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Weekend School

Addey & Stanhope School
472 New Cross Road
London
SE14 6TJ

Directions

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Our entrance to the school is via the schools playground situated on Pearsons Avenue. This is around to the side of the school leading from Wilshaw Street. If travelling by car, please come via Pearsons Avenue (SE14 6TG).

Buses: 177, 453, 53, 225

Trains: New Cross Gate, New Cross, Deptford Bridge DLR

Parking is available onsite

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 2019 – 13th July 2019

Autumn Term:

28th September 2019 – 7th December 2019

Class Times

Saturday Mornings

3 - 4 year olds:

9.30am – 11.00am
11.30am – 1:00pm

5 - 6 year olds:

9.30am – 11:00am
11.30am – 1.00pm

7 - 18 year olds:

10.00am – 1.00pm

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

Hannah
School Manager

Hannah has been singing for 12 years and began her training at the CYM, continuing onto A levels and higher education. Hannah graduated from CCCU with a 2:1 and a 1st in performance. Hannah has performed in the UK and overseas. Hannah has been teaching singing and drama for over five years in London and UK primary schools, outreach projects, choirs and theatre workshops. Hannah has worked for Jigsaw for over 4 years and has gained extensive knowledge in teaching, management skills and how to successfully run a performing art’s school. Hannah believes that the performing arts is a tool for young people’s happiness, growth and development in life. This is the ethos she implements within Jigsaw Deptford Bridge and her incentive for teaching. Hannah is so excited for the next year at Jigsaw to Deptford Bridge and all the incredible years ahead!

Nicole Green
Performing Arts Teacher

Nicole started her training at the BRIT school and went on to higher education at The Liverpool institute of Performing Arts and she now holds a First class degree in Dance. Having more than 5 years experience in teaching, Nicole has taught in various dance schools across the country and has held multiple dance classes and workshops in the UK. Nicole is a passionate teacher who cares about her student’s futures. She focuses on how each student can get the best out of themselves, whilst incorporating the importance of working within a team, having fun and the beauty of performing arts.

Harriet Waters
Performing Arts Teacher

Harriet is currently in her 2nd year of training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her love of musical theatre started from a very young age attending weekend classes and taking part in shows. She has also made an appearance in a returning role in the ITV drama Scott and Bailey, an amazing experience. Harriet is thrilled that starting as a teaching assistant at Jigsaw Deptford Bridge, she is now going into this term as a Performing Arts teacher and can’t wait for the term ahead!

Ellen Graham
Performing Arts Assistant

Ellen is currently in her 2nd year at Mountview studying a BA in Musical Theatre. She has been involved in the Performing Arts since the age of 11 and has been in training since she was 17. She loves to perform and is very excited to start this term as a Performing Arts Assistant at Jigsaw Deptford Bridge!

Hannah Priestley
Singing Teacher

Hannah trained at the American Musical Theatre Academy (AMTA) in East London and Aberystwyth University in Wales, which is also Hannah’s home town. As well as teaching Singing, Drama and Musical Theatre, Hannah is trading to be a personal trainer and spinning instructor! When not teaching or auditioning you’ll find her exploring London to find the best chocolate cake! Hannah is so excited to begin as singing teacher at Jigsaw Deptford Bridge and working with such amazing students!

Tia Denton
Dance Teacher

Tia graduated with a First Class degree from The University of East London on their ‘BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice’ in 2018. Tia has trained in many Dance styles since the age of 3, she specialising in teaching under the ‘Street Dance’. Tia is a member Unity UK Dance Company who regularly perform and compete locally and internationally representing the UK.  Tia is also trained in Musical Theatre and able to provide her students with a wide range of extensive knowledge in the Performing Arts Industry. She is so excited to be working at Jigsaw Deptford Bridge this term!

Karen Downey
Drama Teacher

Karen studied Performing Arts in Bull Alley Theatre Training Company in Dublin where she received her diploma of L.T.C.L. Karen has had the experience in teaching at Dramatic Action Stage School in Ireland where she taught children from the ages of 4-16. She has appeared on stage over the past couple of years and also had the experience of singing with West End star, Killian Donnelly and even had the chance to sing to Richard Gere. Karen is delighted to be taking part in teaching Drama at Jigsaw Arts.

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.

Holiday Workshop Information

Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August 2019

At Addey and Stanhope Secondary School, New Cross Road, SE14 6TJ

3 to 5 years
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 11.30am

£75 for the week

£65 for siblings

 

5 to 16 years
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 3.30pm
(Registration from 8.30am to 9am & pick up from 3.30pm to 4pm)

£150 for the week

£130 for siblings

 

 

Why not try a Jigsaw Holiday Workshop as an affordable solution to keeping your children busy and active? Jigsaw provide fun and exciting performing arts activities that will build your child’s confidence.

Holiday workshops for children

Students are divided into appropriate age groups and take part in dance, drama and singing activities that lead to an end of the week show. There will be a balance between show rehearsals and fun activities and games that will ensure your child has a memorable holiday with an opportunity to make new friends.

Escape the rain with an Easter or half term workshop or take to the stage in a fun-filled summer school. Our holiday workshops are hugely popular amongst children who attend our weekend schools as well as children who are joining Jigsaw for the very first time.

 

Holiday workshops for 3 - 5 years

The two hour sessions are full of fun packed, exciting performing arts activities and games. They offer a taster of the full day programme and the week leads to a mini performance. Perfect for building confidence, making new friends and keeping your child busy during the school holidays.

Holiday workshops for 5 - 18 years

Each day will begin with ice breaker games followed by a physical and vocal warm up. Students will then work in smaller groups for dance, drama and singing activities. As the week progresses, the children’s work is pieced together to form a show for family and friends at the end of the week.

What do children need to bring?

A packed lunch that doesn’t need refrigeration. Lunches will be stored in a cool dry place but refrigerators are not available. We recommend you use an ice pack.

Plenty of water to keep hydrated.

Students should wear clothes and shoes appropriate for movement.

Summer Schools

Jigsaw summer schools are hugely popular. Taking place during various weeks throughout the summer holidays, it is always a major highlight of the Jigsaw calendar and there have been some unforgettable summer school shows over the years.

Our Teachers

The holiday workshops are led by inspiring and experienced teachers who also teach regularly at our weekend schools. The teachers have attended Jigsaw Arts training and have a DBS check. Many of our teachers also work professionally in the performing arts industry.

Find out more about Our Teachers.

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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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:

deptfordbridge@jigsaw-arts.co.uk

Dance, Drama and Singing Teachers

  • Deptford Bridge
  • 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 Mornings. All teachers should have a clear DBS check.

Please email a CV and covering letter to deptfordbridge@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 8003 3275