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About the Service
Workshop Fee for a Full Day
Booking Additional Time
Workshop Fee for Half Days
Client Discount
Payment Terms
Re-booking an Artist
About the Artist
Travel Arrangements
Getting the Artist from your nearest Station
Parking Arrangements
Enhanced DBS Certificates
About the Workshop
Special Needs and/or Behavioural Problems
Number of Participants
Session lengths
Session lengths for Visual Arts Workshops
Art Materials
What to Wear
Artists & Costume
Dance Prop Hire
Drum/Instrument Hire
Assemblies and Sharing’s

About the Service
Wise Moves is a full-service provider of workshops to the education sector.

We are not an agency. We work with a team national of artists who we sub-contract on a freelance basis to deliver workshops on our behalf.

Discounts for ALL schools – We are the only UK organisation offering a £100 discount on the standard cost of all full day workshops. The same quality workshops but for less. And, for clients that book annually or bi-annually we reduce the cost by a further £24.

Workshop Fee for a Full Day
The cost of a single full day workshop (delivering up to four hours on-floor teaching time – we do not charge for your break or lunchtimes) is £299* inclusive of travel and the £100 discount – plus VAT.

*There are a small number of workshops (including our Chinese and Japanese workshops) which carry a higher fee. We will let you know what this is when you first enquire.

Booking Additional Time
Five hours on floor time will be £334* inclusive of travel and the £100 discount plus VAT. Additional time can be booked on a pro-rata basis.

Workshop Fee for Half Days
Half days provide you with up to 2 hours on-floor teaching time either in the morning or the afternoon and cost £239* inclusive of travel and the £100 discount plus VAT.

Client Discount
Schools that book with us annually or bi-annually receive a further client discount on top of the £100 discount above. A full day costs £275 plus VAT, a half day £215 plus VAT and additional time is costed on a pro-rata basis.

PLEASE NOTE

Payment Terms
Wise Moves require payment on the day the workshop is delivered by BACS or by cheque. Where possible, we ask the school to pay our artists direct. In this instance the school will receive two invoices; one from Wise Moves for our service administration plus VAT and the other from the artist to include their fee, inclusive of travel and any dance prop or instrument hire etc.

Re-booking an Artist
Our service is provided on the understanding that if a school wishes to rebook any of our artists, they will do so through us.

About the Artist
The artists we use are all full-time professionals with extensive experience in the delivery of educational workshops.

Travel Arrangements
Some artists travel by car but most use the train and other means of public transport.

Getting an Artist from the Station to School
Where the nearest station to the school is more than a comfortable 10-minute walk, the artist will contact you prior to the workshop to arrange a lift. If you cannot pick them up, please reimburse them for their taxi fares on the day, or if you prefer, we can add the cost to our invoice.

Parking Arrangements
Prior to the workshop the artist will contact you to confirm access to parking and the unloading of equipment where needed.

Enhanced DBS Certificates
All artists are told that they must be able to show photo ID where requested and a current enhanced DBS certificate on arrival.

About the Workshop
What follows is essential reading as it explains how we work, the number of classes you can involve, group sizes, session lengths etc. to enable you to plan your day within budget.

Special Needs and/or Behavioural Problems
All artists/workshop leaders work with pupils with integrated special needs and/or behavioural problems. We expect the school to provide support for these children, as necessary, during the sessions.

If you offer Alternative Provision, please provide us with details so that we can book a facilitator with the appropriate expertise and training.

Number of Participants
The school can share the on-floor time booked between participating classes. We can work with up to 30 children in each session.

Session Lengths
We are happy to fit in with your school timetable and deliver session lengths that you deem appropriate for the age and ability of your pupils. You know them better than anyone so we are happy to be guided by you. However, if you are not sure, just follow our recommendations below which are given as a minimum.

KS1                                                                           KS2
Nursery – 20 minutes                                             Y3 – 40 minutes to 1 hour
EYFS – 20 to 30 minutes                                        Y4 – 40 minutes to 1 hour
Y1 – 30 to 40 minutes                                            Y5 – 40 minutes to 1 hour
Y2 – 30 to 40 minutes                                            Y6 – 40 minutes to 1 hour

KS3 to 5
We recommend session lengths of at least an hour as a minimum

  • Alternative provision we can deliver shorter sessions
  • Galleries and Museums please visit us at wmdengage.co.uk
  • Visual arts workshops, please see below

Session lengths for Visual Arts Workshops
Due to the nature of visual art and the time it takes to create anything meaningful we recommend a minimum of two hours with each class.

Workshop Content
We will email you a Workshop Planner when you book and ask you to provide a Brief for the artist confirming what you want your pupils to gain from the sessions. If you wish to speak with our artist prior to the workshop taking place, please request this in the Workshop Planner.

Art Materials
The cost of art materials is on top. We will put the artist in touch with you prior to our visit to discuss what materials and equipment will be needed. Where it is agreed that the artist will source and purchase art materials or equipment on your behalf, please reimburse them directly.

What to Wear
If you are booking a Music, Art and storytelling workshop we would expect your pupils to be in school uniform. For Drama loose comfortable clothing is preferable. For Dance workshops, please see below:

Dance workshops
We recommend loose comfortable clothing (ideally PE kit) for all participants. However, at KS1 we appreciate that with shorter session lengths it can be easier for your pupils to work in their school uniforms which is quite acceptable.

For Street/HipHop Dance workshops or for workshops where pupils will be working in pairs (for partner dances such as the Jive, Salsa, Lindy Hop etc.) we recommend comfortable shoes such as trainers or plimsolls.

For most other workshops (Indian, African, Contemporary, Aborigine etc.) we recommend bare feet.

Artists & Costume
Where it is appropriate for them to do so, we always ask the artist/workshop leader to wear some sort of traditional dress for the workshop. Please note, however, that this will not be full performance costume but will include items that reflect their cultural background chosen so as not to restrict their movement or ability to deliver the workshop effectively.

Dance Prop Hire
If you have booked a Chinese Fan or Chinese Ribbon Dance workshop, a fee of £30 will automatically be included in the cost of the workshop. The artist will bring enough fans or ribbons for a class of 30.

Drum/Instrument Hire
A charge of £50 will automatically be added to any drumming or music workshop to cover instrument hire. The artist will usually bring enough for a class of 30.

Assemblies and/or Sharing’s
As part of the day you may wish to timetable in an assembly. You can introduce the artist and they can talk about themselves and their art form. Alternatively, we can end the day with a sharing. Why not invite parents or let other year groups see what their peers have been up to?