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Our Policies

The Yvonne Gray School of Dance aims to be everyone's "happy place".

Code of Conduct

We believe in providing a happy, friendly and fun atmosphere but to do so requires a certain amount of discipline both in and out of our lessons. All pupils are expected to be polite and respectful to those around them.

Pupils and parents are expected to make sure they are appropriately attired for each class they attend, showing self respect, and safe practice.

Rules & Regulations

  • Missed lessons must be paid for as class overheads are the same whether a student attends or not.
  • No pupil will be allowed to dance unless all fees have been paid.
  • No food or gum may be brought into the studio by a parent, student or sibling. Water bottles with sports cap are allowed. Chewing gum & eating during class is not be allowed.
  • Parents and siblings are not permitted in any dance class unless prior arrangement has been made with the teacher.
  • No cameras or videos are allowed unless consent from the teacher is given.
  • Any photos or dvd's the studio has arranged to be taken of your child may be used for studio publicity.
  • Dress code must be observed at all times, particularly footwear for safe practice. We would expect all pupils not to wear dance footwear outside in order to protect the studio floor and for health and safety.
  • It is understood and agreed that no liability under any circumstances shall be undertaken by the proprietors for loss of personal belongings. Please leave all valuables at home.
  • In the event of a medical emergency, and where a parent cannot be contacted, the guardian authorises Yvonne Gray Dance Studios to seek medical advice for the child.
  • Students are to be neatly groomed with hair suitably off the face.
  • No jewellery is allowed in classes.
  • No responsibility will be taken for students outside of their class times. Please ensure students are collected promptly after their set class. Students are to remain within the dance school building when waiting for parents to collect them. Before and after class, students are expected to be supervised by their parents. Teacher supervision extends only to students in class.
  • Students and their parents are liable for any damages caused to studio property.
  • All shoes & personal belongings should be labelled with the student's name. We take no responsibility for personal items left at any venues.
  • Students/parents or guardians should inform the teacher of any special health considerations or existing injuries before participating in class.
  • Regular attendance is important to the progress of all classes. We appreciate parental support of this.

Class Observation from Parents

Parents are not permitted to disrupt a class in progress. Parents will be informed of open studio days.

Child Safety

Parents are responsible for their child's behaviour and safety on the premises. Children are not permitted in the studios when not participating in the class in progress or allowed to play in the studios when they are vacant.

Uniform

Parents are responsible for purchasing the correct footwear, dancewear and necessary equipment for safety and success in class.

Punctuality

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.

Personal Property

NO responsibility will be taken for personal property. Lost Property will be temporarily held for 4 weeks. All belongings must be clearly labelled with student's full name. Unclaimed lost property will be discarded after 4 weeks.

Photograph and DVD Release

By enrolling at Yvonne Gray School of Dance / Cheer and Dance Supreme, you accept that any photographs or video recordings taken in the course of classes or performances may be used for publicity purposes including our websites.

Anti-Bullying

Guidance

Each Individual is expected to:

  • Respect every child/young person's need for, and rights to, an environment where safety, security, praise, recognition and opportunity for taking responsibility are available.
  • Respect every individual's feelings and views.
  • Recognise that everyone is important and that our differences make each of us special.
  • Show appreciation of others by acknowledging individual qualities, contributions and progress.
  • Ensure safety by having rules and practices carefully explained and displayed for all to see.

Bullying

Bullying will not be accepted or condoned. All forms of bullying will be addressed.

Bullying can include:

  • physical pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching etc
  • name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing and emotional torment through ridicule, humiliation and the continual ignoring of individuals
  • sectarian/racial taunts, graffiti, gestures
  • sexual comments and/or suggestions
  • unwanted physical contact.

Children from ethnic minorities, disabled children, young people who are gay or lesbian, or those with learning difficulties are more vulnerable to this form of abuse and may well be targeted.

Everybody has the responsibility to work together to stop bullying the coach/volunteer, the parent/guardian, the child/young person.

We are commited to the early identification of bullying and prompt, collective action to deal with it.

Support to the child/young person

  • Anyone who reports an incident of bullying will be listened to carefully and be supported, whether it's the child/young person being bullied or the child/young person who is bullying.
  • Any reported incident of bullying will be investigated objectively and will involve listening carefully to all those involved.
  • Children/young people being bullied will be supported and assistance given to uphold their right to train in a safe environment which allows their healthy development.
  • Those who bully will be supported and encouraged to stop bullying.

Support to the parents/guardians

  • Parents/guardians should be advised on policies and procedures in relation to bullying.
  • Any incident of bullying will be discussed with the child/young person's parents/guardians.
  • Parental/guardian advice on action will be sought and agreements made as to what action should be taken.
  • Advice on coping with bullying should be given.
  • Support should be offered to parents/guardians including information on other agencies or support lines.

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Child Protection Policy

Cheer and Dance Supreme and the Yvonne Gray School of Dance believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by a commitment to practice which protects them.

We recognise that:

  • the welfare of the child/young person is paramount
  • all children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.
  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and their agencies is essential in promoting young people's welfare.

The purpose of the policy:

  • To provide protection for the children and young people who receive our services, including the children of adult members or users.
  • To provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm.
  • This policy applies to all paid staff, volunteers, students or anyone working on behalf of the Yvonne Gray School of Dance or Cheer and Dance Supreme.

We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:

  • valuing them, listening to and respecting them.
  • adopting child protection guidelines through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers.
  • recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.
  • sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents,staff and volunteers.
  • sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately.
  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.
  • We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.