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 (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

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"

In my opinion, the downplaying of the younger CWYM groups continues

(Post made at 1130 UK time on 06 Mar 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).Further to "The younger groups have got the short straw in the CWYM Summer Concert on 1 July 2017", something which seems to be happening again in the 2018 Summer Concert, there seems at … Continue reading In my opinion, the downplaying of the younger CWYM groups continues