Terms and Conditions
All students must have a completed registration form signed by the person responsible for paying their tuition fees, who must be over the age of 18 years.
Tuition fees are due on the first time tabled lesson of each half term, this is the only time that our prompt payment discount applies. If you are not present on that day please pay by bank transfer.
Fees have been calculated over the year which covers 30 weeks, this is divided into 6 half terms. Half terms are not even, however, over the year this balances out.
Fees are not discounted or refunded for missed lessons. Lessons can be made up at another venue, but please check before attending.
Private lessons are pay as you go, if you do not attend a booked lesson it must be paid for.
Two weeks notice is required in writing if a student is to be withdrawn from the school. Failure to do so will result in a further half term’s fees being due.
The school is only responsible for students while in class, When outside of class students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly manner.
The school cannot be held liable for any loss or damage to belongings of students or any other person attending dance class locations.
Parents \ Guardians and students must be aware that due to the nature of dance it is necessary for the teacher to use appropriate physical contact when training dancers.
The correct uniform is expected to be worn for each class this includes no jewellery. Please use changing rooms to dress where provided.
Students may be photographed or filmed during school activities which could be used for publicity & social media purposes, Please inform us in writing if your prefer for your child not to take part.
The school must be informed before a student takes part in any external dance classes or performances.
All press releases of any nature relating to a student and GLDS must be organised by the school. If you feel you have a news worthy achievement speak to Sue or Kirsty.
Students will receive an entry form when they are considered ready to be entered for an examination. The correct entry fee and form must be returned before the closing date or the student will not be entered for that examination.
Examination certificates must be claimed within 6 months of the examination after which time they will be destroyed.If you are no longer attending lessons please supply an A4 hard envelope with the correct postage. So we may post on your certificates.
General Data protection Regulations
How it effects you and us
We would like to assure students and parents that we are complying with the updated General Data Protection Regulation.
There are certain points that you should be aware of:-
All pupils must have completed a registration form to attend class, Information given to us on the registration form can only be view by the school's Teachers.
We do not share this information with any third party. However some limited information will need to be shared with examination boards should the student choose to be entered for an examination. This will be made clear on the entry form.
Personal information will be deleted upon leaving the school, unless you request to continue receiving updates from us. If a student is absent for a half term with out contacting us we will delete their personal information.
We do archive examination results which are kept securely.
Pictures of our students may appear on Social Media or Publicity material. We do not name students unless we have sought permission to do so from there parent or guardian. If you do not wish pictures of your child to be published in this way, please inform us in writing or by email.
Nature of work - Private Dance School
Description of processing
The following is a broad description of the way this organisation/data controller processes personal information. To understand how your own personal information is processed you may need to refer to any personal communications you have received, check any privacy notices the organisation has provided or contact the organisation to ask about your personal circumstances.
Reasons/purposes for processing information
We process personal information to enable us to provide education and training conducted outside the State system, welfare and educational support services, to administer property used by the school, to maintain our own accounts and records, for administration in connection with the organisation of alumni associations and events, for fundraising purposes and to support and manage our staff.
Type/classes of information processed
We process information relevant to the above reasons/purposes. This may include:
education and employment details
disciplinary and attendance records
visual images, personal appearance and behaviour
details of goods and services provided
We also process sensitive classes of information that may include:
physical or mental health detail
racial or ethnic origin
religious or other beliefs
information relating to offences or alleged offences
Who the information is processed about
We process personal information about:
pupils and students
professional advisers and consultants
sponsors and supporters
services providers and suppliers
Who the information may be shared with
We sometimes need to share the personal information we process with the individual themself and also with other organisations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA). What follows is a description of the types of organisations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons.
Where necessary or required we share information with:
educators, careers and examining bodies
staff, students and school boards
current, past and prospective employers
family, associates and representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing
central and local government
healthcare professionals, social and welfare organisations
police, courts, tribunals and security organisations
voluntary and charitable bodies
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Plymouth & Saltash
+44 07725 302846
Geraldine Lamb Dance School