TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This is part of your agreement when joining Unite Stage Academy.
Membership is open to all subject to the following conditions:
• Unite Stage Academy accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of personal belongings while on the premises.
• Unite Stage Academy accepts no liability for any injuries sustained whilst participating in a class or on the premises.
• Unite Stage Academy Staff must be notified of any changes to the information provided on the Booking Form.
All staff, including cover teachers (who may be brought in at short notice), are qualified, experienced and DBS checked. Volunteer class assistants and trainees on placements are all DBS checked. There is always a first aider on site.
Supervision while on site:
Students must ensure they always get full permission from staff prior to leaving class. Toilet breaks will be supervised by either a member of staff or class facilitator and students will always be supervised whilst on site.
Racist, sexist and other offensive language and behaviour is not tolerated, and we reserve the right to terminate membership without notice, the final decision being undertaken by the Board of Directors. Behaviour of staff, parents and students must always follow our code-of-conduct.
Please note that under no circumstances are pets allowed on school premises due to Health and Safety reasons.
Parents/carers will be invited to one class/performance per term. Parents/carers are not permitted to watch otherwise. (If a child is new or particularly unconfident, parents/carers may be allowed to sit in during the first ten minutes of one class at the teachers discretion). Unite Stage Academy provides costumes and props for shows where possible for a small fee, but parents may be asked to provide basic accessories and basic costumes if required.
Emergency contact number:
Unite Stage Academy emergency mobile phone is kept with the teachers at the studio. The number will be given out upon registration and must only be used if there are problems regarding the collection of children. Do not ring the office as there may not be anyone there.
Chewing gum/ fizzy drinks/ nuts are strictly forbidden on the premises. No food is to be eaten outside of the waiting area. [IF APPLICABLE]: Please bring a quick, light snack and drink with you.
This is basic but essential and gives the students a sense of belonging, a sense of ritual and sense of dressing for something important - their class. Appropriate clothing as below is necessary for health and safety and child protection: Students must not wear their school uniform to any class - Unite Stage Academy is not a school and wearing the correct Unite Stage Academy clothing gives a sense of belonging, allowing all to feel equal, healthy and safe.
• All t-shirts, shoes and bags must be clearly labelled - lost property is donated to charity at the end of every term. • Strictly no jewellery - no earrings (earrings are very unsafe during physical activity).
• Hair must be tied back from the face for all classes.
Most Unite Stage Academy Classes:
• Top: Unite Stage Academy T-shirt must be worn by all students except [Just dancers].
• Bottom: Tracksuit bottoms or leggings must be worn and black. No jeans or trousers, skirts or dresses are to be worn to any class and students will be asked to change.
• Shoes: Black Jazz shoes are to be worn. Strictly no trainers, crocs or sandals are allowed.
• Tap class: Black tap shoes.
• Girls: leotard, short socks/tights, pink/nude/skin tone ballet slippers. Practice skirts may also be worn. Cardigans/ Jumpers in a matching or complementary colour to the leotard may be worn in colder months. Please no tutus for class - these can be worn in shows and demonstrations!
• Boys: white t-shirt or vest and black or navy shorts, short white socks, black/white ballet slippers. Please note that all uniforms can be purchased from our website at a discounted rate.
Children must arrive and be collected promptly. It is very important that children arrive in time for their classes, preferably 5 minutes before the start. This allows the group time to settle from the moment the class starts. Latecomers will have to wait outside until an appropriate time to join the class. Children arriving after 15 minutes may be refused admission, as this may disrupt the professional attitude to classes we aim to foster.
Where possible Unite Stage Academy will aim to let people know of any changes in venue or class time at least one week ahead of schedule.
Any child missing for more than two classes per term without reason may not be able to join future classes. Class numbers are limited, and commitment to the class is essential.
Unite Stage Academy TEACHER POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Teachers must ensure that each child has left a session with an adult or older child (agreed in advance with the parent). It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to ensure the child is collected punctually at the end of the class or session. Should a parent/ guardian not turn up to collect a child on time - this is the procedure to follow:
• Inform [Staff Member] who will contact the parent/guardian.
• If the [Staff Member] is not available, contact the office and or [Staff Member].
• If the office is closed, ask the child to contact the parent/guardian immediately.
• If the child cannot call the parent/guardian, contact the parent/guardian directly to arrange collection. • If the parent/carer is not reachable, and you must leave, the emergency procedure is as follows: • Leave a message with the parent and contact the entire Unite Stage Academy Management Team with all the information. Wait until another member of the team can arrive.
• If the parent/guardian is not reachable and there is no adult available, you must take the child to the nearest police station. This will [ADDRESS], Telephone 101. Inform the police of all contact details for the parent/guardian and notify the entire Unite Stage Academy Management Team as above. Leave a message for the parent/guardian to say where the child will be.
A priority booking period for current students will take place for two weeks before general booking opens. Those wishing to continue should register during the priority booking period to secure their places in the next term's courses. If any current students have not registered during this time, one attempt to make contact will be made to determine whether the student is continuing before offering the place to someone else.
Placement Priority on Courses:
• Current Students continuing in same course - Current students changing courses and additional courses
• Siblings of current students
• Waiting lists of new students