CODE OF CONDUCT
For all students, parents, and guardians at Claire Henry School of Dance - expectations in respect of pupils admitted to the Dance School.
The aim of Claire Henry School of Dance is to ensure that all students experience dance in a fun, friendly, positive and safe environment. In order to achieve this, please take note of the following guidelines.
Any student unable or unwilling to profit from the education provided at the school may be asked to withdraw from the school after reasonable notice.
Rules and Regulations
Aggressive, abusive or anti-social behaviour is not tolerated from customers or students in any part of the premises or at any time, whether toward school staff, visitors or other Dance School customers or students. Any customer incident reported to management may result in their account being suspended, with the possibility of being fully withdrawn from the Dance School. Serious incidents may result in immediate withdrawal from the Dance School.
It is vital that students arrive in good time. Those arriving late for class they may miss important information and impede the learning of others.
Regular attendance is extremely important. If students do not attend on a regular basis, then the development of the class and the individual student will be affected. Students’ attendance will be monitored as they prepare for their examinations and assessments, and those who fail to attend classes and additional lessons may be withdrawn.
For insurance and safety reasons, all students must be registered in advance of classes. Claire Henry School of Dance can only take responsibility for enrolled students during class time.
Pupils are expected to behave in an orderly, civilised and well-mannered way and to show respect to their teachers, assistants and other students when attending Claire Henry School of Dance. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations may result in withdrawal. Bullying is not tolerated at Claire Henry School of Dance.
It is extremely important that students arrive dressed and ready for class in full Dance School uniform in order to be able to work correctly and safely in class, and to present a neat and elegant appearance. All students (if hair length permits) from Grade 1 and above should have their hair in a neatly-tied bun. We ask that all students make a concerted effort to come to class wearing a bun or headband for shorter hair.
Should there be a need to change clothing during the course of their class, then staff will assist with getting the student changed in a safe environment. Students will only be changed in the designated changing areas in the presence of other students or teachers, but never alone with one adult.
The use of mobile phones in the changing rooms is strictly prohibited.
Parents and guardians are asked to drop off students directly before the start of their class and to supervise them until the class time. Students are not to be left unattended in the building or car park before or after class. Students must be dropped to the studio door and are the responsibility of the teacher whilst in the studio only.
Students should make sure that they keep their valuable personal items with them at all times. We cannot be held responsible if items go missing.
Remuneration and fees
As per our Terms and Conditions, fees must be paid before the first class of each term. Failure to do so may result in withdrawal.
Claire Henry School of Dance has a ‘duty’ of care’ to provide a safe environment for and to promote the health and well-being of children under the age of 18 years and vulnerable adults. The School will take all reasonable steps to ensure that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is embedded in our contact with them through the training and activities we provide.
Claire Henry School of Dance believes that the welfare of the child is paramount, and that all children and vulnerable adults regardless of age, disability, gender, race, sexual orientation or identity, or religious belief have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.
Data Protection Policy
Claire Henry School of Dance staff members are not at liberty to disclose any information relating to other Dance School students. Student information is confidential and retained in accordance with the Data Protection Policy.
The Dance School’s Privacy Policies are outlined in our Terms and Conditions and can be found on the website.
Visual and Social Media
The Dance School’s Visual Media Policy can be found on the website.
Claire Henry School of Dance will not publish or post any images (static or moving) of children under the age of 18, across any of our online channels without prior consent (and then with minimal personal information).
We ask that all parents, guardians and students ensure that they use social media and the internet in a safe and positive way while on the School premises, and while utilising Wi-Fi on-site. Please report any concerns regarding this subject to the Principal.
Health and Safety
A record of attendance at every class is kept by the School.
Students should wear shoes at all times when walking around the building and make sure that ribbons and laces are tied properly. Outdoor shoes are not to be worn in the studio.
It is essential that students are in the right place at the right time – if late for class they may miss vital information, impede the learning of others, and place themselves at risk of injury should they miss the warm-up section of the class.
Any student who hurts themselves in class or feels unwell should tell their teacher or member of staff immediately.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.
Parents and guardians are asked to drive carefully when dropping off and collecting their children from classes.