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Weekend School

Whitgift School
Haling Park
South Croydon
CR2 6YT

Directions

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Please enter via main gates, drive/walk through main car park and turn left.  Follow the road to the right of the sports hall if you need to park. 

Bus: 60, 166, 312, 407, 466

Train: About 10 minute walk from South Croydon

There is a café on site if you need somewhere to wait while your child is in their class.

Fees

Fees (3-6 years)

£150 per term (£37.50 a month on direct debit spread over the year)

£115 for second child, £75 for third child

New students are invited to do an initial two-week trial for £30.  This is deducted from the fees when you book for the rest of the term.

Fees (7-18 years)

£280 per term (£70 a month on direct debit spread over the year)

£210 for second child, £140 for third child

New students are invited to do an initial two-week trial for £60.  This is deducted from the fees when you book for the rest of the term.

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Term Times

Summer Term:

4th May to 13th July 2019

Autumn Term:

28th September to 7th December 2019

Class Times

Saturday Afternoon

3 - 4 year olds:

2.30pm – 4.00pm
4.30pm – 6.00pm

5 - 6 year olds:

2.30pm – 4.00pm
4.30pm – 6.00pm

7 - 18 year olds:

3.00pm – 6.00pm

Managers
Each school has its own manager who is a key member of the Jigsaw Arts team. The manager coordinates teachers, students and parents to ensure we have a safe, professional and smooth-running school.

Jigsaw Arts managers have a teaching and/or a performing background. In addition to their individual experience, all managers are trained by Jigsaw Arts director Nicola Lander to provide each school with a first-class consistent service. In larger schools an assistant is also provided.

Teachers
The students are coached by fully trained tutors who are well organised, energetic and passionate about teaching.

Jigsaw Arts takes every care when selecting new teachers for its schools. They all have experience in teaching or a formal qualification, with many still working professionally in the performing arts industry. All teachers have a DBS check and attend Jigsaw Arts teacher training sessions to provide consistent tutoring across our schools.

All schools are regularly inspected by Jigsaw Performing Arts management, to ensure that the quality of teaching is consistent.

Discipline policy
Jigsaw Arts requires all students to behave in a disciplined and professional manner. Students are expected to be punctual and committed to the course to achieve their full potential.

Students who have the desire to succeed in the performing arts industry need to learn the importance of self-discipline and hard work. Jigsaw Arts will remove from classes any student whose behaviour is deemed inappropriate, disrespectful or disruptive to other students and teachers.

Performing Arts Manager

Alex
School Manager

Alexandria trained in both Classical voice and Musical Theatre at Capilano University and The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She has a wealth of performance experience including portraying “Maria” in West Side Story, “Hope” in Anything Goes, and “Mabel” in The Pirates of Penzance. Alexandria is an enthusiastic teacher with a lot of experience working with children and is currently teaching singing at several schools throughout London. Alexandria is very excited to be joining the Jigsaw team.

Jigsaw Performing Arts School teacher

Nichole
Drama Teacher

Nichole is a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she obtained a BA (HONS) in performance. Upon graduating Nichole has travelled Europe playing multiple roles such as The Queen of Hearts; Alice in Wonderland, San Remo Theatre Italy and Laura; The Glass Menagerie; White Horse Theatre, Germany. Nichole has recently co-written and produced the play ‘Ladybird’ with her theatre company ‘Frying Pan Alley’. Nichole has many years of experience with Theatre in Education as well as teaching English as a foreign language using drama.

Jigsaw Performing Arts dance teacher

Isabelle
Dance Teacher

Isabelle trained in dance at Potsdam: State University of New York and York St John University where she performed as part of Flight Effect Dance Company. After graduating she toured her choreography and performed at various dance platforms including Manchester Dance Consortium, Yorkshire Dance and Create Festival. She has been teaching Ballet, Tap, African and Contemporary dance to children ranging between ages three to eighteen for the last three years and is now studying MFA Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Performing Arts manager

Hannah
Singing Teacher

Hannah has been singing for 12 years. She began training with CYM continuing into higher education. Through her broad training Hannah has performed in musicals, cabarets, choirs and bands in the UK and overseas. Hannah believes singing is a tool for young people’s happiness and development. This is her incentive for teaching.

