Code of Conduct
CODE OF CONDUCT
By enrolling on a Course with us you agree to the following:
We expect all students to behave with a high degree of professionalism and respect at all times.
Hurt no one and break nothing. We have a zero tolerance policy for behaviour that places yourself, others or the teaching environment at risk. Any damage caused will be paid for by the student. Our zero tolerance policy extends to the use of illegal drugs. Also, if you consume alcohol prior to a class you will be excluded.
Issues Affecting Learning
Actor training can be both emotionally and physically demanding. We strive to create a safe space to allow all those who train with us to grow and develop.
Please inform us of any issues that may affect your ability to learn and train with us. We may, under certain circumstances, be able to adapt our training to the needs of an individual. However, it is your responsibility to manage these and only sign up to a course if it is safe and appropriate for you to do so.
There is a risk of injury in all movement work. Be sensible and take all reasonable precautions. Only perform movement exercises, choreography and fight choreography you have been instructed in. Use common sense, you are responsible for both your own safety and the safety of others.
Be realistic about your physical limits. We all have them and we all learn at different rates. If you are unsure or something feels unsafe, ask for help immediately.
Attendance and Punctuality
100% attendance and punctuality is expected of all students. If you are absent or late to a class without agreement in advance (see below), you may be kept out of class until a suitable point, which could result in you losing your chance to work during that class and could result in your removal from the course.
In certain extenuating circumstances, an agreed absence may be requested in advance. This request must be made officially by email to the course co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance, giving as much notice as possible. Decisions as to whether an agreed absence may be granted will be at the discretion of the course tutors, communicating via the course co-ordinator.
Where applicable, absences must also be communicated to your colleagues on the course who may be affected by your non-attendance. Where an agreed absence has been granted, you must make every effort to make up for the lost learning (including attending drop-in classes at an additional cost to you to pay for both your place and your partner’s where your absence requires their additional attendance at drop-in).
Additional classes and preparation
Any preparation or additional classes that may be required outside of core contact time as advised by your tutors should be fully committed to and completed in a timely manner. All lines must be learnt by the deadline set.
We may, on rare occasions, be required to reschedule classes. If this occurs as much notice as possible will be given but students will be required to make every effort to accommodate a new class schedule.
Failure to observe any of the above rules and/or behaviour considered detrimental to learning will result in the student being removed from a course. Please note that your course fees are non-refundable in these circumstances.
Where you are part of a course with ongoing commitment from a company of actors we will circulate your email addresses to your fellow students. The intention of the clause is to facilitate communication between students as a Company of Actors.
You agree not to use the email address of any actors on your course for any reason other than to communicate about the course itself except with their explicit consent to do so.
Any administrative issues may be directed to the course co-ordinator at email@example.com. Please note, however, that this email address is not permanently manned and a response may take up to 2 business days. Accordingly, this form of communication should not be used for urgent matters, which should be communicated to the company and/or tutors directly.
Please note that social media messaging is not an appropriate form of communication and any messages sent via social media platforms will not be responded to.