Frequently Asked Questions

My child seems to have stayed on the same level for two terms, Why?

We assess our pupils at the beginning and the end of each term and when we make these assessments we are looking primarily at the swimming technique. We expect a pupil to progress on average one Seals level every two terms. As the pupils progress through our stages they will have elements of the strokes to master, particularly with Breaststroke. It may well be that a pupil is stronger at one stroke than another and we feel it is best to keep the pupil where they are to revise over the weaker stroke again.

We check through all teacher assessments to ensure the continuity of assessment methods and also to identify any teaching issues.