Policies & Procedures
Janis Anderson School of Dancing is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff, visitors and parents to share this commitment. It is every dance schools statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, as outlined by the DFE in its publication Keeping Children Safe in Education.
This means that the dance school must protect children from maltreatment, prevent impairment of children’s health or development, ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provisions of safe and effective care and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes in life.
Our safe guarding officer is Jennie Donnachie (Principal). We promote an ethos where children and parents feel comfortable sharing their concerns about their safety and well being of others.
Child protection is everybody’s responsibility and all people in the dance school community have a duty to act on any concern. If you are concerned about the safety of any child in our dance school, you must report this to the designated safeguarding leads - Jennie Donnachie. If you are concerned about the conduct of an instructor or a volunteer in our dance school, you must contact the Principal Jennie Donnachie.
Photographs must not be taken (or recordings made) whilst on site unless authorised by the dance school to do so.
Child protection policy
1. Ensuring a DBS (formerly CRB) check against all staff.
2. Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
3. Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
The school will endeavor to: – Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to. – Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried. T
his policy applied to both children under 18 years and vulnerable adults. We have a duty of care to safeguard all children from harm whilst involved in tuition, practice and performance DURING THE TIME THEY ARE IN CLASS UNDER SUPERVISION.
Our Child Protection Policy is to follow good practice guidelines. These guidelines cover physical injury, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and staff are made aware of their responsibilities which include avoiding unnecessary physical contact and/or private or unobserved situations.
Parents are asked to sign the enrolment form this will be a disclaimer for all parents/guardians/carers to give their permission for photographs and/or video recordings to be taken from time to time by school staff or appointed professionals for promotional material for the school and social media. If any parent/guardian/ carer objects to this, it is their responsibility to ensure that the principal is made aware.
Behaviour Policy 2020 Standards of Behaviour expected:
All members of the dance school community are expected to: be responsible for their own actions and know how to behave. ▪ show self-discipline and support others.
▪ have good manners and be polite.
▪ show understanding and respect towards each other and others’ property.
▪ display positive attitudes to school and work which emphasises high standards.
Here at Janis Anderson School of Dancing we do not tolerate bullying of any kind and It is expected that parents will support us in encouraging their children to show respect and support our authority when disciplining its pupils. Any incident of apparent bullying is investigated.
Health and Safety Policy
Janis Anderson School of Dancing aims to keep the working environment clean, tidy and free from hazards. We endeavour to conduct dance classes in a safe and proper manner, encouraging good warm-up and cool-down practices and supplementing the syllabus exercises by keeping abreast of the most up to date thinking in dance/sport practices. First Aid Janis Anderson School of Dancing will comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety. First aid boxes are carried with staff at all venues and checked on a monthly basis.