Georgina
Performing Arts Teacher

Georgina has worked professionally within the musical theatre industry and has performed in many productions such as ‘Godspell the Musical’ and ‘Essence of Ireland’. She has undergone rigorous training at The Guildford School of Acting and is currently working towards her Music Degree at The Academy of Contemporary Music. Georgina also trained as an Irish Dancer performing at events and competitions across the country. She is excited to be a member of the Jigsaw teaching team.

Jigsaw Performing Arts Teacher

Ainsley
Teaching Assistant

Since graduating in Musical Theatre, Ainsley has had the privilege of performing in 3 UK and Ireland tours as principle girl, performing as Lead Vocalist/dancer in France and still continuing to pursue her love for teaching. Ainsley has a huge passion for her craft and believes everyone should get the chance to perform and have fun! She can’t wait to join Jigsaw and is excited for what lies ahead.

Barbara
Performing Arts Teacher

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Certificates

Students are awarded certificates at the end of every year that they attend. We are rewarding commitment and effort rather than ability as we feel every student has personal objectives within the course. Students who reach 3 years or more are then awarded medals every year.

Reports

During our technique term, students concentrate on building and improving their skills, exploring many areas of the performing arts. During this term, parents will be given a written report on their child’s progress. The school manager is also available for ongoing verbal feedback.

Jigsaw Arts run three terms per year. Twice a year family and friends will be invited to watch a presentation or show combining dance, drama and singing. This is an excellent opportunity for the students to put their performance skills into practice.

Jigsaw Arts devises performances so that all students are included. Each student will be individually challenged as well as being encouraged to work as part of a team.

As well as our weekend Performing Arts Schools, Jigsaw offers entertaining and fun Birthday Parties for children at a location of your choosing throughout London, the Home Counties and South Wales. Our parties are perfect for children who love the performing arts and want a creative and imaginative, fun filled party.

What does Jigsaw provide?

One of our specialist performing arts teachers will take the children on an hour’s fun filled adventure through dance, singing and drama activities based on your child’s favourite theme! Past themes have included ‘Princesses and Pirates’, ‘Frozen’, ‘Superheroes’, ‘Under the Sea’ and many more. You pick the theme and our performing arts teacher will ensure that your child and their friends have a wonderful and memorable day. The sessions will run much like our Performing Arts Schools but with the added excitement of the entire party being designed for the birthday child and their guests.

We are more than happy to discuss any ideas that you may have for the content or theme in the build-up to the big day and are happy to suggest activities/games which can be incorporated into the themed party.

All out tutors are DBS checked and have had in-house training.

Activities will be appropriate for the age of the birthday child so please bear this in mind when inviting friends and family. These activities are suitable for a maximum of 20 children. We are unable to accommodate a larger group as we want to ensure that every child has a memorable experience.

What do I need to provide?

A clear space in your home or a small hall. We will also need a power point. If you would like to include any props (pass the parcel etc) then please provide these also. Leave the rest to us!

Costs and booking

£90 for an hour to a maximum of 20 children. There is a £10 surcharge for parties outside the M25.

A £40 deposit is payable in advance to secure your booking.

Deposits are non refundable. Should you wish to cancel your booking, 72 hours notice is required. If the appropriate notice has not been given you will be charged 50% of the balance

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Looking for a career?

Owing to our continued success and growth, we are always on the look-out for the very best teachers to enhance the Jigsaw team.

If you are interested in becoming part of the team, please send a cover letter and CV to:
Jigsaw Arts
64–66 High Street
Barnet EN5 5SJ

Or send your details here:
katecohen@jigsaw-arts.co.uk

Dance, Drama and Singing Teachers

  • Croydon
  • From £20 per hour (depending on experience)

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic teachers for our weekend schools.

You will be teaching drama, singing or dance to children 7 – 18 years OR performing arts to 3 – 6 years. You must be available on Saturday afternoons. All teachers should have a clear DBS check.

Please email a CV and covering letter to katecohen@jigsaw-arts.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can apply using the form below.

If you have any questions please complete the form below

or call 020 8447 4530.

Head Office:

Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools, 64–66 High Street, Barnet EN5 5SJ