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CDET Recognised School

RSM Stage Academy is a recognised School within the industry. Providing quality assurance for the professional dance and musical theatre industries.

Please find below the nine requirements that we have achieved to become a recognised School.

Nine Requirements for recognised Schools:

  • Professional Policies and Procedures – have appropriate policies and adhere to strict procedures in respect of the following: health and safety (including safe dance practice), equal opportunities and customer service (including, without limitation, in respect of dealing with any complaints which the school receives)
  • A Children and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy and Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau /Disclosure and Barring Service (CRB/ DBS) disclosure - hold and adhere to a Children and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy. As part of this policy, to ensure valid, enhanced Criminal Records Bureau/Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure is in place for all members of staff including teachers, administrators and ancillary staff or its equivalent where available.
  • Insurance - hold appropriate and adequate insurance.
  • Code of Professional Conduct and Practice - adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct and Practice of the Council for Dance Education and Training or an equivalent code recognised by the Council.
  • Information Disclosure - prominently display at all times, enable students to access or provide on request to all students a copy of the Nine Requirements for Recognised Schools, full routine and emergency contact details, timetables and details of venues and examinations, public performances, competitions and / or displays.
  • Teaching Qualifications and Experience - ensure the majority of teaching is delivered by teachers who hold a Council, Ofqual, TDA or other government recognised teaching qualification or level three or above on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF); or are actively studying towards such a teaching qualification, where such a qualification exists. In this situation, teachers not holding or working towards such a teaching qualification will be in the minority but must still demonstrate professional teaching or training §ce to the satisfaction of the Council.
  • Teaching Contracts - employ or engage all teachers working at the school on appropriate contracts.
  • Staff Appraisal Procedure and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)- operate an annual staff appraisal procedure and deliver a Continuing Professional Development policy for teaching staff within the organisation.
  • Accounts and Finance - keep formal accounts which should be independently inspected or audited where required by law.
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