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 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

Bournemouth and Poole College is advertising for a new Wessex Starter Strings/Wessex Middle Strings Conductor

(Post made at 1842 UK BST time on 3 Sep 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).An advert was placed last Wednesday (29 August 2018) at  https://www.educationweekjobs.co.uk/jobboard/cands/jobview.asp?v=7841343.For some reason the closing date is only a week later (Wednesday 5 September 2018, so now only 2 days away).A copy of … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College is advertising for a new Wessex Starter Strings/Wessex Middle Strings Conductor

Secret Bournemouth and Poole College Wessex Youth Orchestra rehearsal schedules for 2017/2018

(Post made at 1620 UK BST time on 3 Sep 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).Further to this post last year, below are the Wessex Youth Orchestra (WYO) rehearsal schedules for the past academic year.  They are still marked secret on the CWYM website ("for WYO members and … Continue reading Secret Bournemouth and Poole College Wessex Youth Orchestra rehearsal schedules for 2017/2018