Terms and Conditions for the Upminster School of Dance
Fees are payable at the start of each new term. Fees will be calculated according to the number of lessons per term and shall be paid in full within three weeks. If a written reminder for fees is issued 3 weeks after the start of term a £5 administration charge will be incurred.
Fees will not be refunded if a student wishes to withdraw from classes at any time during the term.
If a student attends one class during the term (this does not include free trial lessons) the full terms fees will be required unless discussed with Sarah Sales.
If a student wishes to stop dance classes at the Upminster School of Dance written notice must be received two weeks before the first day of teaching of a new term. If notice of withdrawal is not received 50% of the terms fees will be due in lieu.
All medical conditions must be reported to Sarah Sales prior to commencing with Upminster School of Dance using the registration form. This includes emergency contact details including one non-parent as appropriate and also consent for emergency medical intervention i.e. an ambulance.
All medicines must be with the child in a named bag, in the box with the prescription label attached. All medicines sent with children must be able to be self-administered i.e. asthma pumps, epi-pens (please note in the event of an extreme emergency, staff would administer medicines and contact medical professionals immediately)
If a child attends without their respective medication for a given condition i.e. asthma, they may not be able to participate in the individual session. *please see the schools website for more specific details regarding medication
STUDENTS DETAILS Please ensure that the Upminster School of Dance receives any changes to pupils contact details in writing. Student details are used for contact in emergency situations. Upminster School of Dance adheres to Data Protection principles (Data Protection Act 1998)and will not pass any details to third parties without parental consent or unless the law allows us to.
Please note that at times dance requires physical corrections with a ‘hands on’ approach. Teachers will do so only when required and follow strict Child Protection principles and guidance as per professional qualifications. Please inform the school in writing immediately if you do not want your child to be corrected in this manner. Additionally, please contact the lead professional, Sarah Sales, should you wish to discuss any issue further.
Students and siblings are under the responsibility of their parent / carer whilst waiting for classes. The Upminster School of dance staff will only take responsibility for students during dance classes. All members of the dance school must respect the premises when not participating in lessons. Liability outside of the class session remains with the parent/carer.
Photography and video recordings of dance classes is prohibited except in exceptional circumstances such as open classes when permission will be required from all parents. Please do not take photographs or video recordings through the windows of the studios. We ask that images of other students are not put on social networking sites or the internet.
For health and safety, full uniform must be worn whilst in class. Please tie long hair away from the face. Food is not to be consumed during lessons. This includes sweets and chewing gum.
Upminster School of Dance may use photographs of students for promotional advertising such as leaflets and websites to promote the school. Please inform the school in writing if you do not wish photographs to be taken of your child and used in this manner.
All staff at the Upminster School of Dance have the responsibility to promote the welfare of children in their care at all times.
To enable staff to monitor the welfare of your child, you are asked to keep the school informed of any unusual of serious injuries that your child has suffered and/or any circumstances at home that may cause a change in your child’s behaviour during classes.
In the event that you have any queries or concerns regarding the safeguarding of any child at the Upminster School of Dance, you should bring it to the attention of Sarah Sales immediately.
ASTHMA AND LIFE THREATENING ALLERGIES
In general, the school will hold only medication needed as part of an on-going condition. This includes asthma medication and “epi-pens” used to treat highly dangerous nut allergies.
If your child has been diagnosed with either of these conditions, we need to have medication in class with the pharmacy label intact and attached. This label will give details of dosage etc.
Parents should ensure that children know how to use their asthma pumps.
Pupils who are prescribed medication from a GP or other medical practitioner, should take their medicine at home.
School staff do not take the responsibility for administering any drugs or medication, other than those in category 1.
NON PRESCRIBED MEDICINES
The school will not administer any non-prescribed medicines or remedies bought over the counter.
This includes paracetemol and other painkillers, cold remedies, cough lozenges, lip balms etc.
Pupils who are ill enough to need these remedies should ideally be at home, but if pupils really need to have these medicines then parents or named carers should arrange to come into class to administer these.
SEASONAL HAY FEVER MEDICATION
As with the above category, parents or named carers can arrange with the teacher in writing to administer any such medication.
Any medication that needs to be administered by a parent or carer during session time please ensure this is administered at agreed times with the class teacher.