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

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

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

More incompetent (unethical?) behaviour (false advertising) by Bournemouth and Poole College/Centre for Wessex Young Musicians

(Post made at 1409 UK BST time on 13 Apr 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).The Bournemouth and Poole College are still advertising the Wessex Starter and Middle Strings courses on their website (see this page) as being conducted by my wife, 11 months after she stopped conducting … Continue reading More incompetent (unethical?) behaviour (false advertising) by Bournemouth and Poole College/Centre for Wessex Young Musicians

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 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?

The Bournemouth and Poole College’s Centre for Wessex Young Musicians Facebook page claims it is a charity – I don’t believe it is one

(Post made at 0855 UK time on 02 Jan 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). The Centre for Wessex Young Musicians (CWYM)'s Facebook page, set up by the Bournemouth and Poole College early in 2017, is at https://www.facebook.com/cwymwyo/.This states that it is a "Charity in Poole, Dorset" (click on the … Continue reading The Bournemouth and Poole College’s Centre for Wessex Young Musicians Facebook page claims it is a charity – I don’t believe it is one

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