CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
Jinnie Tong School Of Dance is committed to ensuring that those working with children and vulnerable adults adopt best practice to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participants and staff.
The dance school will endeavour to promote the highest standards of care for all members, staff and officials by:
The adoption of the ISTD Health, Safety and Welfare guidelines.
The adoption of the ISTD guidelines for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable adults.
Ensuring that staff are suitably trained in Child Protection and Health, Safety and Welfare issues.
Ensuring that teachers and voltuneers have been screened to confirm their suitability to work with children. Where appropriate this will include Criminal Record Bureau disclosure.
Ensuring that best teaching practice guidelines are followed at all times.
Ensuring that the teachers during lessons or events and will remain until the last child has been collected from the venue.
Having a zero tolerance level or poor practice, bullying or any potential form of abuse.
COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
All complaints / grievances will be dealt with by the Principal.
In any type of complaint, it is advised that the issue is attempted to be resolved in the first instance with the person it is concerned with in a professional manor.
Phase 1 (Official)
1. The complaint must be sent in writing to the principal explaining all details within seven working days. The fact that it is a formal complaint must be stated clearly.
2. The principal shall inform the party to whom the complaint is being made against and request a reply in writing.
The principal will then proceed to:
1. Explore possible resolutions
2. Reply within ten working days with details of the actions they propose to take including reasons for the decision.
1. If the person still feels unsatisfied after the proposed solution has been carried out, the person must appeal in writing to the principal giving full details as to why they are not satisfied within seven working days after the solution date.
2. The principal must then arrange a meeting within fourteen working days for all those involved to resolve all issues and create mutual agreements.
3. It must be recorded by principal that the complaint/ grievance got to Phase 2, including all details in the ‘Complaints / Grievances & Disciplinary logbook.
N.B. It must be understood that the decision made by the principal of the dance school, Miss Jinnie Tong are final and that any further reports of dissatisfaction will be taken as harassment which can lead to disciplinary action.
JINNIE TONG SCHOOL OF DANCE POLICY STATEMENT
Jinnie Tong School Of Dance is committed to exemplary standards of conduct through the principals of equity and good moral and ethical frameworks.
The club will ensure that all members of staff adhere to the following equity principals:
All persons must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every human being.
All individuals must be treated fairly and equally regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, religion, political persuasion or disability.
Equity must permeate throughout strategic and development plans.
An equal and professional service will be provided for all participants and discrimination through race, gender or disability will not be tolerated.
Sexual and racial harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated.
JINNIE TONG SCHOOL OF DANCE HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
Jinnie Tong School Of Dance recognises the duty it has under the health and safety acts and regulations to ensure the safety, health and well being of dancers, performers, staff members, volunteers and helpers when they are involved in school activities. In particular it recognises its responsibilities to:
Provide a safe and healthy training and competitive environment for dancers and staff members through assessing the risks associated with participation and controlling them to ensure they are minimised.
Ensure that adequate arrangements are in place in the event of an accident, fire or other incident.
Ensure that teacher and helpers have the appropriate teacher training.
Keep our arrangements under review and introduce additional measures considered necessary and practical in relation to the operation of the school business.
ANTI BULLYING POLICY STATEMENT
This Policy is based on the “KIDSCAPE” Anti-bullying Policy for Schools
Jinnie Tong School Of Dance is committed to creating an environment where members feel they can work without threat, anxiety and fear. Bullying of any kind is NOT acceptable and should be shared with others. All members must understand that any incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
What Is Bullying?
Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim.
Bullying can be:
- Emotional being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures)
- Physical pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence
- Racist racial taunts, graffiti, gestures
- Sexual unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments because of, or focussing on the issue of sexuality
- Verbal name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing
Why is it Important to respond to Bullying?
Schools have a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to issues of bullying. Any issues
of bullying should be shared and reported to Welfare Officer.
Signs and Symptoms:
Somebody may indicate by signs or behaviour that they are being bullied. We should be aware
of these possible signs and that they should investigate if someone:
- doesn't want to come to the gym
- changes their usual routine
- becomes withdrawn anxious, or lacking in confidence
- starts stammering
- feels ill before coming to the gym
- comes home with clothes torn or property damaged
- has possessions go "missing"
- asks for money or starts stealing money
- has unexplained cuts or bruises
- becomes aggressive, disruptive or unreasonable
- is bullying other children or siblings
- stops eating
- is frightened to say what's wrong
- gives improbable excuses for any of the above
These signs and behaviours could indicate other problems, but bullying should be considered a possibility and should be investigated.
Code of Conduct for Dancers/Performers/students and Members/volunteers
We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our members. Staff and parents associated with the school should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and share any concerns or complaints that they may have, about any aspect of the school with Jinnie Tong (Principal).
As a member of Jinnie Tong School Of Dance you are expected to abide by the following club rules:
· All members must participate within the rules and respect the staff’s judgement and their decisions.
· All members must respect opponents and fellow school members.
· Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their teacher if they are going to be late.
· Members must wear the set attire for training and events as agreed with the teacher. All hair must be tied up. Remove all body jewellery.
· Members should not eat or chew gum during a session.
· Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
· Members must not smoke, consume alcohol or take drugs of any kind whilst representing the school at competitions or events.
· Members should treat all equipment with respect.
· Members must inform the principal of any injuries or illness they may have before the warm-up begins.
· Members must not use bad language.
· Members should remain with staff at the end of a session until collected by their parent or guardian.
Staff members will not accept any friend requests on social networking sites such as Facebook, twitter, instagram etc. This is a violation of our staffs privacy and all requests will be rejected from both members and students.
Code of Conduct for Parents
· Encourage your child to learn the rules and participate within them.
· No threatening or arguing with any staff members, volunteers.
· Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
· Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
· Set a good example by recognising good sportsmanship and applauding good performances of all.
· Never force your child to take part in sport.
· Always ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the activity and has plenty to drink.
· Keep the teachers informed if your child is ill or unable to attend any sessions.
· Endeavour to establish good communications with the school, staff for the benefit of all.
· Use correct and proper language at all times.
· Never punish or belittle a child for performance or making mistakes.
· Make sure your child arrives on time.
· Always collect your child promptly at the end of a session.
· Support your child’s involvement and help them enjoy their sport.