CODE OF PRACTICE
The following practices are in place.
– Teachers and guest teachers have an up-to-date DBS Disclosure.
– The school has public liability insurance that is renewed each year.
– Teachers have Registered teacher status with the Royal Academy of Dance and undertake professional development courses to ensure that their knowledge is up to date.
CODE OF CONDUCT
High standards of behaviour are expected of dancers to encourage discipline and respect for others. This includes listening attentively and avoiding disturbing the learning and concentration of others, arriving on time for class and regular attendance.
In the course of teaching dance it is necessary at times to touch pupils to adjust posture or to correct a position. This is in accordance with standard practice that avoids touching sensitive parts of the body. A student who feels uncomfortable with being touched may approach the teacher in confidence and ask her/him not to do so in future.
Personal information is limited to that which you fill out on the registration form when enrolling. This includes: name of student, address, telephone numbers, email address and voluntary information on any medical condition that might affect his/her physicality.
You are asked to sign that you have read and taken note of the Terms & Conditions as printed in the timetable and to sign and date the form.
This information is never shared with third parties and is not used for direct marketing.
The name and address (but not the email address) are also stored on an electronic database for the purpose of administration and issuing invoices. This is password protected and only used by the School Principal.
The information is kept for a reasonable period of time after the contract ends and a student leaves the school and then paper forms are destroyed.
You may enquire at any time to see a copy of your personal information held by the school.
Written permission will always be sought before an image of a student is used for marketing or for the school website.