The first thing we do is to offer your child a free assessment or a trial lesson. This is done in a very nurturing way, it’s not a pressurised test. During this assessment we’re not only looking at a child’s educational profile, which will identify their strengths and weaknesses; we are looking at them as a whole.
We assess their personality, their general confidence as a learner, their overall attitude towards school and the experiences they have had, that may have shaped them. Parents tell us that this is a unique perspective of their child.
The assessment is carefully structured to produce a hugely insightful picture of a child whatever their current ability. This is in contrast to school assessments which are not always informative for parents on many levels. We make it simple for parents to understand and our partnership starts the very moment we share this.
How it works
- 1. The assessment is 50-60 minutes long and is carried out by an experienced professional.
- 2. During this assessment, the child is made to feel comfortable and given praise and reassurance throughout.
- 3. Parents are given extensive feedback within 24 hours, along with our proposed plan for each child’s programme for when they join VAKS.
- 4. Attending an assessment is non-obligatory, you do need to take up a course, but we hope that we give you a detailed picture of your child which will be helpful to you in the future.