Recently we have been asked about the roles of trainee instructors and classroom assistants, and whether our insurance policy covers them, and classes not taught directly by Gemma. To reassure all of you, our insurance policy covers trainee instructors, both under direct supervision by a qualified instructor, and also allows them to teach alone once both they and our management are confident in their ability.
We believe in fully supporting our local pole community, and that includes students who want to start instructing. So, we have a policy of using both trainee instructors and classroom assistants, allowing them the chance to gain experience within our classes. To be clear on roles, trainee instructors have started a formal qualification or be looking to start one, whilst classroom assistants will help other members of their class in certain moves, but have not started any formal training. We have a team of qualified instructors working for us, who will teach classes that involve any moves that require formal instruction, however some classes do not involve such moves and as such there isn’t the need for a qualified pole instructor to be present.
Your safety is paramount at our studio, and we would never put you at risk through inadequate instruction – we have now ensured that all of our instructors are qualified First Aiders. If you don’t want to be taught or supported by trainee instructors or classroom assistants, please inform the qualified instructor at the start of the class, however we do think it is important for people to be given the chance to gain experience at all levels.
If you would like to find out more about this, and for any enquiries on joining our classroom assistant or trainee instructor programmes, please see Gemma!