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)

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: no Board minutes published for the last 6 months (again)

(Post made at 0743 on 5 Nov 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).  Further to my previous post on this, the Bournemouth and Poole College are again being very slow in publishing the minutes of their Governing Body. Here is a screenshot from the relevant page on … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College: no Board minutes published for the last 6 months (again)

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

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 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

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?

The Bournemouth and Poole College’s Wessex Youth Orchestra spent just under £2,000 on extra players for two concerts

(Post made at 1412 UK time on 02 Jan 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). On 3 December 2016, as still then Chairman of the Society for Wessex Young Musicians (SWYM), I was very surprised to be asked to sign cheques totalling just over £3,000.  This included just under … Continue reading The Bournemouth and Poole College’s Wessex Youth Orchestra spent just under £2,000 on extra players for two concerts