You must be a customer of developpe dance and over the age of 18
Developpe Dance believes that:
• The welfare of children is vital
• All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse
• All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
• All staff (paid/voluntary) working in dance have a responsibility to report concerns to the principal or other identified staff
The dance school has a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in dance from harm. All children have a right to protection and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. The dance school will ensure the safety and protection of all children involved in dance through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines. A child is defined as under 18 The Children Act 1989.
1. It is the policy of the school to provide efficient, up-to-date, enjoyable and safe instruction in dance to all pupils who enrol in the school or join in the classes or activities.
2. The premises and equipment will be checked regularly for any defects or faults that exist or may have developed which might present hazards to any attending the premises.
3. The premises will be cleaned regularly to prevent any hazard to health from accumulated dirt or rubbish.
4. All instruction will be geared to the previous experience and abilities of the pupil(s) and no person will be required to perform movements beyond their intrinsic capabilities. Staff will be sensitive to all pupils’ religious beliefs and culture.
5. No energetic instruction will be given without pupils undergoing a “warm-up” session, and after an energetic session completing a “warm-down” session.
6. If smoking is permitted it will be restricted to areas where ventilation is adequate and to which young children will not be admitted.
7. A day book will be kept to allow records to be kept of any incident in the school, injuries of any nature to staff or pupils and the dates when fire extinguishers, fire alarms and so on have been serviced.
8. No very young pupil will be allowed to leave the school premises until collected by a parent, guardian or other adult authorised to do so by a parent or guardian. A member of staff will remain on the premises until all pupils have left.
9. No pupil under age 16 will be driven home by a member of staff in his/her car without the permission of a parent or guardian or in the event of an emergency.
10. Normally no member of staff will be alone with a young pupil for any substantial period of time without the consent of a parent or other authorised person.
11. If appropriate, changing facilities will be provided. Where possible parents should supervise their own children in the changing area otherwise supervision will not be by a single adult.
12. No child may be photographed or videoed without the consent of parent or guardian.
13. Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) / Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) checks to be made. For further information: http://www.ddc.uk.net/IDTA/ http://www.isa.homeoffice.gov.uk/
14. Only suitably qualified persons will be employed in a teaching capacity while any student engaged to assist with teaching will only work under the supervision of a qualified member of staff.
15. In the event of activities outside the school premises the instructors will regard themselves as being in “loco parentis” and, so far as applicable and within their control, apply the preceding and subsequent guide lines as if the event was in their own studio.
16. Teachers will avoid any unnecessary physical contact with pupils. However, parents should understand that some aspects of teaching involve some contact. Where it is necessary teachers will use the utmost discretion and, in any event, not do so without another adult in the room.
17. The school principal(s) will ensure that s/he and the members of staff are properly covered against incidents involving public liability and professional negligence insurance.
18. The school principal(s) undertake not to involve in misleading or false advertising.
19. No form of discrimination, by religion, colour, the child’s background and so on will be tolerated in the school.
20. At all times, all staff will endeavour to keep the highest standards of instruction and behaviour. The school principals retain the right to discharge from the school with 3 warnings any pupil who persistently disrupts the tuition, uses offensive language, or other anti-social behaviour.
• Class Prices have increased to reduce class sizes for social distancing, pay for hall fees due to longer hiring times for cleaning & transition periods between classes
o 45 min lesson – £5.00 per student
o 60 min lesson - £6.00 per student
o Private Lesson – £30.00 per hour
• Parents will not be allowed on premises unless for a private lesson, to reduce numbers in the building to provide good social distancing. Please wait outside the premises Miss Georgia will collect the students from the front door.
• Only Personal Water Bottles will be aloud on site. No drinks will be given out to students. (these must have their name on). Food will not be allowed in our halls.
• Students must be wearing their uniform before coming to class we will not help them get changed apart from changing footwear
• Dance shoes should be in a dance bag. and will be put on/took off in the entrance hall before and after the class and given their own space to leave their belongings
• Students will be made to wash their hands before and after entering in the main hall.
• Students will be given their own space to dance in which will be clearly laid out on the floor with floor markings. if they refuse to stick to our social distancing Guidelines, they will be asked to leave till they can comply.
• If you your child or any member of your family have any flu/cold/corona virus symptoms, please do not bring them to class. we will not allow them in and will be sent home. Either isolate for 2 weeks or give us medical proof that it is not Covid 19.
• Hand sanitizer, Hand wash and tissues will be available for all student to use. If you wish for you child to bring their own, then that is acceptable.
• Masks/PPE do not have to be worn but are allowed.
