Child Protection Policy

Child Protection Policy

  1. It is the policy of the school to provide efficient, up-to-date, enjoyable and safe instruction in dance, singing and acting 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, any issues will be immediately reported to the hall manager.

  3. 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.

  4. No energetic instruction will be given without pupils undergoing a “warm-up” session, and after an energetic session completing a “warm-down” session.

  5. An accident book will be kept to allow records to be kept of any incident in the school, injuries of any nature to staff or pupils.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 except in the event of an emergency.

  8. 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.

  9. The school principal will ensure that she and the members of staff are properly covered against incidents involving public liability and professional negligence insurance.

  10. No form of discrimination, by religion, colour, the child’s background and so on will be tolerated in the school.

  11. At all times, all staff will endeavour to keep the highest standards of instruction and behaviour. The school principal retains the right to discharge from the school any pupil who persistently disrupts the tuition, uses offensive language, or other anti-social behaviour.