What is the Code of Conduct?
It is a set of requirements that you are expected to meet during your time training / working with us here in EWW / within the Extreme Academy of Wrestling. The Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for your conduct and behaviour, both in the Academy and in the various professional contexts in which you are placed during your professional training; reflecting the standards of behaviour and conduct thought to be reasonable and appropriate for any trainee on an Extreme Academy of Wrestling training programme. Professional knowledge of, and adherence to, these expectations are a requirement of the training programme for which you are registered and it is your responsibility, by accepting a place on the programme, to ensure that you will endeavour to uphold these standards at all times. If these rules are disregarded or the trainees behaves wrongly in some other way, EWW may discipline trainees.
Disciplinary action can consist of oral warnings, meetings, retraining, withdrawal from performances and also termination of your education / career with EWW
What sits behind the Code of Professional Conduct?
As a trainee wrestler, you will be working within frameworks – both national government legislation and statutory guidance as well as EWW and Academy policies. These frameworks inform the Code of Conduct. Of particular importance are the policies and legislations that respect individuals, challenge stereotypes and prejudice, and promote equal opportunity regardless of age, class, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, marital status, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
At all times on your training programme, the health and safety, welfare and safeguarding of you and everyone in the company are critical factors that govern decisions about your progression on the programme for which you are registered.
EWW expects its trainees to demonstrate good or outstanding performance. Any student whose performance is deemed by the Academy to be Inadequate will automatically be considered as not making satisfactory progress. In addition, those trainees whose performance is classified at threshold (Requires Improvement) would normally be deemed as making insufficient progress. In such cases the Extreme Academy of Wrestling will initiate a supportive mentoring process to help the trainee attain EWW’S expected level of performance & compliance to these professional requirements.
So what are these Professional Conduct Requirements?
It is not possible to specify precisely all behaviours that could be considered to be acceptable professional conduct. The following provides you with general guidance for your Academy-based and workplace-based experiences.
1. Extreme Academy of Wrestling will not accept any trainee under the age of 16 years old
2. Trainees are expected to comply with the terms of their training
3. Trainees are expected to satisfactorily perform the instructions given for carrying out the function of their course
4. Trainees are expected to satisfactorily perform any reasonable request relating to their training by an authorised trainer
5. Trainees are expected to demonstrate that they are physically and mentally fit to train and take responsibility for the health and well-being of other trainees. All trainees have a responsibility to inform Academy staff off any health conditions that could be contagious or pose risk to yourself or others in the Academy
6. All absence from the school, except for reasons of sickness, should be authorised. Cancellation within 24 hours of notice without appropriate reason means you must still pay for your session.
7. Trainees are expected to be punctual for all training, placement and other sessions (both at the Academy and workplaces)
8. Trainees are expected to seek, listen to and act upon feedback and advice from coaches
9. Trainees are expected to show knowledge of, and adherence to, policies and practices defined by EWW
10. Extreme Academy of Wrestling equipment, time and property must be used properly and with authorisation only. This is not limited to use of the ring without permission, use of the gym without a coach present, wilful damage or vandalism
11. Use of mobile phones during school sessions is prohibited. Trainees may NOT post footage or pictures taken within the Academy without permission from the coaches or management
12. Removal of Extreme Academy of Wrestling property from the premises is not permitted unless authorised by a staff member
13. All safety rules and instructions must be adhered to at all times
14. Safety equipment, where valid, should be used at all appropriate times
15. Threatening, aggressive or violent behaviour or language is not permitted and may lead to dismissal – this includes unnecessary loudness or persistent bad language
16. Discriminatory behaviour, language, or non-verbal language is not permitted – this is not limited to gender, sexuality, race, ability, age or appearance
17. Harassment of individuals, whether sexual or otherwise, is not permitted
18. Bullying of individuals, in any form, is not permitted
19. Behaviour or actions that would in any way jeopardise the safety or well-being of other trainers or trainees is not permitted
20. Unnecessary disclosure of confidential information concerning the work of Extreme Academy of Wrestling or its trainees is not permitted (this does not affect the trainees rights under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998)
21. The drinking of alcohol or the taking of illegal drugs on Extreme Academy of Wrestling premises, on shows or on away jobs is not permitted
22. Smoking on Extreme Academy of wrestling premises is not permitted
23. Trainees must not behave in a way that brings or may bring EWW into disrepute, This includes online, through social media, and the sharing of unacceptable content. EWW expects trainees to maintain conduct that positively reflects the team through any and all platforms and interactions
24. Trainees will not bring sexually explicit material (pornographic) into the workplace or into the school or engage in inappropriate sexually explicit conversation or touching within the workplace or Academy. Trainees will not engage with sexually explicit conversations with fans or with colleagues. Trainees may not have intimate relationships with members of the team
25. Trainees will treat each other, our coaches, our guests and fans with respect at all times
26. You are expected to participate in events even if you are not performing. These duties will include anything from, and not limited to: flyering, event set up, ring building, front of house work, merchandise work
27. Trainees are expected to take good care of their personal appearance and hygiene and must dress in a manner suitable for the workplace when working at or on shows
28. Shouting and verbal intimidation is unacceptable
29. Students are expected to attend and comply with our safeguarding principles and are encouraged to obtain an advanced DBS check at their own expense
30. You must disclose IMMEDIATELY if you are barred from working with or around children, young or vulnerable persons, if you have a criminal record, or are on the sex offenders register
31. If anyone in our school feels like they have experienced discrimination, bullying, inappropriate sexual misconduct or indeed anything that has caused harm or concern they are expected to speak with a coach, or our safeguarding or equalities officers
32. Trainees are expected to maintain a healthy lifestyle and regularly attend the gym in their own time to further their own development and growth. We encourage trainees to seek advice from the coaches, particularly those who are personal trainers and nutritionists. We encourage any students to regularly attend any fitness and conditioning classes that these coaches make available
33. All training materials, online content and DVDs are under copyright and all trainees understand that these documents can not be used for 3rd party or different purposes (legal action can be taken)
34. Management or Head Coaches decisions are always final. You will respect that if you are not seen to be at a high enough level to conduct yourself and your matches in the safest way possible, then you will not be on shows. This also applies to persistent absence from training, lack of self development, or refusal to participate in mandatory tasks like flyering or ring construction.