(Post made again in a personal capacity.) As reported in the Bournemouth Echo today (see https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18424165.bournemouth-poole-college-will-not-offer-new-a-level-places/?ref=twtrec) the College has been criticised by parents and teenagers after announcing that it will stop offering several A level courses at the end of this academic year, including for several children who are only part way through their courses. … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College criticised for leaving A level students in the lurch
(Post made at 1842 UK BST time on 3 Sep 2018 in a personal capacity. Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).An advert was placed last Wednesday (29 August 2018) at https://www.educationweekjobs.co.uk/jobboard/cands/jobview.asp?v=7841343.For some reason the closing date is only a week later (Wednesday 5 September 2018, so now only 2 days away).A copy of … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College is advertising for a new Wessex Starter Strings/Wessex Middle Strings Conductor
(Post made at 1618 UK BST time on 6 Jun 2018 in a personal capacity. Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).The Bournemouth and Poole College is extremely late in responding to two Freedom of Information Act internal reviews:How often have fire drills taken place at the Centre for Wessex Young Musicians? (see here).andDiscrepancies in … Continue reading The Bournemouth and Poole College’s poor compliance with the Freedom of Information Act continues, having failed to reply to internal review requests after almost a year
(Post made at 1106 UK time on 06 Mar 2018 in a personal capacity. Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).I found the above cartoon (amongst several on the theme of micromanagement) amusing. Managing a team is a challenge, with a balance between delegation and supervising, and I know I've not always got it … Continue reading Something I hope I’ve never adopted as a management style!