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

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