We have a parent viewing room at our Pinelands venue and welcome parents to come and watch our awesome lessons! At our Sunningdale venue, parents may sit upstairs in the gallery- again we welcome them!
However, at our school venues, we prefer parents not to watch during the lessons- as when there is no separate area for them to sit. This means that they right close to the kids as they are being coached.
It is very important that the children concentrate and listen to the coaches instructions to ensure that no one gets hurt. We find that when parents are in the class the children get distracted. Also, the kids tend to take longer to “bond” and trust their coaches. One of our aims is to teach independence and communication skills. If Johnny keeps running to Mommy every time he needs something, it will be more difficult to learn to create this important ability to communicate and bond with a teacher.
We do have a parents watching day for the parents at the end of the Term as well as our Gradings (2 x per year)- that we encourage you to come along and be a part of. Of course, under special circumstances, exceptions can be made.