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Terms & Conditions

Updated: 25.08.2020

Admission to 1Point4Teacher Ltd

  • Admission to 1Point4Teacher is at the discretion of the CEO and founder Mrs Sophia Edwin. No student may be admitted until the booking form has been completed and classes have been confirmed with Mrs Edwin.

1Point4Teacher Authority

  • 1Point4Teacher Ltd reserves the right to take steps it reasonably believes to be necessary to maintain discipline, ensure safety and well-being of staff and students.

Your Responsibility

  • You must declare all medical conditions during registration and keep us up-to-date should this change by emailing Mrs Edwin at 1point4teacher@gmail.com.

  • You must declare if you do not want your child to be photographed for marketing use and keep us up to date should this change using the given email address or phone number.

  • Your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received. Paid for spaces will be given priority.

  • You must refrain from bringing your child to class if they have had any form of illness within 48 hours of the class. (See the Covid-19 section for separate guideline).

  • Fees are calculated according to the times mentioned in the schedule and no discount or refund shall be made for time losts because of late arrival by the student.

Refunds & Our Responsibilities

  • Mrs Edwin is the Head Tutor of 1Point4Teacher. She plans and delivers all lessons to the children herself. Mrs Malini is the Tutoring Assistant and works under the guidance of Mrs Edwin.

  • Refunds or catch up lessons will be given for cancellations made by 1Point4Teacher. Mrs Edwin reserves the right to decide which of those options to offer on a case by case basis.

  • Payments will be returned if a class must be cancelled due to minimum numbers not being achieved.

  • If there are any sessions missed due to bad weather, Mrs Edwin will offer a catch-up session.

  • Any lost time because of the late arrival of the tutor shall be compensated for by extending a lesson with mutual agreement and by such amount of time that was lost.

  • 1Point4Teacher reserve the right to remove from our programme, without refund, anyone who is found to be bullying, misbehaving or displaying disruptive behaviour.

  • We do not issue refunds for sessions that you cannot attend. We may offer catch up sessions for you under the discretion of Mrs Edwin.

Covid-19

Cleaning and hygiene

  • Cleaning equipment is provided in the classroom. This includes hand wash, hand sanitisers, soap, disinfectants and more.

  • Children and adults are required to wash their hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds at the start and end of sessions.

  • Surfaces and tables will be cleaned using standard products such as detergents and bleach, in between classes.

Symptoms of Covid 19

  • If Mrs Edwin is well enough to teach but tests positive for Covid-19 or displays symptoms lessons will be moved online for a minimum of 14 days.

  • If Mrs Edwin tests positive for Covid-19, displays symptoms but is not well enough to teach future catch up sessions will be provided.

  • Students must not attend face to face sessions if they have tested positive for Covid-19. They must self isolate for 10 working days from the onset of symptoms before rejoining the class. After 14 days if they continue to have a cough or loss of smell they should continue to self isolate.

  • Students with symptoms of Covid-19 should get a test. If they test negative and no longer have symptoms they are free to return. 

  • If there is an outbreak of Covid-19 or someone in the class has been in contact with someone who has had it. Lessons will be moved online for a minimum of 14 days.

  • If your child is in close contact with someone with Covid-19 they should self isolate even if they do not have symptoms. 

Remote learning 

  • If your child is unable to attend due to self isolation, a homework pack will be provided. Please contact Mrs Edwin to see if catch up sessions can be arranged or to book an online session.

Paying Annually

We do not accept annual payments. Please see the monthly plan.

Monthly Fee

Monthly fees are paid a month in advance via Direct Debit. The first payment for the academic year 2020 – 2021 is due on the 1st September 2020.  The cost of group tuition is currently £75 per month. This is part of a ten-month subscription. The parent is required to pay the full monthly fee whether they attend all the weekly sessions for that month or not. Our prices may be adjusted at the start of each academic year. As this is a fixed fee, the payment is still required during the Christmas and Easter break.

One to One tutoring cost £35 per hour. A £3 discount is applied per hour when booking 6 or more lessons in advance.

Late Enrolments

Where an enrolment has taken place after our first week of the academic year, 1Point4Teacher will discuss scheduling catch-up sessions to ensure your child has covered all the content. Whist these catch-ups are scheduled or underway you are required to bring your account up to date and inline with the payment schedules below.

