Bournemouth and Poole College paid a fake "Employment Lawyer" to investigate our formal complaints

(Post made at 1039 UK BST time on 8 Sep 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).The short version of my earlier post is:My wife and I made two detailed formal complaints to the Bournemouth and Poole College last year about in our view very poor treatment … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College paid a fake "Employment Lawyer" to investigate our formal complaints

The "independent investigator" who did such a questionable job investigating our complaints about Bournemouth and Poole College was not a current solicitor so was not entitled to be an Employment Lawyers Association member

(Post made at 0055 UK BST time on 8 Sep 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).The investigator (from ViewHR Limited) who in my opinion did such a questionable job of "independently investigating":my wife's complaint (about the way the College and Centre for Wessex Young Musicians had treated her), … Continue reading The "independent investigator" who did such a questionable job investigating our complaints about Bournemouth and Poole College was not a current solicitor so was not entitled to be an Employment Lawyers Association member

A year ago, Bournemouth and Poole College and the Centre for Wessex Young Musicians carried out an act of senseless destruction, which was not in the interests of the children in my opinion

(Post made at 1727 UK BST time on 11 May 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).An act of destruction11 May 2017: an act of destruction at the College and the Centre for Wessex Young MusiciansIn my view, a year ago (on 11 May 2017), Bournemouth and Poole College … Continue reading A year ago, Bournemouth and Poole College and the Centre for Wessex Young Musicians carried out an act of senseless destruction, which was not in the interests of the children in my opinion

I heartily recommend the Secret Barrister’s book "Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken"

(Post made at 1406 UK BST time on 13 Apr 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).  For anyone interested in UK law and in particular the parlous effect of successive cuts on our justice system, I can heartily recommend this book:The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How … Continue reading I heartily recommend the Secret Barrister’s book "Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken"

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

Response by CWYM refusing a request by a school Head of Music for WYO pupils to be released from an EXTRA Wyo REHEARSAL to attend a school CONCERT on a weekday

(Post made at 1558 BST on 26 Sep 2017 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). This is just one example of written evidence that seems to have been completely ignored in the surprising complaints investigation carried out by View HR Limited:The WYO "Key Facts" document stated "in the event of … Continue reading Response by CWYM refusing a request by a school Head of Music for WYO pupils to be released from an EXTRA Wyo REHEARSAL to attend a school CONCERT on a weekday

Open letter to the Bournemouth and Poole College’s solicitors

(Post made at 1127 BST on 26 Sep 2017 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests. Update 0531 BST on 27 Sep 2017: please see the comment below this post to see the College's solicitors' reply). From: Patrick LeeSent: 26 September 2017 11:24To: johnandrews@steeleraymond.co.ukSubject: Re Bournemouth & Poole College (your letter of … Continue reading Open letter to the Bournemouth and Poole College’s solicitors

Bournemouth and Poole College: a failure of governance because of a lack of accountability and little apparent concern for ethics

(Post made at 2245 BST on 25 Sep 2017 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). In my opinion a flawed complaints system (which is being used to silence criticism rather than address it) is preventing accountability for poor practices.  In what way is the College accountable for what I believe … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College: a failure of governance because of a lack of accountability and little apparent concern for ethics

My concerns about the current operation of the College’s Complaints Policy

(Post made at 1957 BST on 15 Sep 2017 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).  In my opinion, based on my recent experience, there are many things about the current operation of the Bournemouth and Poole College's Complaints Policy that are inconsistent with good practice. Here are some of them:The … Continue reading My concerns about the current operation of the College’s Complaints Policy