Equal Opportunity Policy

  

Adagio School of Dance is committed to promoting understanding of the Principals and practices of equality and justice.

 

AIMS

  • Our aims are to equip pupils with an awareness of diverse society and to appreciate the value of difference. This will be achieve by adherence to the following Principals:

 

  • Discrimination on the basis of colour, culture, origin, sex or ability is not acceptable.

 

  • The primary objective of this school will educate, develop and prepare all pupils for life whatever their sex, colour, origin, culture or ability.

 

  • Pupils and teachers will further this objective by contributing towards a happy and caring environment and by showing respect for, and appreciation of one another as individuals.

 

  • Pupils and teachers will further this objective by contributing towards a happy and caring environment and by showing respect for, and appreciation of one as individuals.

 

Managing Equality in Practice

 

1 Registration

Pupils’ names will be accurately recorded correctly pronounced. Pupils will be encouraged to accept and respect names from cultures.

 

2 Discrimination

 All forms of discrimination by any person within the school’s responsibility will be treated seriously and is not acceptable. Parents should be aware of the school’s commitment to equal opportunities.

 

3 Resources

The school’s aim is to provide for all pupils according to their needs, irrespective of sex, ability or ethnic origin.

Equality of opportunity permeates the whole curriculum and will be reviewed regularly.

 

 

 

Healthy and Safety Policy

Policy Statement

The policy of Adagio on Health and Safety (H&S) matters is to:

Provide, as far as is reasonably practicable, safe and healthy working conditions for all staff and students;

Maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of our equipment and premises;

 Ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all those who may be affected by Adagio operations, either staff, students, contractors, visitors or members of the public, are not exposed to risks to their Health and Safety, to seek the support of all staff in achieving these aims.

The aim of this policy is to ensure so far as is reasonable practicable that:

The operation of plant, equipment and all systems/methods of work are safe and without risks to health; There are suitable arrangements for the safe use, handling, storage, disposal and transport of articles and substances;

Employees are given sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to enable them to recognise and take necessary action to avoid hazards and to contribute in a positive way to their own and others safety and health at work; A safe means of access and egress is provided in all places of work; there is a healthy working environment with adequate welfare facilities provided.

 

 

Purpose

Adagio School of Dance recognises and accepts its responsibility as an employer for ensuring that, as far as is reasonably practical, every employee has a place of work which is both safe and without risk to health.

Adagio will comply with current Health and Safety legislation, approved codes of practice, guidance documentation and British Standards and will satisfy the spirit as well as the legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974 and other relevant statutory provisions.

Adagio is committed to continuous assessment and improvement of the Health and Safety culture of the organisation.

 

Policy Statement

The policy of Adagio on Health and Safety (H&S) matters is to:

Provide, as far as is reasonably practicable, safe and healthy working conditions for all staff and students;

Maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of our equipment and premises;

 Ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all those who may be affected by Adagio operations, either staff, students, contractors, visitors or members of the public, are not exposed to risks to their Health and Safety, to seek the support of all staff in achieving these aims.

The aim of this policy is to ensure so far as is reasonable practicable that:

The operation of plant, equipment and all systems/methods of work are safe and without risks to health; There are suitable arrangements for the safe use, handling, storage, disposal and transport of articles and substances;

Employees are given sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to enable them to recognise and take necessary action to avoid hazards and to contribute in a positive way to their own and others safety and health at work; A safe means of access and egress is provided in all places of work; there is a healthy working environment with adequate welfare facilities provided.

 

 

Child Protection and Anti Bullying Policy

 

Adagio School of Dance will:-

 The Individual

  • Respect every child’s need for ,and the rights to a play environment  where safety, security, praise, recognition and opportunity for taking responsibility are available

  • Respect for individual’s feelings and view

  • Recognise that everyone is important and that our differences make each of us special

  • Show appreciation of others by acknowledging individual qualities contributions and progress

  • Ensure safety by having anti-bullying rules and practices, developed with the participation of children and young people, carefully explained and displayed for all to see

 Bullying

  • Bullying will not be accepted or condoned. All forms of bullying will be addressed.

 Bullying can include

  • Physical pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching etc.

  • Name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing and emotional torment through ridicule, humiliation and the continual ignoring of individuals.