• Music will not be played at a loud volume to reduce the chance of shouting
• All doors & windows will be open apart from fire doors/ main entrance to reduce touching of door handles and improve ventilation.
• Sticker charts and paperwork will not be given out anymore. As we are going paperless to reduce the spread.
• Cash will no longer be taken, and all payments must be done online through our parent portal.
• You can order uniform though www.dev.mydancestore.co.uk to reduce the amount of people touching your clothes. These are delivered straight to your home.
• If you wish to see our Covid 19 risk assessments per hall, ask Miss Georgia and she will send it to you.
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and replaces the previous Data Protection
Directives that were in place. It was approved by the EU Parliament in 2016 and comes into effect on 25th May 2018.
GDPR states that personal data should be ‘processed fairly & lawfully’ and ‘collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes’ and that individuals data is not processed without their knowledge and are only processed with their ‘explicit’ consent. GDPR covers personal data relating to individuals. Developpe Dance is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of children's, parents, visitors and staff personal data.
The Data Protection Act gives individuals the right to know what information is held about them. It provides a framework to ensure that personal information is handled properly.
Developpe Dance registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) under registration reference: A8295800 Certificates can be shown at request.
GDPR includes 7 rights for individuals
1) The right to be informed
Developpe Dance is a registered Performing Arts provider with IDTA and as so, is required to collect and manage certain data. We need to know parent’s names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses. We need to know children’s’ full names, addresses, date of birth, along with any SEN requirements.
We are required to collect certain details of visitors to our dance school. We need to know visits names, telephone numbers, and where appropriate company name. This is in respect of our Health and Safety and Safeguarding Policies.
As an employer Developpe Dance is required to hold data on its Teachers; names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, National Insurance numbers, photographic ID such as passport and driver’s license, bank details. This information is also required for Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS) and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. This information is sent via a secure file transfer system to Capita for the processing of DBS checks. DBS Numbers and date of issue are also held on a central staffing record.
2) The right of access
At any point an individual can make a request relating to their data Developpe Dance will need to provide a response (within 1 month). Developpe Dance can refuse a request, if we have a lawful obligation to retain data but we will inform the individual of the reasons for the rejection. The individual will have the right to complain to the ICO if they are not happy with the decision.
3) The right to erasure
You have the right to request the deletion of your data where there is no compelling reason for its continued use. However, Developpe Dance has a legal duty to keep children’s and parents details for a reasonable time*, Developpe Dance retains these records for 3 years after leaving pre-school, children's accident and injury records for 19 years (or until the child reaches 21 years), and 22 years (or until the child reaches 24 years) for Child Protection records. Staff records must be kept for 6 years after the member of leaves employment, before they can be erased. This data is archived securely inside of the I.D.T.A Masterclass app and the Paper copies will be shredded
4) The right to restrict processing
Parents, visitors and staff can object to Developpe Dance processing their data. This means that records can be stored but must not be used in any way, for example reports or for communications.
5) The right to data portability
Developpe Dance requires data to be transferred from one IT system to another; such as from Developpe Dance to the Local Authority, for performance BOPA licences, and dance Associations for examinations. These recipients use secure file transfer systems and have their own policies and procedures in place in relation to GDPR.
6) The right to object
Parents, visitors and staff can object to their data being used for certain activities like marketing or research.
7) The right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
Automated decisions and profiling are used for marketing-based organisations. Developpe Dance does not use personal data for such purposes.
Storage and use of personal information
All paper copies of children's and staff records are kept in a locked filing cabinet in Miss Georgia’s Home Address. Members of staff can have access to these files but information taken from the files about individual children is confidential and apart from archiving, these records remain on site at all times. These records are shredded after the retention period.
Information about individual children is used in certain documents, such as, a weekly register, medication forms, referrals to external agencies and disclosure forms. These documents include data such as children's names, date of birth and sometimes address. These records are shredded after the relevant retention period.
Developpe Dance collects a large amount of personal data every year including; names and addresses of those on the waiting list. These records are shredded if the child does not attend or added to the child’s file and stored appropriately.
Information regarding families’ involvement with other agencies is stored both electronically on a Password protected File and in paper format, this information is kept in a locked filing cabinet on Miss Georgia’s home address. These records are shredded after the relevant retention period.
Developpe Dance stores personal data held visually in photographs or video clips or as sound recordings, unless written consent has been obtained via the admissions form. No names are stored with images in photo albums, displays, on the website or on Developpe Dance social media sites. Photos, videos and sound recording will only be used for advertising and social media.
Access to all Office computers is password protected. When a member of staff leaves the company these passwords are changed in line with this policy and our Safeguarding policy. Any portable data storage used to store personal data, e.g. USB memory stick, are password protected and/or stored in a locked filing cabinet.
