Frequently Asked Questions

How is my child assessed?

The teachers assess all pupils during the first and last two weeks of a term. This ensures the pupils are progressing well and that they are placed in correctly balanced classes to progress and also helps us to see whether we have any teaching issues.

Our teachers work from the same Seals assessment structure and awards scheme. We focus on technique during our assessment. Therefore a child who is swimming 10m of front paddle with thier arms staying in the water will be assessed differently from a child who can complete 10m swimming the first 3m as front crawl with their arms recovering over the water.

Once the assessments are complete they are given to the office and entered into the pool management system. If there is a change in assessment we may need to change your child's class time/teacher and these are emailled to the parents automatically.

Please see http://www.sealsswimming.co.uk/content/seals-swimming-lesson-structure.