Pastoral Care and Student Support
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We are committed to watching over our students as individuals: most importantly their mental health and well being.”
- Kerry Williams | Head of Safeguarding and Pastoral Care
Information on Student Support
We have a robust culture of Safeguarding within London Vocational Ballet School. Great emphasis is placed on students learning in a controlled and secure environment. You can read our Safeguarding policy here.
Individual meetings are held with students to discuss their progress, to hear their views and keep them updated on their training. At Year 9, marking the end of Key Stage 3, a formalised handover takes place as students embark on Year 10 and Key Stage 4, allowing scope to formally implement a more individual training programme. This offers students bespoke development and support in the areas they most excel in.
All dancers will be asked to attend a session with the school physiotherapist at their start of their first term. This is in order to identify and correct any physical weaknesses in young growing bodies. Individual exercises may be given where necessary and these will be monitored throughout their years with London Vocational Ballet School.
Where needed, students will be given 1-2-1 tuition whilst recovering from ill health or injury on the basis of a healthy return to their full training regime. This also offers opportunity for staff to identify weakness within specific areas and offer steps towards improvement.
Parent and Guardian Communication
Parents and Guardians are an important part of our students' support network. We keep them regularly informed of their progress. Written reports are provided twice a year but the school is happy to arrange additional contact if parents wish to discuss any aspect of their child's tuition and development.
Parents and Teachers
Parents are invited to meet with vocational and academic staff at intervals throughout the year. We place value on good teacher and parent communication. We also encourage our students to discuss their wishes and concerns with us. Great care is taken to know and understand each individual student.