Policy Statements

INDEX:

1. Code of Conduct

2. Student and Parent Commitment

3. Child Protection

4. Health and Safety

1. Code of Conduct

Dance and Beats commitment to Students and Parents.

1.1. Integrity:

Dance and Beats 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:

Dance and Beats 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:

Dance and Beats 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 Dance and Beats

2.1. Respect for Others:

Students and Parents are requested to treat others as they would expect to be treated themselves. Dance and Beats 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 or text.

2.3. Appearance:

Students should arrive in suitable attire for dance class, uniform is expected but if not able to wear this children must b3e in suitable clothing for exercise( no trainers, no jeans, no jewellery, no skirts)

2.4. Safety:

Dance and Beats parents are asked up signing a medical form, this must be completed before the child attends a dance class as this serves the interest of the wellbeing of the child. Parents are asked to disclose any medical information, allergies or injuries that students may have on the medical 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 Dance and Beats 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:

Parents/carers are requested not to take any photographs or video of any of the children in Dance and Beats classes, unless consented to do so. Photos and videos will be taken by Dance and Beats when consented on the medical form to do so by a Parent/guardian.

3. Child Protection

3.1 Dance and Beats aims to provide a happy and safe environment where children can learn to dance.

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

3.3 Dance and Beats will act with integrity, treating children with respect, listening to their concerns and acting upon them.

3.4 Dance and Beats 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 Dance and Beats will adhere to the following Rules and Guidelines with regards to Photography and Filming:

a. Any photo taken and posted in public will have only the child’s first name on.

b. Only images deemed suitable will be used.

c. Anyone with any concerns about images posted on the website/social media can speak to Dance and Beats.

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

4. Health and Safety

Dance and Beats 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.

4.2 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 Dance and Beats who will then inform the relevant authority.

4.3 Fire exits are prominently displayed within all buildings that Dance and Beats 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 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.

All Dance and Beats teachers have public liability insurance.