Talent Factory's Anti-Bullying Policy
The Talent Factory commits to anti bullying. Providing a safe and supportive community that fosters a lifelong love for the arts and creative expression. In order to guarantee all of our students are able to best pursue their passion, we implemented a comprehensive anti-bullying policy applicable to our students, families, staff, and employees. We define bullying as any behavior; physical, verbal, written (either electronically or in person), that detrimentally targets another student. This counts as bullying when it physically or emotionally harms a student, targets a student for any actual or perceived characteristic, or creates a hostile environment in the studio.
We understand that the under reporting of bullying is the biggest hindrance to stopping further harassment. We have developed an online form for students or parents to file in the case of bullying. We have developed an online form that can be filled out anonymously or with personal information for students or parents to file in the case of bullying. If you do not wish to provide personal information, we just ask to be supplied with a date, time, location, who was bullying, and details of the harassment. This information is sent directly to our directors, Miss Dana, Miss Tara and Mr. Hugo, who are in charge of the implementation and studio wide compliance to the anti-bullying policy. The directors will contact the alleged bullying party, the alleged victim, teachers, assistants, and parents who may have possibly witnessed the event. Should, in addition, he/she finds evidence that corroborates the report, this will serve as the basis for scheduling a course of action meeting. Talent Factory directors and instructors must intervene if they are made aware of the possibility bullying is occurring including but not limited to witnessing bullying. All Talent Factory instructors have to intervene by filing the online report directly. Parents making the studio aware of the bullying event, the parent is also required to take on the primary responsibility of filing a report.
The Talent Factory will not tolerate bullying in any form; physical, emotional, social or otherwise. As such, we have implemented a Zero Tolerance Bullying Policy. Since our goal is to empower people and embrace individuality, one documented bullying event will have repercussions which include but not limited to:
The range of disciplinary actions that may be taken against a perpetrator for bullying, cyberbullying or retaliation shall include but not be limited to:
Warning + parent notification
Loss of private lessons
Loss of solo / duo / trio / group performance at competition (non-refundable)
Pulled from the team
Permanently dismissed from studio
Immediate termination of enrollment for egregious violations. Most noteworthy, as per the policy above, Talent Factory recognizes that bullying does not just occur between students. Parents or guardians who witnessed bullying or harassing another student, parent, or Talent Factory instructors, penalties above will be enforced without refund for classes missed.
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At The Talent Factory, respect and compassion are two of our core values. All students have a right to learn and develop their art in a positive, respectful environment. We realize every situation reported through this form may require a unique follow-up.