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OUR SCHOOL POLICIES

At Studio 86, we value open communication and strive to address any concerns promptly. Parents are encouraged to reach out to us with any questions or issues they may have. As the founder, I pride myself on being highly approachable and am committed to resolving any problems that may arise. By fostering a culture of transparency and collaboration, we ensure that Studio 86 continues to operate smoothly and grows in its professional manner.

SAFEGUARDING

 
Studio 86  adhere to:
 
http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-children-and-young-people/safeguarding-children-and-young-people
 
 

  • Derby and Derbyshire Joint Safeguarding Children Procedures - www.derby.gov.uk

  • What to do if you are worried that a child is being abused (Department For Education and Skills 2006)

  • Information sharing guidance for practitioners and managers (Department for children, schools and families 2008)

  • Guidance for licence holders and Chaperones (Derby City Council 2009)

STATEMENT

The welfare and safety of all the children who attend Studio 86 is of paramount importance, therefore should any concerns about the welfare and safety of a child arise, Studio 86 have a duty to follow Safeguarding Children Procedures.


Studio 86  will seek advice, share concerns and information and if necessary make a referral to the Children and Young People’s Social Care Department or the Police.


 

KEY POINTS

  • Studio 86 will ensure that the appropriate checks are made of teachers, trainers and chaperones working with pupils.

  •  Studio 86 will ensure that the teachers, trainers and chaperones are aware of their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding children and receive appropriate training to help them carry our their roles in a responsible and competent manner.

  • Studio 86 will aim to provide a safe and positive environment for the pupils and will ensure that the correct pupil/staff ratio is adhered to with each class.

  • Parents will be advised to supervise their children when they are not in their class and remain on site with the younger pupils. Parent/Carer emergency contact numbers are required and need to be kept up to date.

  • Studio 86 will listen and take seriously any concerns raised or shared by the pupil, parent/carer and seek appropriate advice and support in order to safeguard the welfare and safety of the pupil.

  • Studio 86 will document any concerns about the welfare and safety of a pupil and take appropriate action by following the Derby and Derbyshire Joint Safeguarding Children Procedures (www.derby.gov.uk)

  • Studio 86 will aim to prevent and respond to any evidence of bullying or inappropriate behaviour.

  • Studio 86 will take very seriously any allegations made against any teacher, trainee, volunteer or chaperone, by a pupil or the parent/carer, and follow Derby and Derbyshire Joint Safeguarding Children Procedures (Allegations of abuse made against a person who works with children) - www.derby.gov.uk

USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS

Children and Young People Social Care Department
First Contact Team 01332 641172

 

Police – Central Referral Unit
Telephone: 01773 572058 /59 / 73

 

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
Telephone: 0800 800 500

 

Child Line
Telephone: 0800 1111

GDPR + DATA

At Studio 86, we are committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of our students, parents, and website visitors. We adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements to ensure that any information collected or processed is done so lawfully, fairly, and transparently.

We collect personal data only for specified and legitimate purposes, such as managing class registrations, communicating important updates, and providing a personalised experience on our website. We do not share or sell personal data to third parties for marketing purposes.

Studio 86 takes appropriate measures to safeguard the security and confidentiality of personal data, including encryption, access controls, and regular security assessments. We ensure that our staff are trained in data protection practices and understand their responsibilities regarding data handling.

Our website may use cookies to enhance user experience and collect analytics data. By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about how we handle your personal data, please contact us at studio86@live.com For more information about your rights under GDPR and how we process personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Thank you for entrusting Studio 86 with your personal information. We are committed to maintaining your privacy and earning your trust.

UNIFORM

We kindly request that all students wear the designated uniform whenever possible, which can be conveniently ordered through our online uniform store. Upon placing your order, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you when your uniform is ready for collection at the studio where you attend classes. For girls, the uniform includes black leggings or shorts, a Studio 86 T-shirt or hoodie, and appropriate footwear such as pumps, jazz shoes, or trainers. Boys are encouraged to wear a Studio 86 T-shirt or hoodie, black shorts in the summer, black tracksuit bottoms in the winter, and suitable footwear. Additionally, students in Lyrical Ballet and Acro Gymnastics are required to wear a leotard or catsuit, with the colour dependent on their level.

BEHAVIOUR + CONDUCT

At Studio 86, we maintain a fun and creative teaching environment while fostering mutual respect between instructors and students. We expect children to arrive punctually and ready to participate, ensuring optimal teaching and learning conditions. While behavioural issues are rare, we have established clear steps to address them if they do occur. These steps include verbal reminders and, if necessary, temporary removal from the class environment. Parents or carers will be promptly informed in such instances, and constructive feedback will be provided to encourage positive behaviour. We believe in acknowledging and celebrating students' achievements, reinforcing a positive learning experience through verbal praise and incentives.

FACEBOOK POLICY

In response to concerns surrounding social media, we have created a dedicated Facebook page for parents and students who wish to stay connected in this way. This account is solely intended for quick communication and inquiries related to the school, with no personal information shared. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our students, ensuring that photos or videos posted will never identify children by name. If any issues arise regarding the use of this account, please notify us immediately, and appropriate action will be taken to address your concerns.

PAYMENT

To streamline our payment process, we have implemented a convenient monthly subscription system. New students are offered a free trial session during their first week, followed by a settling-in period where classes are paid for on a pay-as-you-go basis until the end of the month. Subsequently, students are provided with a payment plan outlining monthly fees for the entire year in advance. Payments are due before the first of each month, and details can be found on our website's timetable page. We understand that circumstances may arise, so please feel free to reach out if you encounter any issues with payment. Please note that failure to pay fees may result in students being unable to attend classes or events. Additionally, we require one month's notice and payment for any class withdrawals. In the event of a cancelled class, alternative arrangements will be offered or fees will be deducted from the following month's payment.

EXAMS

At Studio 86, we offer a comprehensive range of exams and medal tests in various dance disciplines, including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Acro, Street Dance, Lyrical, and Cheerleading. Exams typically take place during the Summer term, with an awards evening held in the Autumn term to celebrate our students' achievements. If you have any questions regarding our exam guidelines or pricing, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to support you every step of the way on your dance journey!

THIS POLICY WAS UPDATED ON 25/2/2024

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