GDPR means that Developpe Dance must;
* Manage and process personal data properly
* Protect the individual’s rights to privacy
* Provide an individual with access to all personal information held on them
Developpe Dance takes seriously their responsibility to ensure the safety of their pupils. All pupils must complete a Registration Form when joining the school with clear information regarding emergency contacts and any relevant medical history.
A copy of emergency contact numbers will be kept with Miss Georgia
1. It is the parent's responsibility to notify the school of any changes to their emergency contact details & Medical changes
2. In case of a Fire emergency all teachers have a clear understanding of responsibilities. They must be understood by all following the procedures of the relevant centre.
3. The School will undertake regular assessment of risks regarding premises hired and any concerns will be raised with the providers
4. We are committed to ensuring all employees/volunteers are competent to do their tasks and to give them adequate training
5. It is the schools responsibility to keep a fully equipped First Aid Box at all hired premises. In case of an incident – an Accident / Incident report must be made
6. If required the school will contact the emergency services first, then the parent / guardian of the student(s) involved by the telephone number that is kept with Miss Georgia
7. Parents understand that dance is as active as engagement as any sport, and whilst every effort is made to avoid them, injuries can happen. The school accepts no responsibility for injuries sustained via any means other than a teacher's negligence
8. Pupils will be supervised during class time only and parents / carers must ensure the safety of their children in the waiting, changing and toilet areas
9. Students/parents or guardians should inform the teacher of any special health considerations or existing injuries before participating in class
10. Parents must be responsible for ensuring your child's punctuality. Teachers are not available to supervise late pickups. Students may be refused entry if they are continuously late for class as they are missing out on warming up safely for class. If you are late to pick your child up for 3 times in a row with no attempt to contact the school we will add a late fee of £5 if it keeps recurring we will seek advice from social services
11. Dress code must be observed at all times, especially footwear for safe dance practice. Only indoor dance shoes to be worn in the studio to protect the floor and for health and safety
12. Pupils should not wear any jewellery that may pose a risk to themselves or others (stud earrings, and jewellery worn for religious or cultural reasons are acceptable) as we cant take jewellery of your children or yourself you do it at your own risk.
13. No food (or chewing gum) is allowed in the studio. Water is permitted in cap bottles
14. Please ensure that the elastics on your child's ballet shoes are secure and neither too loose nor too tight
If your child is more than ten minutes late then they will not be allowed to participate in the class as we will have warmed up by this point and it is not safe for your child to join a class without warming up.
Collecting your child
All parents/carers must come into the centre to collect their child if they are under 12yrs. Young children will not be allowed to walk out into the car park by their selves, it is also not the responsibility of assistant teachers to walk students out to the car parks. Please refer to No.10 of the heath and safety policy to see consequences for not collecting your child on time
We use this information to get in contact with you to do with about class information e.g. Cancelations, new classes, exam information and performance information, This information is stored on DanceStudio Pro. We will only share information with a 3rd party if you have agreed for exam or performance purposes. otherwise we will not share any of your information.
The principal of Developpe Dance has public liability insurance and the certificate is displayed in the information folder, which is avaliable during class time. Any other teacher who teaches classes either temporarily or employed will be either covered via our insurance, or will have their own personal insurance.
Developpe Dance has a strict no drugs & alcohol policy. Any pupil, teacher or volunteer found using drugs or alcohol whilst attending classes or working at the school, will be presented with a verbal warning & if persists expulsion.smoking is not permitted anywhere within the centres where lessons take place. This is due to the health hazards of smoking and passive smoking, and also because the centres regularly hold activities which involve young children. This also includes vapingParents will be advised if the pupil is under the age of 18 years.
Developpe Dance states that any unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated, either within the Dance Studio or at any event/performance where Developpe Dance is being represented.
Unacceptable behaviour may result in the pupil's exclusion from the school. Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated off parents/carers or other family members and could result in parent/carers or family members been banned from events/performances.
Unacceptable behaviour includes - swearing, spitting, fighting and derogatory comments towards others.
Most importantly whilst at examinations/performances/events you are all ambassadors and representatives of the Developpe Dance and we expect you to behave in a manner showing this.
You are encouraged to fully support your school and the dancers within it.
Should any issues arise that are a cause for concern, please let Miss Georgia know and we will deal with the situation appropriately.
After attending the dance school for one month you will be expected to wear the correct dance uniform. Students need to ensure they are wearing the Developpe Dance uniform to lessons, no other brands or logos should be worn, To ensure health and safety is met during lessons students should not wear jewellery, tie their hair back and not chew gum during lessons.
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