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Health & Safety

GENERAL POLICY STATEMENT

The dancing School is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of others, so far as is reasonably practicable. We fully accept our responsibility for other persons who may be affected by our activities and will take steps to ensure that our statutory duties are met at all times. The dancing school will ensure that all processes and systems of work are designed to take account of health and safety and are properly supervised at all times.

Competent people/specialists from outside the organisation will be appointed to assist us in meeting our statutory duties.

The successful implementation of this policy requires total commitment from all the teaching staff. Each individual has a legal obligation to take reasonable care for their own health and safety, and for the safety of other people who may be affected by their acts or omissions. Full details of the organisation and arrangements for health and safety are set out in separate documents.

This policy will be regularly monitored to ensure that the objectives are achieved and that there is a continuous improvement of health and safety standards. It will be reviewed annually and, if necessary, revised in the light of legislative or organisational changes.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

Policy Statement | Class Registration | Restrictions on Leaving Class | Staffing | Photography

Policy Statement

The Lytton School of Dance accepts it responsibilities for the health safety and welfare of children that have been placed in its care by Parents whose children are participating in the school activities. Although the Protection of Children Act 1999 is not mandatory for this organisation it will take advantage of the scheme so as to provide a comparable level of safety to children is its care, as afforded with the regulated childcare sector. The school is committed to:

  • Taking into account in all its considerations and activities the interests and well being of young people.
  • Respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom it is working.
  • Taking practicable steps to protect them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

To achieve this the school has devised protective measures, which are outlined in the following arrangements.

Where there is cause for concern over the protection of children, these concerns should be addressed to the Principle of the dancing School.

This policy will be regularly monitored to ensure that the objectives are achieved and that there is a continuous improvement of protective standards. It will be reviewed annually and if necessary, revised in the light of legislative or organisational changes.

The person responsible for ensuring that these arrangements are discharged is: - The principle of the dancing School.

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Class Arrangements

Class Registration

  • When students attend class they are required to register their attendance on arrival
  • Attendance is recorded by placing a tick against their name in the Register

Restrictions on Leaving Class

  • Once students have registered their name in the register they will not be allowed to go outside the dance class building
  • Students under the age of 10 will not be allowed to go outside the dance class building during class, unless the parent has given permission writing
  • At the end of dance class Parents of children under the age of 10 must pick up their child/ren by coming into class

Staffing

  • All staff (Teachers, Student Teachers) will be required to undergo Criminal Record Checks via the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
  • The type of check will be Standard for Student teachers and Enhanced for Teachers
  • Parents of the younger students aged 3 – 5 years who are attending class for the first time will asked to attend class with their child/ren for the first two or three weeks, this is to ensure that the child is happy and confident to be left and to satisfy the parent in the standard of care

Photography

  • Still or Video photography will not be allowed in class unless prior arrangements have been made with the principle
  • The circumstances where photography will allowed (after prior consultation) is where evidence is required for a recognised qualification e.g. NVQ, GCSE, A levels or Duke of Edinburgh Awards
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