Code of conduct

At En Pointe Ballet School I believe having a clear and reasonable set of rules in place will ensure the smooth and effective running of our school if read through and abided by at all times. I am passionate about creating and maintaining a safe, friendly and positive environment for everyone at En Pointe. This is necessary for their learning and general wellbeing. I appreciate your commitment to adhere to these policies and principles.

12 - General etiquette for the students:

Listen politely and follow directions.
Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
Be courteous and polite.
Respect the rights and the property of others.
Always be kind to each other.
Mobile phones are to be switched off during class time. Disciplinary actions -
Any student breaching the code of conduct after a verbal warning may result in separation from other students (dancers may be made to sit out) and parents will be informed.

13 - Expectations for students and parents:

Pre-primary level students and above should endeavour to arrive on time, be appropriately dressed and have hair secured properly for class. Students 12 and older should arrive 10 minutes early to warm up prior to class. Jewellery is not to be worn [studs are acceptable].
All uniform items should be clearly named.
Food, drink and chewing gum are prohibited inside the church hall (dancers may bring a drink bottle but it must only contain water and must be named). Please leave all valuables at home.
The teacher should be informed of any injury prior to the class.
En Pointe Ballet School is a nut free environment.
Younger students must remain with teachers at the end of the class until they are safely collected by their parent or guardian.
Bullying is not tolerated in any form! Students must ask for assistance of the teacher in charge if they have trouble with another student. Inappropriate, disrespectful or aggressive behaviour by students or parents (including carers or legal guardians), will not be tolerated and may result in immediate cancellation of enrolment with no refund or further discussion.


En Pointe Ballet School’s handbook 2019

15 - At En Pointe Ballet School:

Everyone will be treated with respect and dignity

The welfare of each child will always be put first

Enthusiastic and constructive criticism will be given to rather than negative criticism.

Bullying will not be accepted or condoned

All adult members will provide a positive role model Action will be taken to stop any inappropriate behaviour It will comply with health & safety legislation

It will keep informed of changes in legislation and policies for the protection of children

It will undertake relevant professional development and training

It will hold an up to date emergency contact list containing medical conditions/ history of every child attending and will be readily accessible

All staff will receive dedicated safeguarding training. Premises will be risk assessed and safe.

En Pointe Ballet School has a designated Safeguarding Lead who is in charge of ensuring that the child protection policy is adhered to. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Sarah Jones (Director) and she can be contacted on: 0419866765

In implementing this policy En Pointe Ballet School will:

Ensure that all workers/members understand their legal and moral responsibility to protect children and young people from harm, abuse and exploitation.

Ensure that all workers/members and volunteers understand their duty to report concerns that arise about a child or young person, or a workers conduct towards

a child or young person to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead will refer any child protection concerns to the statutory child protection agencies (i.e. Police and/or Children’s Social Care).

Children, young people and parents will be informed of who the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy are and be able to raise any safeguarding concerns & know that these will be taken seriously and acted upon.

Ensure that workers/members will work implemented in a consistent and equitable manner in line with the safer working practice guidance Insert link.

This policy will be regularly monitored by name of proprietor of organisation and will be subject to an annual review. Date policy to be reviewed: February 2020

En Pointe Ballet School’s handbook 2019

16 - En Pointe’s Safe Dance Practice Policy

At En Pointe Ballet School we follow the outlined policies and procedures through the Aus Dance guidelines for work, health and safety for the dance industries.
This policy is an effective way to minimise injury risk, optimise potential and prolong participation.
All teachers are required to do a safety check prior to all classes to ensure that employees and students remain safe at all times. This includes buildings maintenance, maintenance of safety appliances such as fire extinguishers, electrical safety, maintenance and cleanliness of toilet and kitchen areas, maintenance of heating systems and general cleaning of the facilities and to remedy/report any problems. The floors used for ballet are sprung and non-slip to prevent any injuries from occurring.
Encourage healthy lifestyles and promote emotional wellbeing.
Teach dancers to take responsibility for their own training.
Use of correct anatomical terminology.
Demonstrate and teach correct technique and alignment always.
Explain how to avoid muscle imbalances and prevent injury.
Understand issues relevant to age, gender and physical development.
Teach appropriately according to age/skill level of the class.
Adequate stretching and warm up time before commencement of class is encouraged, followed by and cool down stretch if required.
Any high risk activities, such as acrobatic tricks, aerial stunts etc must not be done without supervision and the use of safety equipment such as mats or spotters. Children are not to attempt tricks that are beyond their capability.
Drinks breaks are welcomed especially in the hotter months.
Well fitted footwear appropriate to the dance style.
Any accidents/incidents that has occurred is written down in the communication book and will be reported to the parent or carer after class.
In case of a serious emergency - parent/carer will be contacted immediately.
An appropriate First Aid kit is readily accessible with sign displayed.
Teachers must hold a current first aid certificate and understand procedures if injury occurs such as PRICER - for immediate injury (Prevent/Protect: Rest: Ice: Compression:Elevation: Referral) Ice packs readily available in freezers.
A folder containing emergency contacts, relevant medical conditions is at hand.
If your child is clearly unwell, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME UNTIL THEY ARE BETTER. When enrolling at En pointe Ballet School you may give/not give consent to use of child’s photograph to be used for promotional purposes.
Photography and filming by parents or students during class or performance is strictly prohibited.
Hot Weather

All classes held at the Holy Innocents’ Hall or the Belair Community Hall will be cancelled:

If the temperature is 38 degrees or above as indicated on the ABC news at 7.00pm the night before or if there is a Catastrophic weather warning for the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Bushfire Emergency Action Plan - None in place currently.