Bournemouth and Poole College is advertising for a new Wessex Starter Strings/Wessex Middle Strings Conductor

(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

Secret Bournemouth and Poole College Wessex Youth Orchestra rehearsal schedules for 2017/2018

(Post made at 1620 UK BST time on 3 Sep 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).Further to this post last year, below are the Wessex Youth Orchestra (WYO) rehearsal schedules for the past academic year.  They are still marked secret on the CWYM website ("for WYO members and … Continue reading Secret Bournemouth and Poole College Wessex Youth Orchestra rehearsal schedules for 2017/2018

I have no reason to believe that anything I have posted is untrue, but anyone who disagrees has the right of reply and should use it

(Post made at 1905 UK time on 26 Jan 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).A reminder that anyone who disputes the accuracy of any of my statements in any of the blog posts is free to explain why/add corrections in the comments. (Please see the Terms of Use … Continue reading I have no reason to believe that anything I have posted is untrue, but anyone who disagrees has the right of reply and should use it

Bournemouth and Poole College’s Centre for Wessex Young Musicians Facebook page still claims it is a charity …if so, since when?

(Post made at 1900 UK time on 05 Jan 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). Further to my previous post, the Facebook page still claims that the CWYM is a charity.  The normal rule is that organisations with income exceeding £5,000 and claiming to be charities need to be registered … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College’s Centre for Wessex Young Musicians Facebook page still claims it is a charity …if so, since when?

"Even though I’m deaf, it does not mean I can’t play the violin!": a touching, but also troubling story

(Post made at 2110 on 24 Dec 2017 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). I must confess to ignorance here: I knew about virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, but before reading a recent article in the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) magazine, I did not know that deaf people could … Continue reading "Even though I’m deaf, it does not mean I can’t play the violin!": a touching, but also troubling story

I have made contact today with the Bournemouth and Poole College’s Board and I was also contacted by Ofsted

(Post made at 2246 BST on 26 Sep 2017 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). I have just managed to contact a member of the Bournemouth and Poole College's Board directly (as you recall the College refused to pass on my concerns to that Board). I have asked for a … Continue reading I have made contact today with the Bournemouth and Poole College’s Board and I was also contacted by Ofsted