Disciplinary Procedure

We aim for our courses to be safe, fun, inspiring experiences where young people can explore their potential, learning from both our experts and the others in the class.

Unfortunately, sometimes a participant may be experiencing personal difficulties and express them in such a way that is disruptive to others in the course or may make it difficult for the tutor to conduct the class. If this occurs we will seek to rectify the situation as follows:

  1.  The course co-ordinator takes the participant aside to discuss the problem in private and how they would like to see the participant’s behavior change.
  2.  Should the problem continue, course co-ordinator contacts the participant’s parent or guardian to request a meeting at the end of class or before the next class to discuss the issue and seek  input on a solution and agree on implementation of a code of conduct.
  3.  Should the problem still continue the participant will be asked not to return to the course.

Being dismissed from the course in this manner will not result in a refund of the course fee.

BULLYING

Intimidation or bullying of any kind will not be tolerated.

We encourage participants to alert the course co-ordinator or Australian Shakespeare Company management if they believe an incident of bullying has occurred.

Upon notification of an incident the parent or guardian of the participant causing the problem will be called to collect the participant immediately.
Parents or guardians of all participants involved will be asked to attend a meeting as soon as possible to resolve the problem to the satisfaction of course co-ordinators so participants involved may return to the course.

Should reprisals or further bullying occur the participant will not be permitted to continue the course and parent/guardian will be called to collect the participant immediately.

Being dismissed from the course in this manner will not result in a refund of the course fee.