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

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

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

Bournemouth and Poole College "Long Overdue" with their response to Freedom of Information Request (about discrepancies in their responses)

Post made in a personal capacity at 0945 BST on 1 July 2017. Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).Discrepancies in information given by College about communicating Wessex Youth Orchestra rehearsal dates to schoolsI have just received an email from WhatDoTheyKnow informing me that the College is long overdue in providing a … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole College "Long Overdue" with their response to Freedom of Information Request (about discrepancies in their responses)

Serious question marks over the ethical standards and culture at the WYO/Bournemouth and Poole College

(Post made at 2110 UK time on 08 Jun 2017. This post is made on a personal basis, as a member - and until 4 February 2017 Chairman -of SWYM because of my significant concerns about the running of the musically excellent Wessex Youth Orchestra, and about recent aspects of the governance of SWYM and … Continue reading Serious question marks over the ethical standards and culture at the WYO/Bournemouth and Poole College

An open letter to BPCollege Principal and Freedom of Information Officer, in the light of yesterday’s FoIA response

(Post made at 2352 UK time on 07 Jun 2017. This post is made on a personal basis, as a member - and until 4 February 2017 Chairman -of SWYM because of my significant concerns about the running of the musically excellent Wessex Youth Orchestra, and about recent aspects of the governance of SWYM and … Continue reading An open letter to BPCollege Principal and Freedom of Information Officer, in the light of yesterday’s FoIA response

Freedom of Information Request (no 3, 20 April): complete correspondence, including College Response (late, 6 June)

(Post made at 2318 UK time on 07 Jun 2017. This post is made on a personal basis, as a member - and until 4 February 2017 Chairman -of SWYM because of my significant concerns about the running of the musically excellent Wessex Youth Orchestra, and about recent aspects of the governance of SWYM and … Continue reading Freedom of Information Request (no 3, 20 April): complete correspondence, including College Response (late, 6 June)

An apology to all recent and current WYO children

(Post made at 0910 UK time on 03 Jun 2017. This post is made on a personal basis, as a member - and until 4 February 2017 Chairman -of SWYM because of my significant concerns about some aspects of the running of the musically excellent Wessex Youth Orchestra, and about recent aspects of the governance … Continue reading An apology to all recent and current WYO children

Formal complaint now with Bournemouth and Poole College

(Post made at 0924 UK time on 20 May 2017. This post is made on a personal basis, as a member - and until 4 February 2017 Chairman -of SWYM because of my significant concerns about some aspects of the running of the musically excellent Wessex Youth Orchestra, and about recent aspects of the governance … Continue reading Formal complaint now with Bournemouth and Poole College