Policy Statement

INDEX:

 

1. Code of Conduct

2. Student and Parent Commitment 

3. Child Protection

4. Health and Safety

5. Your information

 

 

 

1. Code of Conduct

 

Amy's Dance Academy's commitment to Students and Parents.

 

1.1. Integrity:

Amy's Dance Academy will act in all matters with the utmost integrity allowing students and their families to expect to be treated with honesty, consideration and respect.

 

1.2. Competence:

Amy's Dance Academy will operate within the limits of the teachers’ qualifications, experience and expertise. All classes will be planned to an appropriate level to facilitate the needs of the students providing feedback in a positive and encouraging way to aid development always adhering to the highest possible standards.

 

1.3. Professionalism:

Amy's Dance Academy will ensure safety is always paramount and the facilities used for practice are adequate to meet the needs of the students. 

 

2 Student and Parents commitment to Amy's Dance Academy

 

2.1. Respect for Others:

Students and Parents are requested to treat others as they would expect to be treated themselves. Amy's Dance Academy is a happy place for children and all members and their families are requested to invest in that.

 

2.2. Commitment:

Whilst it is appreciated that absence is sometimes unavoidable students and parents are asked to make every effort to attend and if it really is not possible, please send a courtesy email.

 

2.3. Appearance:

Students should arrive in suitable attire for ballet e.g. for girls: ballet dress/leotard, tights/socks and ballet shoes with long hair securely tied back in a ponytail or bun. For boys: shorts and t-shirt and ballet shoes. 

 

2.4. Safety:

Amy's Dance Academy has a Child Protection Policy and a Health and Safety Policy, parents are requested to be aware of these policies in the interest of serving the wellbeing of the children. Parents are asked to disclose any medical information, allergies or injuries that students may have on the registration form and to provide any amendments to this information if necessary. Parents are also asked to recognize that as with any physical activity there can be a risk of injury and therefore release Amy's Dance Academy and its teachers from any liability.

 

2.5. Interruptions:

Parents/carers are requested to bring their children ready to start the class on time. It is disruptive to the class when a child is late, and children benefit more and settle into the class when on time.

 

2.6. Photography and Filming:

a.You grant to Amy's Dance Academy, the right to take photographs/video of your child whilst participating in dance classes/activities run by Amy's Dance Academy.

b.You acknowledge that Amy's Dance Academy will use such images/video for promotional purposes across various media including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Amy's Dance Academy website, newsletters (print/online), print collateral etc.

c.You hereby permit Amy's Dance Academy  to use said images/video in a lawful manner for the purposes described above.

d.You understand that your consent can be withdrawn at anytime upon written notice.

e. Parents/carers are requested not to take any photographs or video of any of the children in Amy's Dance Academy classes, unless consented to do so.

 

 

3. Child Protection

 

3.1 Amy's Dance Academy aims to provide a happy and safe environment where children can learn to dance. 

 

3.2Amy's Dance Academy believes children have the right to be safe and secure and free from threat, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, or beliefs.

 

3.3 Amy's Dance Academy will act with integrity, treating children with respect, listening to their concerns and acting upon them.

 

3.4 Amy's Dance Academy Code of Conduct commitment to Students and Parents will ensure that students will receive professional tuition from a teacher within appropriate facilities following safe practice.

 

3.5 Amy's Dance Academy will adhere to the following Rules and Guidelines with regards to Photography and Filming:

a. Images of Children posted on www.amysdanceacademy.co.uk will be identified by their first name only.

b. Only images deemed suitable will be used.

c. Anyone with any concerns about images posted on the website/social media can speak to Amy's Dance Academy.

d. The expectations for parents or spectators who wish to take photographs or film at an event are to avoid inappropriate or intrusive photography. Any child or parent who has concerns regarding inappropriate photography must report their concerns to Amy's Dance Academy, who will act in the same manner as they would with any other child protection concern.

 

3.6 Any person teaching for Amy's Dance Academy will be in receipt of a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB)  disclosure / Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) certificate.

 

 

4. Health and Safety

 

Amy's Dance Academy is committed to the Health and Safety for everyone involved in the school.

 

4.1 The halls/studios that we hire from are responsible for the buildings maintenance, maintenance of safety appliances such as fire extinguishers, electrical safety, maintenance of toilet and kitchen areas, maintenance of heating systems and general cleaning of the facilities.

4.1.2 The landlord of The Studio that we rent is responsible for the buildings maintenance. Amy's Dance Academy/ Beacon Arts are responsible for maintenance of safety appliances such as fire extinguishers, electrical safety, maintenance of toilet and kitchen areas, maintenance of heating systems and general cleaning of the facilities.

 

4.2 While the above responsibilities for risk assessments lie with halls/studios that we hire from,  anyone who has concerns about the safety of the building, or is aware of risk is to report it to Amy's Dance Academy who will then inform the relevant authority.

 

4.3 Fire exits are prominently displayed within all buildings that Amy's Dance Academy use and all teachers are aware of what action to take in the event of a fire.

 

4.4 In the case of an accident causing injury, first aid boxes with basic supplies are available, for more serious injuries, dependant on the extent of an injury, professional medical assistance will be requested either by calling the emergency services (999). In all cases parents will be informed, in the case of minor injuries at the end of class, when professional medical assistance is required they will be informed immediately.

 

 

5. Your information

 

How Information about you will be used:

 

Amy's Dance Academy will keep your information on record and will add it to our student database. This will enable us to send you relevant information based on your enquiry and where required, book you into a class that you have enquired about. 

 

Amy's Dance Academy do not share or distribute your information to organisations outside of Amy's Dance Academy unless required to do so by law. 

 

You do not have to give any of the details asked for in the forms if you prefer not to, however, it will help us to provide the most relevant information if you do. 

 

 

 

 

 

All Amy's Dance Academy teachers have public liability insurance.

ADDRESS

The Studio 

3 Boss Avenue

Grovebury Road

Leighton Buzzard

LU7 4SD

CONTACT

amy@amysdanceacademy.co.uk

07546 056805

01525 210410

 

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