Masters Performing Arts is a data controller and collects information on a lawful basis as follows. Most of this information is mandatory. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is fully protected and you can be assured that the information will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Contact Masters Performing Arts at: 2 & 4 Totman Crescent, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7UY;
Tel: 01268 777351; email: [email protected]
On becoming a student, employee or self-employed tutor at Masters, you will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to the retention and sharing of information. This will include the sending and receiving of emails via our companies registered email addresses.
You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the administrator in writing, by email, when we will actively aim to have your data deleted from our files within one month. Withdrawal of consent may also affect what we can do for you in the future.
Please note – Information can be held longer than the periods stated above in accordance with any legal situation that may be ongoing, i.e. until all fees are paid in full, court procedures, debt collectors, legal claims.
If you have a concern about the way we collect or use your personal data you can raise your concerns with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect manually and online.
Our website may contain links to other websites to enable you to visit them easily. However once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the websites in question.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.
Masters Performing Arts takes seriously their responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young adults and vulnerable adults who use the college.
Masters Performing Arts are fully committed to the practice of Equal Opportunities, please see the Equality Act 2010. Masters aim is to provide a thriving, creative, and motivated community of staff and pupils. Our desire to be confident that not only is there justice and fair play equally across the board, but also a passionate promotion of inclusiveness along with the dedicated pursuit of achievement to all, providing appropriate and helpful ways of measuring and reporting our progress towards our aims.
Masters Performing Arts are committed to ensuring that it treats its employees and students equally, fairly, and with respect and that it does not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of any of the protected characteristics outlined in the Equality Act 2010.
Any stereotyping, prejudice, bias, and harassment based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, and religion will not be tolerated.
Masters Performing Arts will not tolerate bullying or harassment. Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. Harassment and Bullying being behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended.
Harassment and bullying both involve behaviour which harms, intimidates, threatens, victimises, offends, degrades, humiliates, or undermines a person’s dignity.
Some examples of behaviour that is bullying or harassment (this list is not exhaustive):
Any form of discrimination or harassment should be reported to the appropriate personnel – Head of Year Tutor, Head of Department and/or Senior Management.
Masters Performing Arts recognises that people with disabilities and learning difficulties experience discrimination within society. The College is committed to providing equality and opportunity to all who study and work at the College. Our aim is to ensure that all our students can participate fully in all aspects of college life.
You are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.
The term “physical impairment” includes sensory impairment e.g. loss of hearing, visual impairment etc. It includes disfigurement and people with a history of disability. The term “mental impairment” covers impairments relating to mental functioning, including clinically recognised mental illness and learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia.
At Masters Performing Arts we welcome people from all sections of the community. We undertake a full individual analysis into a student’s physical restrictions, as well as his/her strengths to determine their suitability for the very demanding physical nature of the course. It may be the case that an individual would endanger his/her personal safety or that of other members of the class and so should be precluded from undertaking either the course or a particular activity on the grounds of health and safety. Masters Performing Arts realises that any student who has a disability or learning difficulty may need special consideration or additional support in order to succeed within the course. We recognise that these needs are individual and we aim to ensure that all students have the support necessary for their individual needs.
Masters Performing Arts ensures all staff are aware that they must not treat students with disabilities more or less favourably than other students simply because of their disability. Our overriding teaching approach is that, so far as possible, all students should be afforded the same treatment.
Staff and students are encouraged to be vigilant and if they believe they have witnessed discrimination, harassment, or victimisation of any kind this must be reported to their year tutor and/or senior management. They will then investigate and in turn report to the Directors. Any persons failing to comply with the college’s equal opportunities guidelines will be subject to the appropriate disciplinary procedure.
Monitoring of Equal Opportunities, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy is an on-going process. Any areas for improvement will be identified in the college annual Self-Assessment Report and action plans will be drawn up and implemented.
Masters Performing Arts prides itself on the supportive and caring ‘family’ atmosphere we offer our students. This is made possible by the relatively small number of students on site, combined with high student/tutor contact hours. Students have access to continual pastoral care and receive regular individual tutorials with specific course tutors. All members of staff conduct classes in a supportive and mutually respectful manner. Masters ‘open door’ policy allows students to fully communicate with their peers and staff and they are encouraged to express and discuss any difficulties they may be experiencing.