Safeguarding Policy
  1. It is the policy of the school to provide efficient, up-to-date, enjoyable and safe instruction in dance to all pupils who enrol in the school or join in the classes or activities.

  2. The premises and equipment will be checked regularly for any defects or faults that exist or may have developed which might present hazards to any attending the premises.

  3. The premises will be cleaned regularly to prevent any hazard to health from accumulated dirt or rubbish.

  4. All instruction will be geared to the previous experience and abilities of the pupil(s) and no person will be required to perform movements beyond their intrinsic capabilities. Staff will be sensitive to all pupils’ religious beliefs and culture.

  5. No energetic instruction will be given without pupils undergoing a “warm-up” session, and after an energetic session completing a “warm-down” session.

  6. All incidents will be recorded in the incident book and parents shall also be informed of any accidents concerning their child.

  7. No very young pupil will be allowed to leave the school premises until collected by a parent, guardian or other adult authorised to do so by a parent or guardian. A member of staff will remain on the premises until all pupils have left. All pupils under 14 must have written consent if their parents wish them to leave without adult supervision. Parents/Guardians will be expected to wait with their child until they have entered the class with a teacher present, as Gemini cannot take responsibility for pupils left unattended before the class commences.

  8. No pupil under age 16 will be driven home by a member of staff in his/her car without the permission of a parent or guardian or in the event of an emergency.

  9. Normally no member of staff will be alone with a young pupil for any substantial period of time without the consent of a parent or other authorised person.

  10. Where possible parents should supervise their own child in the waiting area as there will not be a designated carer available to look after children that are left.

  11. No child may be photographed or videoed without the consent of parent or guardian.

  12. Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Record Bureau) checks to be made on all staff and volunteers.

  13. In the event of activities outside the school premises the instructors will regard themselves as being in “loco parentis” and, so far as applicable and within their control, apply the preceding and subsequent guide lines as if the event was in their own studio.

  14. Teachers will avoid any unnecessary physical contact with pupils. However parents should understand that some aspects of teaching involve some contact. Where it is necessary teachers will use the utmost discretion and, in any event, not do so without another adult in the room.

  15. The school principal will ensure that she and the members of staff are properly covered against incidents involving public liability and professional negligence insurance.

  16. The school principal will undertake not to involve in misleading or false advertising.

  17. No form of discrimination, by religion, colour, the child’s background and so on will be tolerated in the school.

  18. At all times, all staff will endeavour to keep the highest standards of instruction and behaviour. The school principals retain the right to discharge from the school any pupil who persistently disrupts the tuition, uses offensive language, or other anti-social behaviour.

"My daughter absolutely loves dance classes here and the teachers are fantastic, very professional and have a great attitude towards the students. The dance workshops in the holidays are fab and affordable. A lovely dance school".

"Gemini is an excellent place to come and learn to dance. The teachers are exceptional and are such role models for the students. Ellie absolutely loves dancing with Gemini, she has improved so much in her dancing and performing and has just passed her first lot of dance exams. She has made friends for life through Gemini and I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a dance school for their child".

"My son loves his Dance lessons, he always comes home with loads of great ideas and it has really helped his confidence and coordination!"

"Fabulous Dance school. Just watched my daughter on stage at Gemini's "A Million Dreams" show this weekend.... Brilliant. The children were amazing and clearly enjoyed themselves. Outfits, music and choreography and the general organisation from the start of rehearsals through to the end of the last performance was top-notch. The passion the staff at Gemini have for dance came through in the children's performances. Well done performers, all staff and all the volunteers - so much hard work went into ensure it was a success. Brilliant."

"My daughter has been taught by Jodie and now by Bradi. The staff are very professional and know exactly how to get the best out of the children. They also genuinely care about them. I know my daughter is listened to (as am I) by Bradi. Any issues my daughter has had eg, stage fright prior to the show , has been dealt with appropriately and sensitively according to her needs. I can't thank Bradi enough as my daughter had genuine fears to face.
If you're considering dance for your child then give Gemini a try. I doubt you will experience any disappointment.

"My daughter has been taught by Jodie and now by Bradi. The staff are very professional and know exactly how to get the best out of the children. They also genuinely care about them. I know my daughter is listened to (as am I) by Bradi. Any issues my daughter has had eg, stage fright prior to the show , has been dealt with appropriately and sensitively according to her needs. I can't thank Bradi enough as my daughter had genuine fears to face.
If you're considering dance for your child then give Gemini a try. I doubt you will experience any disappointment.
The lessons are prompt, professional, fun and stretch the children without putting pressure on them. Worth every penny."

"My daughter LOVED her dancing gems class with Pip! Her co-ordination has come on, concentration & confidence. Pip introduced dancing through fun songs the girls knew & each session they developed new skills".

"Gemini is honestly the best dance school I've been to! Not only is the teaching exceptional but the staff and other students are some of the kindest people you will ever meet. It has a very good sense of community within and I couldn't ask for anything more! Definitely join Gemini!!!!"

"I attended the adult tap class at Totley Primary School last night and was SO happy I did! I used to do Musical Theatre and haven't donned a pair of tap shoes in 15 years. The class was neither easy nor too hard so was perfect for a beginner or someone as rusty as me (I was RUSTY!!!!) The other ladies were LOVELY and Jodie's energy is infectious. Massive thumbs up from me and would recommend any one of any age/ability to attend or send their little ones!!!!!!"

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