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WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND PROMOTING THEIR WELFARE WHICH INCLUDES APPROPRIATE SUPERVISION AND TRAINING FOR STAFF

CODE of CONDACT EM Ballet School seeks to maintain a pleasant and healthy educational atmosphere. For the safety of all students, the following rules will have to be strictly followed: – No applicant is discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, nationality, gender or ethnicity. – Students are expected to respect each other. – Our school takes bullying very seriously and will take steps to effectively prevent it. – Students should be respectful towards their teachers and classmates at all times. – Students must not do or say anything that may be considered by others as obscene, immoral, harmful or offensive. Repeated incidents will be reported to parents. As a school we reserve the right to withdraw a student from class for inappropriate, destructive, or unsafe behaviour without further refund.

PARENTAL/GUARDIAN RESPONCIBILITIES 

  • Keep student’s personal details updated with any changes. Please make sure all contact details are up to date by completing the registration form before your first lesson.
  • Be aware of the class timetable and make sure your child is brought to class on time. School timetable information is always available on the school’s website. You will be notified via email or WhatsApp of any changes to the timetable.
  • Children must be supervised at all-times before and after their classes and should wait quietly outside the dance studio.
  • We must receive a timely written notice if a child under 14 will be traveling alone.
  • Children are not allowed to run around the hall before and after class.
  • Ensure your child has been to the toilet before class begins to avoid disruptions and unnecessary delays.
  • Inform your child there is no break during the class. – No chewing gam and snacks during classes.
  • Parents/ Guardians are not allowed to be present during ballet classes.
  • Elena Mitreva Ballet School does not permit photography without an authorisation of particular student, parent or teacher.
  • Posting photos and videos of children on social pages is permitted only if they are your own children. If there are other children present, please ensure you have obtained permission from their parents before sharing any content.
  • There are no childcare facilities available after the classes. Parents must ensure a prompt collection of their children after classes is arranged. If a teacher is delayed because one of their students has not been collected on time, an additional charge of £25 will be incurred.

UNIFORM and HAIR STYLE – Students are required to attend classes in the right uniform. Any variations will not be accepted. – No jewellery is allowed to be worn at any time. – Make sure child’s kit is labelled. – Hair is to be done in an appropriate style: picked up in a ponytail and curved in a ban.

FEES The fees are not refundable and must be paid in advance or no later than the term start date. Late payments will incur a charge of £10.00.

Cancellation of private classes is not preferable, and kindly note that the fees are non-refundable.

In the event that a child misses a scheduled class, they are offered the opportunity to make up for the missed session by attending a designated Wednesday class, provided that the date is agreed upon in advance.

A written notice of at least 4 weeks is required to request the withdrawal of a child from classes. Failure to provide this notice will result in being billed for the four weeks’ fees equivalent to £69. Students who leave the classes without complying with the notice requirement will be obligated to settle any outstanding fees.

PHYSICAL CONTACT A teacher may use physical contact where appropriate in support of teaching process. Contact is made with the awareness of the needs of the individual student where corrections are necessary.

SHOW All students are expected to take part in our Annual Show unless prior notice has been given. Elena Mitreva Ballet School requests all participants to fully commit to the rehearsals schedule and performance arrangements. Solo Choreography is studied in private lessons only. Participants will be requested to make a deposit of £40 for costumes, which must be paid in advance. The deposit includes 20% non-refundable rental fee. £32 will be paid back as soon as the costume is returned. In case if the costume is damaged, the full deposit of £40 will be kept.

EXAMINATION All students are expected to participate in IDTA examinations. However, the final decision rests with the ballet teacher and is conclusive. Students who have missed classes may be recuired to take private lessons to catch up if deemed necessary.

HEALTH and SAFETY The Safety and well-being of all students is the highest priority of Elena Mitreva Ballet School. Risk assessments of all venues are made regularly. In-house policies for each venue used for the classes are strictly followed. Any accident a child may have during class will immediately be dealt with and an Accident Form will be completed. You will be made aware of any accidents and we will ask you to sign the Accident Form.

CONCERNS or COMPLAINTS It is our aim to make sure both parents and students are confident that any concerns/ complaints they may have will be taken seriously and dealt with promptly. The school needs to be notified of any concerns via email, stating student’s full name and nature of the concern/ complaint. You will receive an acknowledgment of your concern raised and we would aim to have a formal response within five working days from the date of acknowledgement. Complaints/concerns raised via social media will not be acknowledged.