  • Racial or Homophobic taunts, graffiti, gestures

  • Sexual comments and/or suggestions

  • Abusive text messages, phone calls emails or chat room messages

  • Children of ethnic minorities, disabled children, young people who are gay or lesbian, or those with learning difficulties are more vulnerable to this form of abuse and may well be targeted. Staff will access to training on anti-bullying

  • Where a child is found to be exhibiting sexually harmful behaviour to another child, Adagio School of Dance will involve the child protection team as soon as possible, Adagio School of Dance has clear policies and procedures to ensure that staff and volunteers are aware of differences between sexually harmful behaviour and bullying behaviour.

  • Where a child’s bullying behaviour is of particularly violent or aggressive nature and Adagio School of Dance is unable to address the behaviour through behaviour management strategies or disciplinary measures within a reasonable time, we shall consider instigating child protection procedures.

 Anti-Bullying Policies

  • Everyone within Adagio school of Dance has the responsibility to work together to stop bullying- the child, the parent/carer, tutor and all staff associated with Adagio School of Dance.

  • Children will be encouraged and supported to take a role in stopping bullying in Adagio School of Dance

  • Policy and practice will be reviewed, regularly in the light of changing needs and changes adopted by other agencies.

Support to the Child

  • Children will know who will listen to and support them

  • Any advice or assistance will be given by the appropriately trained and experienced worker

  • Children will be given access to helpline numbers

  • Children will be told what is being recorded, in what way and why

  • Services will be established to enable children to have access to a safe adult  (Mrs Patching) to talk about bullying or any other issues that affects them.

  • Anyone who reports an incident of bullying will be listened to carefully and will be supported, whether it is the child being bullied or the  child who is bullying

  • Any reported incidents of bullying will be investigated

  • Children being bullied will be supported and assistance given to uphold their right to learn, develop and learn in a safe environment which allows them to reach their potential.

 Support to the Parent or Carers

  • Parents will be advised on the policy and practice about bullying, in all settings and environments used by children.

  • Any incident of bullying will be discussed with the child’s parents or carer

  • Parents Advice on action will be sought and  agreements made as to what action  should be taken when a child’s bullying behavior is not responding to the approaches with the Adagio School of Dance

  • Support will be offered  to the parent(s) including information on other agencies and or support lines

School Policies

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Adagio School of Dance, the owner and provider of this Website. Adagio School of Dance takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data

Data Protection Laws

GDPR

Adagio School of Dance, we or us

User oryou

Website

collectively all information that you submit to Adagio School of Dance via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;

any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK;

the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;

Adagio School of Dance, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 08916415 whose registered office is at 661 Rayleigh Road, Hutton, Essex, CM13 1SS;

any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Adagio School of Dance and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Adagio School of Dance and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and

the website that you are currently using, www.adagioschoolofdance.org/, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

  1. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

  2. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

  3. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;

  4. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";

  5. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;

  6. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

  1. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Adagio School of Dance and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

  2. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Adagio School of Dance is the "data controller". This means that Adagio School of Dance determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

5. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:

  1. name;

  2. date of birth;

  3. gender;

  4. contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

    in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data

6. We collect Data in the following ways: a. data is given to us by you; and
b. data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you

7. Adagio School of Dance will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:

  1. when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;

  2. when you elect to receive marketing communications from us; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is collected automatically

8. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:

a. we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.

Our use of Data

9. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

a. transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

  1. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).

  2. For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we'll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in:

    1. soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under "soft opt-in" consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out.

    2. for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we'll provide.

    3. if you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed "Your rights" below.

Who we share Data with

12. We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:

a. our employees, agents and/or professional advisors - To offer information and marketing services;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Keeping Data secure

  1. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
    a. access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you. b. we store your Data on secure servers.

  2. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: enquiries@adagioschoolofdance.co.uk.

  3. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Data retention

  1. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.

  2. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

18. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:

  1. Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.

  2. Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

  3. Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our

    systems.

  4. Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.

  5. Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.

  6. Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for

    our legitimate interests.

  1. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: enquiries@adagioschoolofdance.co.uk.

  2. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO's contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.

  3. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.

Links to other websites

22. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

  1. Adagio School of Dance may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Adagio School of Dance. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

  2. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

  3. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

General

26. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

  1. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

  2. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

  3. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

30. Adagio School of Dance reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

You may contact Adagio School of Dance by email at enquiries@adagioschoolofdance.co.uk.

Attribution

31. This privacy policy was created using a document from Rocket Lawyer(https://www.rocketlawyer.co.uk).

01 January 2019

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