Last week, the Bournemouth and Poole College sent Centre for Wessex Young Musicians parents (but not us, which is improper) a feedback form. The forms sent to parents of Wessex Junior Fanfare, Wessex Youth Fanfare, Wessex Starter Strings and Wessex Middle Strings included a section asking for comments on the standard of tuition received by the children.
(Post made at 0911 UK time on 18 May 2017. This post is made on a personal basis, as a member – and until early February 2017 Chairman -of SWYM because of my significant concerns about some aspects of the running of the otherwise excellent Wessex Youth Orchestra, and about recent aspects of the governance of SWYM. Please see https://musicmattersandculture.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/welcome-disclosure-of-interests-terms.html for important background and disclosure of interests).
The form sent to parents of Wessex Youth Orchestra children did not include that section. Why?
(I’m not suggesting that the standard of tuition is poor in any of the groups, just that this smacks of bias and a reluctance to be accountable).