Shine Tuition exists for the benefit of the students in our community. We are totally committed to the welfare of our students and tutors and have developed this policy document together with the adoption of associated safeguarding procedures to give full meaning to our security and safeguarding commitments.
Shine Tuition offer both one to one and small group tutoring. This can be in-person or online which each fall within the scope of this policy.
We undertake to:
1.1 Shine Tuition is committed to ensuring the highest possible standard of safeguarding. The personal safety and wellbeing of each student and tutor working with the Shine Tuition is paramount.
1.2 Our Learning Centres are Covid Secure environments with multiple groups working such that every tutorial is witnessed by at least one other staff member.
2.1 This policy document contains the responsibilities of all persons using the Learning Centres and having online lessons, including tutors, students, parents (responsible adults) and teachers.
2.2 The aim of this policy is to safeguard all students and other persons using the Learning Centres and having online lessons both whilst they are within a tutorial session and as a result of participating.
2.3 It is important that all persons using or working on behalf of Shine Tuition are aware of this policy and have familiarised themselves with the detailed safeguarding procedures.
2.4 This policy should be read and understood before engaging in any activity arranged through Shine Tuition and the responsibilities and procedures therein adhered to. Contravention of the policy document could lead to suspension and/or barring from Shine Tuition and its services.
3. Legislative Framework
These policies and procedures aim to ensure that all persons using Shine Tuition’s services can do so safely within child safeguarding standards and UK law.
4. General Information
Registration of Teachers
In order to be registered with Shine Tuition the teacher must provide proof of identity, proof of residential address, an enhanced DBS certificate and two professional references that will be verified.
5.1 All personal details about the student and parents, including contact address and phone number, will remain private and confidential and will not be available to the tutor.
5.2 All data held by Shine Tuition is in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Roles and Responsibilities
6. The Tutor
The tutor shall:
7. The Student
The student shall:
8. Parent/Responsible adult
The parent/responsible adult shall:
9. Director of Shine Tuition
The Director of Shine Tuition shall:
The Safeguarding Policy and procedures will be reviewed by Shine Tuition on a regular basis to ensure it is adequate and relevant to safeguarding standards.
11.1 All persons using Shine Tuition’s services have a responsibility to familiarise themselves with the Safeguarding Policy.
11.2 Any tutor reported for a breach of the Safeguarding Policy will be suspended from the site until the incident has been investigated by the appropriate authority. The reporter may be informed of the resolution if appropriate.
11.3 The final decision on action taken for minor breaches of the Safeguarding Policy will be the responsibility of Shine Tuition.
11.4 Any person reported for illegal activity whilst using Shine Tuition’s services will be reported to police and will be barred from the service.
11.5 Any person reported for causing harm to a student or subjecting the student to sexual abuse will be reported to police and barred from the service.