Schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. This is set out in the National Curriculum's programme of study for physical education.
This should include teaching pupils 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.
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
At Leverton our pupils are given the opportunity to swim right from Year One. Children will learn the basics of water confidence and being safe in the water- through to achieving skills and stroke technique and Water Safety Awards.
The children will follow the Nottinghamshire County Council's "Learners Journey Awards".
The children have the opportunity to swim once a week from the Autumn Term through to February half term. We do require some parent observers for our swimming sessions. Please speak to the school office if you are able to help us with this.
Swimming Data 2023
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?