Swimming is embedded as part of the PE Curriculum and is something we value as a school in a coastal town. To this end, we are committed to ensuring as many of our pupils are competent and confident swimmers and are able to perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.
The main body of swimming lessons takes place at the end of year 4, however, for those pupils who fail to achieve the national standard of being able to swim 25m unaided at the end of the ten sessions, the Sports Premium money is used to fund catch up sessions in later year groups, to ensure these standards are achieved, or to improve water confidence by the time they leave primary school.
In our current Year 6 of 29 pupils, 17 children (59%) have been assessed as achieving the required competency standard for swimming according to the National Curriculum. These pupils have been offered 3 years of swimming lessons.
In our current Year 5 of 27 pupils, 9 children (33%) have been assessed as achieving the required competency standard for swimming according the the National Curriculum.
We are working in partnership with parents to ensure these pupils can meet the 25m requirement by the end of KS2