Policies and Agreements.

Full Policies are available on request.

FINANCE POLICY

Tuition fees are payable before the beginning of the term. These need to be paid in full by date shown on invoice. Sibling discounted rates: We offer a 10% sibling discount for when three or more siblings attend the school.

Late payment surcharges There is a £5.00 surcharge for payments made after the date stated on your termly invoice. Please note this charge will be set against each individual invoice, and not per household. If you have any difficulties reaching the payment deadline please speak to us.

New students: Each new student is given a ‘settling in’’ period where classes are offered on a pay as you go basis. Termly tuition invoices will then be generated 3 to 4 weeks after the first class.

New classes for existing students: If existing students wish to start a new class/ moves up a class then a tuition invoice will be generated 3 to 4 weeks after the first class.  

Possible disruption and bad weather.

In the event of bad weather, Direct Dance Company will make a decision as to whether the classes scheduled that day will be running.  The decision to cancel classes will be based on whether local schools are closed and the safety of our pupils.

If your class is cancelled for any reason, we will not issue refunds.


HEALTH AND SAFETY

Direct Dance Company takes responsibility to ensure the safety of their pupils. On registration, we ask all families to complete a registration form

when joining the school with clear information regarding emergency contacts and any relevant medical history. It is the parent's responsibility to notify the school of any changes to their emergency contact details.

We carry out a risk assessments on the buildings we use, and any concerns are raised with the provider. Debbie and Julie both hold valid first aid certificates to assist your child in any accident or injury that they may occur. 


CHILD PROTECTION.


All faculty are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service and hold full Enhanced Disclosures. The nature of teaching dance means that teachers will on occasion need to physically adjust, guide and correct students.


Toileting:

If your child requires any assistance or to be accompanied to the toilets, we ask that you stay on the premises to assist your child. 

Photograph and video.


Direct Dance Company recognises that parents/carers may have concerns about their child being photographed/filmed and how the images will be used. Direct Dance Company uses filming for training purposes only. Direct Dance Company may take images taken during class for advertising/training purposes.

1.      No cameras or videos are allowed unless consent from the teacher is given.

2.      No parents/carers to take any photos or recordings during classes.

3.      Students and teachers can take filming during class to use for training purposes. This should only be used for personal use or uploaded to their class closed facebook group.

4.      Any photos or dvd's Direct Dance Company has arranged to be taken of your child may be used for publicity purposes.

 

To comply with data protection laws, we need parents' permission before we can photograph or make any recording of their children. By signing our permission slip on our registration forms, you give Direct Dance permission to take photographs/video recordings during class, showtime and events. These images can be used for our website, social media pages, and advertising purposes.  

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION.

 

• GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and replaces the previous Data Protection Directives that were in place.

• It was approved by the EU Parliament in 2016 and came into effect on 25th May 2018.

• GDPR states that personal data should be ‘processed fairly & lawfully’ and ‘collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes’ and that individuals data    is not processed without their knowledge and are only processed with their ‘explicit’ consent. GDPR covers personal data relating to individuals.

• Direct Dance Company is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of student's, parents, visitors and      staff personal data.

• The Data Protection Act gives individuals the right to know what information is held about them. It provides a framework to ensure that personal information is handled properly.

 

GDPR includes 7 rights for individuals:

 

1) The right to be informed.

2) The right of access.

3) The right to erasure. 

4) The right to restrict processing.

5) The right to data portability.

6) The right to object.

7) Storage and use of personal information.


GDPR means that Direct Dance; * Manage and process personal data properly * Protect the individual’s rights to privacy * Provide an individual with access to all personal information held on them.

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