This agreement sets out the terms and conditions governing the relationship between you and Shine Performing Arts.
This Agreement is a legally binding agreement made between Shine Performing Arts and a Parent of an enrolled Student and is valid at all times whilst the Student is engaged on a Shine Performing Arts activity, until such time that one month’s written notice is received in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.
We reserve the right to make changes to the Terms and Conditions and will communicate the change to you at the address or email specified by you at least one month prior to the change taking place. Parents should therefore raise any queries relating to amendments to terms and conditions within fourteen days of receipt of the notification of the changes.
‘Course’ refers to a course of classes offering tuition in stage/television drama which will be delivered during the term. Course classes will take place once a week for one and a half / two hours, as detailed at the time of booking.
‘Holiday Workshop/ Camp’ refers to workshops run by Shine during the breaks between terms.
‘Principal’ refers to the head teacher of a particular Shine School.
‘Term’ refers to an academic school term and
‘Term dates’ refer to the dates for the relevant term.
‘Private lesson’ refers to a one to one session between a teacher and a pupil, usually for the purposes of taking an examination or participating in a drama festival.
ENROLMENT OF A NEW STUDENT:
To apply for a place for a new student to enrol in a Shine class, the Parent must agree to all the terms and conditions and submit a CONTACT form online or by post. A free trial will then be arranged.
Each student’s place is allocated on a ‘first come, first served basis,’ and an application form will then require completion listing Contact details, interests and medical details and must be accompanied by the relevant first payment/transfer as set out on the application form.
Should the Principal of a class be unable to accept a student due to capacity reasons, the student may then be placed on a reserve list and contacted as and when a place becomes available.
Fees are payable in advance and due on the first date the student attends following a free trial and will then be payable monthly, per term or annually, whichever method the parent selects. A month’s notice must be submitted in writing should a student decide to leave the class but we do encourage students to finish any term projects before this happens so other children are not affected by this decision should a production be in progress.
Payments for holiday courses/workshops must accompany the booking form and details of these will be available on the website a few months in advance to the start date of the project.
Payments will be accepted by the following methods:-
Cheques made payable to Mrs June Young t/a Shine Performing Arts
Shine will allow a 20% discount from a sibling’s fees and should there be more than one sibling parents should ask the principal of the Shine class they are attending for further details of discounts available.
Shine will also grant a 20% discount on holiday workshops for children who have been attending Shine classes for three consecutive terms.
At times, Shine will grant scholarships to children but this will be at the discretion of the Senior Principal, June Young and will be viewed on an individual basis.
EXCEPTATIONS OF SHINE PERFORMING ARTS
In order to avoid disturbance in classes, you and your child are asked to arrive in good time, usually 10 minutes prior to the start time of the class.
A teacher is permitted to ask a child to sit out of a class if he/she is behaving badly which is preventing the other children from enjoying the project at that time.
Children are asked to keep talking and chatting to a minimum so we can all benefit from the classes and can maximise the use of our class times.
In the event that payments of the fees are missed the right to send the child to attend their class is withdrawn until the payment is received and brought up to date. Should the account fall into arrears on more than three occasions during any one calendar year we reserve the right to terminate the agreement with immediate effect.
Shine reserves the right to use any individual or group photographs or movie shots of your child for press or promotional purposes. Parents will be asked to give their written consent for this when completing the application form.
Parents will always be asked if they are happy for their child to be participating in topics that may be considered to be of a controversial nature, although all material used is considered to be age appropriate.
Bullying, harassment, abuse or other inappropriate behaviour by parents or children and any of their guests who attend Shine classes will not be accepted and will result in permanent exclusion.
You and your child are expected to treat all teachers, staff and other children with the utmost respect and consideration and Shine will adopt a zero tolerance to rude, offensive or aggressive remarks and behaviour .
The health and safety policy of the venue must be adhered to at all times.Smoking or consumption of alcohol and the use of illegal substances is not permitted at any of our classes.
Should the class fall on a Bank Holiday a replacement date will be offered as soon as possible.
Students must wear appropriate footwear at all times, laces are not recommended for children who are unable to tie them, and Shine Tshirts and hoodies can be purchased through the website.
Should the child appear unwell and still wishes to attend it is the responsibility of the parent to inform the Principal of the class.
Any medication should be clearly labelled and the Principal informed of it.
Parents are expected to inform Shine of any change in Contact details in the event of emergency.
Parents are expected to collect their children personally and on time unless alternative arrangements have been agreed with the Principal.
Personal property is the responsibility of the child and Shine cannot be held responsible for the loss of or damage to personal belongings.
The liability of the Shine Teachers is restricted to class time only.
In the event that a student is unable to attend classes due to sickness, holiday or a decision by the parent or student not to attend, the principal must be informed prior to the class and we regret that fees cannot be refunded for that purpose.
Occasionally times and dates of classes or rooms may have to be changed and this will only be done if deemed absolutely necessary i.e. the room is required by the venue for exams etc.
Severe weather conditions may result in the cancellation of a lesson without warning so parents will need to check their email or text in this event. Should this occur every effort will be made to make up the time but can always be guaranteed as it may be subject to the availability of the venue.
Shine may need to bring in other teachers for specific tasks or change a teacher due to personal commitments but all teachers employed by Shine will carry an enhanced DBS criminal records check.
Parents are asked to make sure that children have eaten prior to a class and they can bring a drink in a sealed beaker/bottle to avoid spillages.
Shine fees will be reviewed annually and may be increased in the September term each year.
These Terms and Conditions, together with any Fee note, Acceptance Letter and/or Acceptance Letter/Email constitute the entire agreement between the parties which supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
In the event that one or more of the provisions of the Agreement are found to be unlawful or otherwise unenforceable, those provisions will be deemed severed from the remainder of the Agreement.
The Agreement shall be governed by , and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales and any dispute, proceedings or claim shall fall within the jurisdiction of the England courts. Our liability We do not exclude or limit our liability in any way for:-
Death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors Fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation Breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples): and Defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
Clients Procedure Shine recognises that parents may feel the need to complain about a variety of issues so please note that this should be addressed confidentially particularly if it involves another child so please speak to the Principal of the class as a first port of call. Should you feel the need to take the matter further please contact June Young at sp*@po**.com or telephone 07887731155.