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Effective date: 29th November 2023 Elena Mitreva Ballet School operates the https://emballetschool.co.uk/ This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Website and the choices you have associated with that data. We use your data to provide and improve our website. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://emballetschol.co.uk/ Information Collection and Use We collect the following details of the child as well as of the parent/carer at the time of registration by filling in the Elena Mitreva Ballet School Application Form in electronic version: Student’s forename and surname, date of birth and age. Parent/carer’s name and surname, phone number,  additional emergency contact phone number, home address and email address. To monitor attendance the teachers are maintaining records in a designated journal which are updated at every class. The above information is obtained for the purpose of timely communication of all the updates to the services and policies of Elena Mitreva Ballet School. The information is kept and stored by Elena Mitreva Ballet School’s Protection Officer Elena Mitreva in a designated database accessible only by her. Data Usage We may also collect information on how the Website is accessed and used (“Data Usage”). This Data Usage may include information such as IP address, browser type, browser version, EM Ballet School website pages you visited, time and date of your visit, time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data. Tracking & Cookies Data We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and hold certain information. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to access some parts of the website. Examples of Cookies we use: Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our website. Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings. Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes. 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Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. Elena Mitreva Ballet School will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information. Disclosure of Data Legal Requirements Elena Mitreva Ballet School may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary: To comply with a legal obligation To protect and defend the rights or property of Elena Mitreva Ballet School To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the service To protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public To protect against legal liability Security of Data The security of your data is important to us but bear in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Service Providers We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our website development (“Service Providers”), to perform Website-related services, or assist us in analysing how our website is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. Data Erasure The school adheres to the standard retention time while managing records. The Elena Mitreva Ballet School Application Form containing personal information will be deleted of one year from the date a student left the school. Students’ Attendance Records will be deleted of every two years. All video recordings used in media for advertising will remain in the public domain unless requested to be deleted. A Delete request is to be sent to info@emballetschol.co.uk. with the following information: File reference File title/description Number of files Name of the requester All listed video recordings will be deleted within five days of receiving the request and the requester will be notified by email. Changes to This Privacy Policy We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. 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Elena Mitreva Ballet School provides IDTA syllabi in ballet and we also train our students to take the exams. Students with completed grades have an advantage when applying for scholarships, apprenticeships, or registering for sixth form or college.

Here you can find more information on that for a better understanding of the exam’s purpose and its process.

The IDTA (International Dance Teachers’ Association) is one of the world’s largest dance examination boards. It is a well-recognized awarding organization and a member of the British Dance Council (BDC), Council of Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT), Federation of Dance Awarding Bodies (FDAB), Sport & Recreation Alliance (SRA), and Theatre Dance Council International (TDCI).

Initially, students take the Pre-Primary Ballet Grade exam and later progress towards Ballet Grade V. The exams usually take place every year or once in two years, depending on the child’s current grade, and all our students are expected to take part in the exams.

The examination fees are set by IDTA and vary from one grade to another. The fees are not included in the terms’ fees and have to be paid separately.

The exams are performance-based and conducted by a board of IDTA examiners qualified at Fellowship level in Theatre Branch and Ballet Subjects.

It must be noted that wearing a school uniform during the exam is required and that parents and teachers are not allowed to be present during the examination.

Upon successful completion of the exam, students are awarded certificates and trophies and those will be provided to the school for further distribution at the ceremony which is usually held at the end of the session in parents’ presence.

All students are given a personal IDTA pin number after their first exam which can be used for further ballet education at any school teaching IDTA syllabi.

Elena Mitreva Ballet School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people up to the age of 18. We recognize our responsibility to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse, and exploitation.
Elena Mitreva Ballet School acknowledges its duty to act appropriately to any allegations, reports, or suspicion of abuse. All staff and volunteers will work together to encourage the development of an ethos that embraces difference, and diversity and respects the rights of children, young people, and adults.

Elena Mitreva Ballet School recognizes its duty of care under the Children and Young Persons Act 1963, the Children (Performance and Activities) (England) Regulation 2014, the Children Act 1989, and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.

The policy recognizes that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children

  • Have a positive and enjoyable experience of dance at Elena Mitreva Ballet School in a safe and child-centered environment
  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in all activities provided by Elena Mitreva Ballet School or outside of the activity.

Elena Mitreva Ballet School acknowledges that some children, including disabled children, young people, or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy, Elena Mitreva Ballet School will

  • promote and prioritize the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognize, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect, and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed, and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.
  • ensure that we have a parent’s permission to take a photos of children and that the subjects are happy with the intended use of the photos.

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Elena Mitreva Ballet School. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the school.

Monitoring
Elena Mitreva Ballet School has a Designated Safeguarding Lead who is in charge of ensuring that the child protection policy is adhered to. The DSL is Elena Mitreva and she can be contacted on 07398 171177.

This policy will be regularly monitored by Elena Mitreva and will be subjected to an annual review.

Signed: Elena Mitreva
Date policy agreed: 24/09/2023
Date policy to be reviewed: 29/11/2024

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