If you’re going to complain to a lawyer or police that you’re being defamed/harassed, a tip: don’t mislead them

(Post made at 0815 GMT on 10 Dec 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). Solicitors (and I imagine the police too) don't like it when someone gives them false or misleading information.   For example, if the solicitor is given the impression that there is no evidence to support … Continue reading If you’re going to complain to a lawyer or police that you’re being defamed/harassed, a tip: don’t mislead them

Bournemouth and Poole College and the Wessex Youth Orchestra: uncomfortable evidence (3: perceived bullying and an unhealthy culture at WYO)

(Post made at 0840 GMT on 9 Dec 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). This is a follow up to this post. This is another part of the evidence that I presented to the College and the “Independent Investigator” during my formal complaint of May 2017.  Evidence which … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College and the Wessex Youth Orchestra: uncomfortable evidence (3: perceived bullying and an unhealthy culture at WYO)

The parents did everything possible – but the Wessex Youth Orchestra and Bournemouth and Poole College let their child down badly

(Post made at 1234 GMT on 10 Nov 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). This is a follow up to this post. I cried when I read the email turning down the child's application to join the WYO Shortly after finding out that the family were leaving the … Continue reading The parents did everything possible – but the Wessex Youth Orchestra and Bournemouth and Poole College let their child down badly

Bournemouth and Poole College and the Wessex Youth Orchestra: uncomfortable evidence (2: very insensitive treatment of disabled pupil & family)

(Post made at 1150 GMT on 10 Nov 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). This is a follow up to this post. This is just part of the evidence that I presented to the College and the “Independent Investigator” during my formal complaint of May 2017.  Evidence which … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College and the Wessex Youth Orchestra: uncomfortable evidence (2: very insensitive treatment of disabled pupil & family)

Bournemouth and Poole College and the Wessex Youth Orchestra: uncomfortable evidence (1: poor cooperation/excessive pressure)

(Post made at 2131 UK GMT time on 04 Nov 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). This is just part of the evidence that I presented to the College and the "Independent Investigator" during my formal complaint of May 2017.  Evidence which the investigator (from View HR Ltd) … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College and the Wessex Youth Orchestra: uncomfortable evidence (1: poor cooperation/excessive pressure)

Bournemouth and Poole deserves a College (that shares its name) with far better management and accountability

(Post made at 1620 UK BST time on 6 Oct 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). This site now has a proper domain: https://improvebpcollege.com. I'm proud of Bournemouth and have loved living here for just over 20 years now. It is a matter of great concern and shame … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole deserves a College (that shares its name) with far better management and accountability