way over the top) furnishings for the Headmaster's office and waiting room. Excessive and visible props of power.

    Now he claims to be "chief coherer". Mutterings like this are clear signs of dangerous hubris and maybe the time has come for the Governors to make a plan.

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    1. The Governors are stitched up and buttoned down. The Chairman (Ms Carrie) is the ex Director of Education from Hornton Street who was brought in to replace the muzzled Jackie Griffiths. In no time at all she was off the Council payroll and sucked in to become Col's Chair. Wheels within wheels, Tory style.

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  15. Retired Chief Executive26 November 2015 at 07:52

    I am mystified by the executive structure at the school. The website shows a Headmaster, an Associate Headmaster, five Deputy Heads and six Assistant Heads. Plus a Consultant.

    At my old school there was a Headmaster, a bursar, Department Heads and Housemasters. And another layer of sports masters (cricket, rugby, gym, fencing, wall game etc) and special activities (drama, Cadets etc)

    But times change and maybe I am out of touch

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    1. Business Graduate26 November 2015 at 08:04

      That is twelve Direct Reports. We were taught that five Direct Reports is the optimum

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    2. Retired Executive is an old fogey and Business Grad has missed the point. Colin Hall runs an inspirational and modern "cohered" organisation. It is the way of the future.

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    3. Cllr Palmer. What would you know about management? You could not even manage your silly Council Skills website(now defunct)

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  16. HPS may be large, but surely it has 1,400 rather than 14,000 pupils. I attended a girls' only school in suburban London. We were not allowed on buses in the afternoons and the local sweet shop allowed in just 2 girls at a time. That was the '60s.The same rowdy girls are doubtless now highly respectable old ladies.

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    1. Grannie you are correct. Of course. The school has 1400 pupils (1336 to be exact). Not 14000 that I erroneously mentioned.

      Rowdy girls often end up as respectable old ladies. Most of us are very tolerant and make allowances. But a situation had been reached when the students were literally setting fire to cars parked on Campden Hill, outside the school. And terrorising elderly pensioners in neighbouring streets.

      Indulgence is all well and good but at some stage a line needs to be drawn.

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    2. Yes, quite Camilla Paker Bowles was quite the gal at Queens Gate Girl's school and was asked to leave due to her behaviour. Now at least she is to be a ladee.

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  17. What a thoroughly disrespectful and destructive rag this Hornet has become. Overseen by a Hag

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  18. You are wrong in one respect...
    The Dame has always been thoroughly disrespectful of those who do not deserve our respect and destructive of those who think they can steal from taxpayers.
    Hag, she may be but 1200 page views a day says something about her usefulness.
    Clearly, you, yourself, enjoy her little jottings. Now take a hike, as Ludo would say!

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  19. This chap doesn't seem too impressed with Holland Park School either... https://medium.com/@nickcorston/creativity-is-great-so-why-would-britain-cut-its-nose-to-spite-its-face-b92395c9089c#.94s3umfao

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