AMDS - TERMS & CONDITIONS FEES TERM DATES FOR PAYMENT 26th Aug 18 11th Nov 18 4th Feb 19 28th April 19 Fees must be paid prior, or on the first day of each new block. There are 4 payment blocks of 9 weeks in the year. A late fee charge of £10 will be made on fees not paid that incur more than one reminder. Notice of leaving the school must be given prior to the start of a new block or payment will be due. No refunds will be made if a pupil leaves mid term. In case of absence or personal holidays no fees will be refunded. Absences of 3 weeks or over, due to medical advice can have fees carried forward on account by arrangement. SAFETY Safe practice is expected in all our classes and pupils participate at their own risk. It is the responsibility of the pupil or parent to inform the teaching staff of any injury or medical condition prior to participating in class. From time to time it is necessary for the teachers to use physical contact when helping to improve pupils’ posture or assist in movements. This includes physical contact between students ie. holding hands.
PROPERTY Property and belongings are brought to and / or left at the school entirely at the pupils own risk. We highly recommend that all garments are clearly named and valuables are avoided where possible. The school will accept no liability for loss or damage to any property or belongings.
CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
Students are expected to:
Be dressed appropriately for class in the regulation uniform
Arrive promptly for class to avoid disruption
Follow all instruction and guidance from staff
Accept correction and work to the best of their individual ability
Work cooperatively with other students in their class
Work quietly and respectfully with staff and other students
Encourage and support all students in their class and in the school
Attend regularly and also work at home
Switch off all mobile phones or electronic devices whilst in class
Parents are expected to: 1. Support and encourage all AMDS students 2. Support their child to reach their full potential 3. Accept and respect the professional opinion of AMDS staff 4. Ensure young children have been to the toilet prior to class 5. Encourage punctuality 6. Encourage & praise their childs ability and achievements
Staff are expected to:
Follow the professional Code of Conduct for dance teachers
Treat all students equally regardless of their background or ability
Encourage students to mix in class by working in pairs/groups as appropriate
Work with students and parents to help new enrolments ‘settle in’
Maintain a high level of behaviour and discipline in the studio
Listen to and respect the opinions of students and parents
Be vigilant to incidents of intimidation or bullying
DISCIPLINE General nuisance behaviour: (e.g. lack of attention, disruption and incorrect uniform) Student(s) will be given a verbal warning. Persistent disruption will be reported to parents. Allegation of bullying: Staff will speak to both parties to investigate the circumstances of the incidents. Verbal warnings may be given. Staff will record reported incidents. Serious disruptive/aggressive/abusive behaviour: Parents will be contacted. After discussion with the parents, arrangements will be made to support the students. In extreme circumstances, where no reasonable solution can be made, then the disruptive student may be asked to leave the dance school.
Behaviour out with the studio Students are expected to maintain good discipline out with the studio, however our staff are unable to supervise changing areas. Students should report any incidents to staff or their parent. Staff are responsible for pupils only within class time. Students are expected to treat facilities with respect and behave accordingly when on hired premises. Parents are respectfully asked not to wait in changing areas during classes, where possible. To promote a spirit of fairness, cooperation and enjoyment, we encourage both students and parents associated with AMDS to show respect and encouragement to students and staff from other dance schools.
Andrea Mannion Dance School (AMDS) is committed to creating an environment that enables children and young people to learn and develop in a safe, understanding and encouraging environment.
AMDS recognises that it is a privilege and also a great responsibility to work with children and young people. Parents/Guardians trust the AMDS to look after their children, and to care for them, give leadership, and keep them safe. AMDS is committed to fulfil that trust.
AMDS will take appropriate steps to ensure that children and young people are not exposed to reasonably foreseeable risk of injury, whether to their physical or mental health and well-being. AMDS is committed to the protection and the safeguarding of all children and young people who attend its activities.
Children & young people- refers to persons under the age of 18.
2.AMDS endeavours to safeguard children and young people by, recognising it's 'Duty of Care', by adopting child protection guidelines through:
Ensuring that staff, assistants, helpers and volunteers respond appropriately should abuse be reported and incidents of abuse are fully recorded.
A child protection code of conduct for staff, assistants, helpers and volunteers.
Establishing clear procedures for complaints and concerns.
Ensuring that procedures for recruitment and selection of staff, assistants, helpers and volunteers are rigorous, clear, fair and uniformly applied.
Providing effective management for staff and assistants, helpers and volunteers through supervision, support and training.
Monitoring and reviewing the Child Protection Policy
Policy Aims • Demonstrate AMDS commitment to safeguarding all children and young people who use our services • Provide information and support to staff, assistants and volunteers in relation to child protection. • Provide a clear and effective framework for staff, assistants and volunteers for safeguarding children. This policy reads alongside AMDS code of behaviour
GDPR Information Notice In order to run the AMDS efficiently it is necessary to collect Data for our customers. We require a transparent policy and consent for storage and usage of this data. It is recognised that those individuals aged 13 & over should give this consent for themselves and children under 13 require to have a parents’ consent. This data will include Name DOB Address Electronic contact ( email usually) Where necessary, health considerations relevant to class & caring for the pupils.
All data is stored electronically on password secured laptop accessible only by the school Principal There is a back-up file on a separate hard drive stored in a locked file cabinet. emergency list of contact numbers is carried by principal to class. Forms of coding and encryption are being considered. Information is needed to compile registers, organise show and track payments. Email and home address is used only for contact regarding these topics and to forward class information and missed letters or communications. Notification of class changes & cancellation will be made by telephone, text or email. Where social media contacts have been made, they will be used only for relaying class information and concerns, along with notification of class changes & cancellation where relevant. All information will be held for the duration of school attendance and will be removed on notice of leaving the school or within 12 weeks of absence without notice. Any data stored is used solely for school administration purposes and not passed out with the organisation. The exception to this is the necessity to share information ( name & DoB only) with the Royal Academy of Dance for those pupils sitting the examinations. The AMDS consent form will cover this eventuality. The RAD is compliant with GDPR. Separate consent will be sought for the different principles. Photographs used will not be tagged or identified. Where this may be necessary (congratulatory etc.) specific consent will be sought at the time. Videography of the annual show is common practice and copies availably by pupil order only. Requests to remove held data will be considered along with the effect on service this will have.
Further updates will be provided as the system develops and is underway, if any changes are required. Any queries or concerns can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org