Providing National Curriculum swimming and water safety to all KS2 children
Swimming and water safety remains a statutory element of the 2014 National Curriculum. The expectation is for all pupils to achieve a minimum standard of swimming ability and water safety awareness before they finish Key Stage 2.
The government has given a real focus to swimming, recently commissioning the ASA to produce a swimming charter to promote the importance of swimming, not just as a life skill but also for all the related inclusion and health benefits.
What we offer
A minimum 1 year personalised programme for Key Stage 2 pupils
Qualified swimming teachers in a ratio of 1:20
An annual induction for all the school staff who accompany the children to the pool, to ensure they are fully aware of on-site safety policy and procedures
Transport (as appropriate) to and from the pool. All coaches have sufficient seats and seat beltsfor all pupils and accompanying staff.
Certificates for all pupils to celebrate their achievement during the year
End of year festival swimming galas, held at either Huddersfield Sports Centre or Spenborough Swimming Pool. Certificates and medals are awarded.
Benefits to your school
Swimming is organised centrally, in consultation with each school, to ensure that as far as possible we can cater for your individual needs
Swimming teachers’ qualifications in life-saving, first aid and rescue techniques are updated on a regular basis
Frequent professional development ensures that best practice is shared with all swimming teachers
An annual tendering process ensures that transport costs are kept as low as possible
The service is quality assured through regular lesson observations (using Ofsted criteria), performance management and on-going training
Advice and support on health, safety and safe-guarding
To secure a sustainable service, whilst retaining and developing the swimming offer, Kirklees Cabinet approved for the partnership approach to be further explored. Frequently Asked Questions about the approach are available here.
Learning partner: Curriculum
T: 01484 414708 and then ext.72558
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Please contact us to discuss your requirements.