Swimming

Swimming Standards end of 2018-2019 academic year

Swim England have now welcomed a new rule that requires schools to publish their swimming attainment levels. There are three main swimming outcomes that children should achieve by the time they leave Engayne Primary School/Year 6.

1. They must be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over at least 25 meters.

2. They must be able to use a range of strokes effectively (front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly).

3. They must be able to perform a safe self-rescue in different water based situations.

Below is a table showing the percentage of Year 6 students from 2018-2019 who achieved these three outcomes:

                                                                                            

Outcome: What percentage of Year 6 students are able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over at least 25 meters?  Percentage: 89%                               

Outcome: What percentage of Year 6 students are able to use a range of strokes effectively (front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly)?    Percentage: 87%       

Outcome: What percentage of Year 6 students are able to perform a safe self-rescue in different water based situations? Percentage: 89%                                                             

At Engayne the Year 5 classes take it in turns to use the pool at Coopers School on a Friday morning. The deep end of the pool at Coopers is 3m deep so it gives the year 5 children a chance to do some deep water swimming, which isn’t available at our pool as it is only 1.15m deep.

Booster lessons are also taught at Engayne for pupils who need a little extra support with their swimming/certain skills and techniques. The number of children in each booster lesson is a lot smaller than a normal class, usually no more than 8 children.

The use of Coopers School pool and booster lessons is aimed at ensuring that children are getting the best chance to achieve the above three outcomes as possible before moving onto secondary school.

 

Engayne’s Swimming Pool

 

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