Equality and Inclusion Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Safeguarding Policy Statement
For further information, please visit our website for a full list of our policies.
At the point of registration, parents/guardians are asked to provide their contact details, child’s information, and permissions. These are needed to support and enhance their child’s participation in Wild Things.
After registration, any changes to these details and information must be communicated via email/telephone at the earliest opportunity.
Parents/Guardians will be asked to read and confirm understanding of our policies at the point of registration. These policies will be reviewed and added to occasionally, and Wild Things will inform parents/guardians of any changes.
Details of class fees are available on our website, and will be communicated via email upon registration, or through Oldham Hulme Grammar School.
Parents/guardians will be invoiced for the full term in advance. Invoices must be paid by the ‘due date’ stated on the invoice (usually one month from the invoice date). Payment can be made by Paypal, debit/credit card or by bank transfer to:
The Co-operative Bank
Wild Things Performing Arts CIC
If paying by bank transfer, the student’s name must be included as the reference.
Late payments will incur a £3 “late payment fee” per month of delay. This will be added to the original Paypal invoice and the invoice will be sent again. For example:
- Spring Term class fee payment is due by 3rd January. If this is not paid by then, on 4th January a late payment fee of £3 will be added to the invoice.
- If Spring Term class fees and the late payment fee are still not paid by the following month (by 3rd February), another late payment fee of £3 will be added to the invoice. A late payment fee of £3 per month will continue to be added until Spring Term class fees are paid.
Fees do not cover LAMDA Exams or Private Classes; these will be invoiced separately.
No refunds can be given for days when the student does not attend.
At Wild Things Performing Arts CIC, we aim to keep our fees as low as possible, in order to ensure our classes are accessible and affordable. It may be necessary for us to review and amend our fees on occasion to ensure our overheads are covered. These changes will be communicated to parents/guardians and students with as much notice as possible.
Notice of termination of classes
6 weeks’ notice in writing is required when a student leaves Wild Things (via email to firstname.lastname@example.org). The current term’s fees are non-refundable at the point of notice, and 6 weeks’ worth of future classes from the point of notice are owed.
Please note, it does not suffice to simply ‘not choose’ Wild Things drama sessions on the school’s extra-curricular sheets. Once your child has signed up to Wild Things sessions, we will reserve their place on an ongoing basis until written notice is given directly to us. Outstanding fees will be due (as above), whether or not the student attends the classes.
Details of each class (including times, location and fee) are available on our website, and will be communicated via email upon registration.
Wild Things classes run throughout the academic year.
While we strive to maintain consistency, as far as possible Wild Things may on occasion have to make changes to class times or locations. This will be communicated to parents/guardians and students with as much notice as possible.
If for any reason we are unable to run classes in person, all classes will be delivered virtually. This will either be a live class via Zoom, or a pre-recorded video with students being encouraged to record and submit work for feedback. The usual fees will still be due, and no refunds will be given.
On occasion, it may be necessary for a replacement coach to cover a class/classes. In most instances this replacement will be a Wild Things Performing Arts coach, and they will always be DBS-checked (enhanced).
Students must bring any equipment to class they are asked to, including bottled water, scripts, a notebook and pen/pencil.
In order for your child to progress and develop within the group, it is preferable that they attend every session. Full fees are payable whether or not your child attends all classes in the term.
Parents/guardians are asked to give as much notice as possible if their child will be missing a class, in order for their absence to be considered when planning the class.
Wild Things Performing Arts will consider class attendance when choosing LAMDA exam grades and formats. Students who prove themselves to be reliable are more likely to be offered a Duo or Combined exam, so they can work with a partner. If attendance is poor, we will consider withdrawing students from exams. No refunds will be given.
When registering, parents/guardians are asked to give lifetime permission for Wild Things Performing Arts CIC to use images (still and video) of the student in publicity materials online, on our website, and on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc) and in video recordings of our performances on our YouTube and Vimeo channels. Parents/guardians have the option to deny this permission at the point of registration, and can change this permission any time after by contacting Wild Things Performing Arts.
Health and Safety
When registering, parents/guardians are asked to provide contact details, and any medical information relevant to ensure we can care for their child safely (including known conditions and allergies). It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure Wild Things Performing Arts CIC is updated with any changes to this information.
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to inform us of any injury their child has.
Wild Things provides a safe space for children and young people to play and have fun. However, students are expected to take reasonable care of themselves and others who may be affected by their actions. Students must follow safety instructions given to them by staff or volunteers.
Wild Things Performing Arts CIC promotes inclusion and celebrates individuality. We pride ourselves on offering all students a nurturing safe space to be creative and have fun together. All students are expected to foster these values, by treating each other with respect and kindness. No bullying will be tolerated.
Students must follow safety instructions given to them by staff.
Students must not use language or gestures that others may find inappropriate, offensive or threatening.
In the event that a student’s behaviour or language is unacceptable, the following steps may be taken:
- In the first instance, the student is given a verbal warning.
- If the student continues to misbehave, they will be excluded from a particular activity/part of the class. If their behaviour improves, they will be invited to re-join the class.
- If the student’s behaviour doesn’t improve, or if the offensive behaviour is repeated, the student will be excluded for the rest of the class.
Where a student is excluded from a class, their parent/guardian will be informed. No fees will be refunded for activities or classes a student is excluded from.
The following circumstances may result in exclusion of a student from future classes:
- You are in breach of any of these Terms and Conditions, or
- The behaviour of your child is disruptive, inappropriate or likely to put other students or staff in danger, or
- Your behaviour towards our staff or volunteers, students or other customers is disruptive, inappropriate, consistently negligent (including late collection of your child) or likely to bring us or any of our services into disrepute,
Depending on the severity of the circumstances, exclusion will be the last resort. We will communicate and aim to work with you and your child to resolve any issues and ensure your child can continue to participate as far as possible. If the issues are persistent, or particularly severe, we will consider exclusion.
If a student is excluded, no fees will be refunded to you and we reserve the right to seek payment of the balance of any fees due to us.