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New Professional Standards Scheme for ISTD Dance Teachers

ISTD have introduced the first element, Health and Safety, in their Apr-Jun 2017 issue of DANCE. This is the first introduction to their new Professional Standards Scheme which will cover four main areas that form the foundation of a good dance teacher:

  • Health and Safety

  • Child Protection

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Insurance

The scheme is being introduced in conjunction with ISTD’s new dance teacher publicly-searchable directory. This is a platform where ISTD qualified teachers can register their details and for each element completed within the scheme, dance teachers will receive a badge against their online profile. Thereby, demonstrating to potential customers that you are a professional and qualified dance teacher.

To make sure that dance teachers can complete all elements of the Professional Standards Scheme, ISTD have produced several articles, each focusing on one element. For more details guidance and templates for the scheme you can download documents from the ISTD website.