All children’s’ classes will follow the British Fencing awards scheme. We want to ensure our fencers follow the pathway to access. If your child starts as a beginner, they will follow our pathway according to their age and ability. If they are an existing fencer, you will be assessed and placed into a suitable level to continue your progression.
Throughout our sessions our coaches will be using SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, and plan) notes on their tablets for our fencers. Giving our staff the ability to track each individual fencers’ personal needs. SOAP notes are also used to keep track of progress for the Grading system.
Our grading system is fully automated and combines attendance and notes for each session. As soon as a fencer is ready an email will be sent to confirm your child is ready for their next grading. Grading day events will be held throughout the year.
SOAP notes are also available for our adult fencers, and although there is no grading system, they will be used to keep track of personal goals, benchmarks and technical aspects of individual fencing needs including any notes for 1-2-1 lessons.
The coaches will have access to your account to use the SOAP notes, however, NO personal information other than your name, age and relevant medical details is visible to our coaching staff.