Children in Years 2 and 6 are scheduled to undertake their swimming teaching by qualified instructors at Southglade Leisure Centre in the Summer term this academic year. A range of water-safety assemblies are also planned to take place within school.
Swimming 2018 - 2019
The children in Year 2 have again received weekly swimming instruction at Southglade Leisure Centre in the summer term. The half hour sessions were taught by instructors from the LEA to provide high quality teaching. The children developed their water safety skills and confidence in and around water in addition to learning specific strokes.
Staff from Henry Whipple Primary School provided additional supervision during the sessions.
During Drowning Prevention Week, all children performed rescues and learnt about keeping safe around water.
Children in Year 6 received "catch up" swimming instruction in the summer term to further develop their water safety skills, proficiency in a range of strokes and ability to swim 25m. They received one hour per week of coaching provided by LEA instructors in small groups to provide high quality booster teaching. Assessment took place in the final week of the summer term, and the results can be seen below.
All children in school took part in a Water Safety Assembly.
Provision in 2017 - 2018:
Swimming sessions have been provided for the children in Year 2 in the summer term this year. By providing the children in this year group with a prolonged block of provision, we aim to significantly increase their swimming and water safety skills and to increase their confidence in and around water before they reach KS2. The weekly, half hour sessions are taught by coaches provided by the LEA. School staff provide additional supervision during the sessions and observe the coaching as part of their CPD. The children's swimming ability is assessed during the first session to allow them to be placed into differentiated groups working in a water depth that they are comfortable with. Assessment also takes place during the final session to confirm levels of improvement and the achievement of awards.
Year 6 have also received swimming instruction in the summer term. This is to improve their water safety skills, proficiency in a range of strokes and ability to swim 25m.
At the end of July 2017:
9 children could swim 25 metres or more.
66% of these children were eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant
At the end of July 2016:
12 children could swim 25 metres or more.
50% of these children were eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant
At the end of July 2015:
7 children could swim 25 metres or more
29% of these children were eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.
At the end of July 2014:
6 children could swim 25 metres or more
50% of these children were eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.
In total 8 children in school achieved 25m or more .