Information for Parents – FAQ
What are the safeguarding procedures at the Summer School?
The Ufton Drama Summer School is committed to protecting all children and young people whilst in our care. The organisation will do all in its power to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all involved in the course and to respond swiftly to concerns. We endeavour to communicate with our hosts the Ufton Court Residential Education Trust and to comply where appropriate to their policy and practice. You can find a full copy of our Safeguarding Policy here.
What are the sleeping arrangements at Ufton Court?
The house is separated into two wings with single sex accommodation offered on a dormitory style basis. The house has recently benefited from a modern upgrade to its wash facilities and adequate showers, WC’s and sinks have been installed.
Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided but visitors will need to bring a towel.
Who teaches at Summer School?
There are six members of staff on each summer school course as well as 1-2 interns (see internship programme details here). Three members of staff are qualified teachers with the rest of the team being made up of tutors with the relevant professional experience to the course being run. All staff on the summer school team (including interns) are fully vetted using the current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) body and hold the appropriate certification to work with children.
What are the benefits of attending Ufton Drama Summer School?
All of our courses offer a challenging scheme of work for able students which links well to GCSE and A Level Drama, Performing Arts and Theatre Studies. As well as providing an excellent practical experience of learning a new style, genre or period of theatre development and history, students also benefit from working with a range of other young adults from different backgrounds ages and experiences.
Parents and teachers often comment to use after the course that their children and students gain an enormous amount of maturity on our course and return home, and to their studies, with a renewed sense of confidence and energy.