Late Arrivals, Early Departures or Missing Lessons

For students constantly arriving late, leaving early or missing lessons, 1Point4Teacher may request that your child take supplementary individual tuition. 

Financial Difficulties

If at any point you have difficulty in meeting your agreed payments, please contact a member of staff in our Accounts Department on 07400 585 123 or email 1point4teacher@gmail.com.

Non-Returnable Fees

No reduction in fees is made in respect of absence from 1Point4Teacher during any part of the official term, whether on account of illness or any other cause.

 

Term Dates

Weekly sessions run for 36 weeks in a year. We are closed during the half terms and for 2 weeks during Easter and 2 weeks during Christmas. These dates have been reflected in the monthly price. If you have sessions on a Monday, bank holiday fees will be deducted from your fees for the final term. All other sessions outside of this term are not affected by the bank holidays. Year 6 children may want to finish at the end of May (due to SATs) but if they continue beyond this the focus will be on transitioning to year 7.

Termination

We advise you to let us know before committing to an additional month if you would like to terminate services as payments will not be refunded for the new month. This can be done up to 7 days before the next month.

Snacks During the Lesson

We understand that some students are coming to us straight from school, so we are happy for them to bring a bottle of water and a small piece of fruit (to be kept in a sealed container). No sweets, chewing gum, crisps or chocolate is permitted to be brought into the classroom. If your child does not have a water bottle, water will be provided.

Suspension and Expulsion

1Point4Teacher reserves the right to suspend or remove any student whose attendance, work or behaviour is, in their reasonable opinion, unsatisfactory. Under such circumstances, 1Point4Teacher will be under no obligation to return any fees.

Photography & Videoing at 1Point4Teacher

From time to time 1Point4Teacher will take photos and videos of children during their time with us. This content is solely for the use of advertising and marketing which may appear on third party material such as websites and leaflets. By enrolling your child onto a course with us, you are providing your consent to this. For further information on this or to opt out please email us detailing this to 1point4teacher@gmail.com . Please provide the following information in your email: Name of Child and the course they are attending.

Personal Property

It is advisable that students do not bring with them any valuables. 1Point4Teacher has no responsibility for the loss and damage of any personal property.

Data Protection

In accordance with The Data Protection Act 1998, the information you provide to us will only be used for the purposes for 1Point4Teacher's enrolment and communication. No information relating to our students or customers will be passed onto any third parties.

No Warranties

The tutor makes no promises or warranties with regards to a student's performance as a result of any tutoring provided.

Fair Processing Notice

This applies to the handling of your personal data.

 

Processing Information

1Point4Teacher will ensure that your data is processed fairly and lawfully. We will process information only where:

1. the law allows us to, or
2. You have given your consent, or
3. We have received a court order

Ensuring your personal information is safe and accurate

1Point4Teacher complies with GDRP regulations and ensures that information held on our computer systems and in our paper filing systems is secure to guard against unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction of, or damage to personal data. In order to carry out its functions 1Point4Teacher will only give information to others in accordance with the law. 1Point4Teacher only collects and records personal information that is necessary to carry out its functions, nothing more.

Retaining information

We will only retain information if a business need exists. It is not kept longer than is necessary for that purpose.

Status of the Tutor

It is expressly understood that the student retains the services of the tutor as an independent contractor and not as an employee. The Tutor shall be responsible for his/her insurance and for all statutory declarations and contributions regarding income tax.

Zero Tolerance Behaviour Policy

We do not tolerate bad behaviour during group sessions. We know that every child will gain knowledge from each lesson that they attend, and we want to reduce distractions as much as possible. This is one of the reasons that children are taught in year groups. The atmosphere in a year 2 class will be different from that of a year 5 class and we acknowledge this. However, If the student is disrupting the lessons, they will be given a warning (maximum of 2 warnings will be given). If this behaviour continues, their space will be terminated. At 1Point4Teacher, we teach children who want to learn, irrespective of ability. If your child has a behaviour problem, please contact us and we may be able to offer them one to one session instead.

Ofsted

1Point4Teacher is not registered with Ofsted as they state that ‘You cannot register if you look after each child for under 2 hours a day – even if your setting is open for longer than 2 hours'. We therefore cannot accept childcare vouchers or any other government childcare voucher schemes.

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