Parents code of conduct

  • Help us to keep your child safe by encouraging them to learn the rules about safety and acceptable behaviour and to participate within them
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results. Praise your child for effort and achievement, never punish or belittle a child for poor performance or making mistakes
  • Be a positive role model by recognising good sportsmanship and applauding the performances of all. Accept officials’ decisions in competition, addressing any queries through the Head Coach
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
  • Always ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the activity, such as leotard/tracksuit – no jewellery or body piercings (Earrings for newly pierced ears can remain in place but need to be protected by plasters or tape). The Head Coach must be advised of all jewellery or body adornments worn for religious or medical reasons so that a risk assessment can be made regarding personal safety
  • Always ensure your child brings plenty to drink. (Not fizzy drinks)
  • Keep us informed if your child is ill or unable to attend sessions and notify pre-existing injuries or illness to the Head Coach
  • Ensure children arrive and are collected on time. Always come in to the gym to deliver and collect your child
  • Never leave your child before the session begins, as the coaches’ duty of care starts when their class begins. Remember they too have other commitments and may not be able to get to the gym exactly on time
  • If you decide that your child can go home unaccompanied you will need to provide a signed letter of consent taking full responsibility for their safety and specifying the dates and times for which you are giving permission
  • Use appropriate verbal and body language at all times. Offensive language or aggressive or offensive behaviour will not be tolerated
  • All session fees, competition entry fees and British/Welsh Gymnastic Membership fees must be paid promptly