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Swimming Provision

Swimming

All schools must provide swimming instruction in either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres;
  • Use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke); and
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

 

Shiremoor Primary School currently offer swimming instruction for all children in Year 5. During this academic year, we have changed the way in which we structure our swimming instruction. The children attend a local swimming pool every day for four specific weeks during the academic year. Children are taught by qualified swimming instructors who follow guidelines set out by the Local Authority. As most of our children do not have access to swimming lessons, in addition to those provided by the school, the Senior Leadership Team are working with the Local Authority to ensure we have the best programme available to meet the needs of our children. This year, we have had visits from local swimming instructors and RNLI to promote water safety and free swimming sessions in an effort to inspire more of our children to access swimming facilities outside of school provisions.

 

Currently, in our Year 6 cohort (2019/20):

 

Percentage of Year children

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

64%

Use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke).

68%

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

72%

 

Children who completed 25m: Start: 3%. Finish 64% (+61% increase)

Use a range of strokes: 68%

Perform self-safe rescue: 72%

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