18th October 2016
The health and wellbeing of young people is of upmost importance to a national theatre school franchise, which is why they were delighted to welcome the NSPCC at the two regional meetings held in the North and South of the country on October 12th and 13th.
Razzamataz Theatre Schools have been working alongside the NSPCC so they can deliver Level 1 and 2 Safeguarding at the Regional meetings, so all theatre school Principals that attend, will be fully up to speed with the latest developments.
Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz, says:
"Child protection must be rigorous in all theatre schools and we are delighted that we are working with the NSPCC to train our Principals so they can provide a safe and happy environment for the children who come to train with them each week,” “In this area, there can be no excuses for getting it wrong so we are grateful to work with the experts to have as much knowledge and guidance into best practice as possible."
During the course, Principals were shown examples of how and where young people could be potentially at risk and how important the theatre school’s staff and Principal can be in helping to protect children and keep them safe.
Emma Louise Campbell, Principal of Razzamataz Cambridge, says:
"The training with the NSPCC was really informative and I am very proud to say that we have trained with the guidance of the NSPCC to our parents,” “There are some very exciting developments happening in the network especially around the new database technology. It was great to have an initial insight into this and an opportunity to express our thoughts."
As well as the Safeguarding course, the theatre school franchise was delighted to reward franchisees with a number of incentives that were achieved through good practice.
"We are delighted to announce that after two years of implementing our 'traffic light' system audit scheme, 100% of our network scored a complete green annual audit. All franchisees now receive a 'Back To School' marketing reward as a thank you from Head Office, only one of our many incentive schemes."
Other schemes include reaching a milestone in student numbers to receive a reward such as a high tea or spa day. The Head Office is now preparing for the Annual Conference and Awards, which is another opportunity to reward the hard working theatre school franchisees.
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is a franchise part-time theatre school business with schools up and down the UK. MD and Founder, Denise Hutton-Gosney appeared on BBC’s Dragons’ Den in 2007 and after a tough grilling from the Dragons, gained investment from Duncan Bannatyne.
If you would like to find out how you can join the franchise network, Razzamataz is actively looking to open further schools across the UK and in particular Aberdeen and Cardiff. The team will be holding regular Discovery Den days, which give people the opportunity to meet the Head Office team and find out more about this franchise opportunity.
13th March 2018
Razzamataz Theatre Schools has joined the ranks of the elite after their own franchisees provided feedback for an industry survey for a second year in a row.
23rd February 2018
To help to encourage youngsters to try something new, Razzamataz Theatre Schools is hosting a National Bring a Friend Day.
8th February 2018
Teamwork triumphed at the, Dragons' Den backed, Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise conference.
23rd January 2018
Aspiring Razzamataz performers are given the chance to work with a top industry professional.
18th December 2017
Razzamataz have started preparation for GDPR already so they have plenty of time to make sure their Principals are fully up to date when the new regulations come into force in May 2018.
1st December 2017
Razzamataz students travelled to Disneyland® Paris for a special performance opportunity.
27th October 2017
Youngsters from Razzamataz Cambridge will be performing alongside Collabro.
20th October 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools children take part in a special performance during Disneyland® Paris anniversary.
16th October 2017
Youngsters from Razzamataz Theatre Schools have been raising money for the company’s charity Future Fund.
9th October 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools fully support the development of the hundreds of teachers who work across the network of theatre schools.
2nd October 2017
National Work Life Week gives the opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being and creating a good work-life balance.
18th September 2017
Scholarship winners will be taking up their places with their local Razzamataz schools in September.
21st August 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools allow children to find their place in the world through performing arts.
1st August 2017
Razzamataz franchise has once again supported its students in helping them achieve their professional dreams of working in the performing arts industry.
3rd July 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools will be hosting a gala performance at the indigo at The 02 on Sunday 18th November 2018.
29th June 2017
In the Smith & Henderson survey Razzamataz Theatre Schools was scored so highly that they received a 5 Star Franchise Satisfaction Award.
12th May 2017
Throughout the UK Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisees are offering fun and affordable summer schools.
10th May 2017
After her diagnosis and the care she received from the NHS, Ellie Channer was determined to give something back.
27th April 2017
Aspiring performing artists can win a year's place at a local Razzamataz Theatre School with The Stage newspaper.
24th April 2017
The Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise is delighted to be welcomed into the British Franchise Association (bfa).
20th April 2017
A dance competition is to be held to celebrate the launch of the new Razzamataz Performing Arts classes at Eurocamp.
16th March 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is proud to be sponsoring Rock Challenge in various venues across the UK.
I don’t have a business background so after deciding to retire from professionally performing it was the memories of Razzamataz on Dragons’ Den that set the wheels in motion. I was really inspired by the brand and the business model and because it is a franchise business we receive a lot of help and support from Head Office as well as on-going training so I can make Razzamataz Barnet the success that I believe it can be. In the last 12 months, I have doubled my student numbers in a very competitive market and I have now clear plans on how I would like my business to progress this year.Michael French, Razzamataz Barnet
It was 10 years ago that I left hairdressing and for anyone thinking that it is too late to change their careers I would say step out of your comfort zone and just do it. I never thought I would be able to and it’s the best thing I have done and wished I’d done it years ago!Pam Dixon, Razzamataz Dumfries
I specifically wanted to go for a franchise, and in particular Razzamataz because of the support from Head Office and other Principals. This is a network of theatre school owners so you are in business for yourself but not by yourself.Alison Beveridge, Razzamataz Durham.
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