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Terms are approx 12 weeks  


Tues 12th Sept-

Sat 9th Dec 2017

(Half term: 23rd-29th Oct)


Tues 2nd January-

Thurs 29th March 2018

(Half term: 12th-18th Feb)


Sat 14th April-

Sat 14th July 2018

Half term:

(28th May-3rd June)


N.B: Half a terms notice or half a terms fees are required on leaving the school

Term Dates






The Old Post Office, 6a The Green, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 3DU

T: 01245-422595     E:

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Academy Arts Theatre School Safeguarding Policy

Academy Arts Theatre School believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognise their responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice which protects them.


We recognise that:

•the welfare of the child/young person is paramount

•all children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse

•working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people's welfare.


The purpose of the policy:

•To provide protection for the children and young people who receive Academy Arts services, including the children of adult members or users.

•To provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm.


This policy applies to all staff, including senior managers, paid staff, volunteers and sessional workers, agency staff, students or anyone working on behalf of Academy Arts Theatre School.


We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:

•valuing them, listening to and respecting them•adopting child protection guidelines through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers

•recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made

•sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers

•sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately

•providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.


We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

Policies ...

Full Child Protection Policy