Plumstead More Info

Weekend School

Plumstead Manor High School
Old Mill Road
London
SE18 1QF

Term Times

Classes Launching: 5th May 2019 - 14th July 2019 

Autumn Term Dates: 29th September 2019 - 8th December 2019

For more information please call 020 8003 3275 or email plumstead@jigsaw-arts.co.uk.

Fees

3-6 Years

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

An advance payment of £30 is required to secure each students place and provides students with a two week trial period.
Sibling Discounts
Should more than one child from a family attend, the second child can attend for a discounted fee of £115 per term. Subsequent children all pay £75 per term.

7-18 Years

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

An advance payment of £60 is required to secure each students place and provides students with a two week trial period.
Sibling Discounts
Should more than one child from a family attend, the second child can attend for a discounted fee of £210 per term. Subsequent children all pay £140 per term.
Class Times

Sunday Mornings


3 - 4 year olds: 9.30am - 11.00am

5 - 6 year olds: 11.30am - 1.00pm

7-18 years: 10.00am - 1.00pm (Coming in September 2019!)

Directions

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(e.g., "oxford st W1" or "SW12 8JZ")

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These children attend a 90-minute session divided into three sections of dance, drama and singing. There is a short break in the session. All teachers are specially trained by Jigsaw Arts to work with these age groups. The sessions are designed to develop the children’s confidence, focus and social skills from an early age, giving them a head start in life. It also provides a great introduction to performing arts for students wishing to take part in our more advanced course from 7 years upwards. To ensure each child gets personal attention there is a maximum of 16 students per class.

Drama: Children are introduced to basic stagecraft – through drama, stories, plays and poetry. This encourages self-expression and stimulates the imagination, while developing focus. 

Dance: Our dance activities are designed to improve children’s posture, co-ordination and spatial awareness. Through fun and funky routines, children develop a basic dance vocabulary. 

Singing: An introduction to basic vocal exercises and rhythm is provided to children, through their enjoyment of singing along to a selection of musical theatre and pop tunes. 

 

Jigsaw Jumpers

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 CRB 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.


Hannah Potter

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!


Caoimhe

Performing Arts Teacher

Caoimhe attended CPA Studios in London, graduating in 2016. She has worked in association with Le : Centre de Developpement Choregraphique and also with West End choreographers such as Andrew Wright and Mark Smith. Caoimhe has been working with children for over ten years now. She finds the thought of passing her knowledge onto others exhilarating, to help nurture and develop each child's talents as well as seeing them grow in confidence as they return to class each week. Caoimhe’s mantra as a teacher is be kind, fair, fun and to get the work done. Caoimhe is super, excited to become part of the Jigsaw family and she looks forward to seeing all your smiling faces in class.


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 promotes a disciplined approach to the performing arts and students are encouraged to wear clothing appropriate for movement and dance.

Jigsaw Arts has a supply of affordable clothing complete with the Jigsaw logo: alternatively black clothing must be worn. Jazz shoes are the most suitable form of footwear and can be ordered from Jigsaw Arts or any reputable dance shop.

All students (7-18 years) receive a free Jigsaw Arts folder for their scripts and song sheets. The students are encouraged to bring these every week.

Why not try a Jigsaw holiday workshop as an affordable solution to keeping your children busy? Jigsaw provide fun, exciting and educational performing arts workshops in the school holidays.

Sorry no workshops are currently running at Plumstead.