Child Protection

Coopers Edge Ballet School recognises its responsibility for child protection.




  • The School acknowledges that children should be given the best possible opportunity to learn. To do this the school commits to providing a secure, safe, and familiar environment in which to work.

  • The School syllabus is planned and taught in such a way to encourage positive learning, focussing on positive corrections and praise rather than criticism. Children who are genuinely trying to learn should never feel that they have “got it wrong”.

  • Children are supervised at all times when in the care of The School.



Safeguarding Children

  • All teachers at The School are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

  • Regular support staff are also subject to a DBS check.

  • All teachers complete the NSPCC Child Protection: an introduction (Online Training) Course.

  • Any additional helpers are supervised at all times by checked support staff.

  • Named Child Protection Officers are: Angela Wright, Principal; Corinne Day.

  • Should there be any concerns about a child the Principal will act appropriately in line with their NSPCC Child Protection Training.

  • Any concerns noticed by Support Staff will be reported directly to the Principal or other named Safeguarding Officer, who will follow the guidelines set out in this policy.

  • The School seeks to use Coopers Edge Primary School’s Dance Studio and Hall, the Churchdown Community Centre and the Gloucestershire International School in the best way possible with regard to child safety and will regularly review the way it uses the facilities.

As a Royal Academy of Dance registered school we follow their detailed child protection policy. Please contact us if you would like to see a copy.