Pathfinder Northstowe

The Pathfinder

Church of England Primary School

The roots to grow, the path to follow and the wings to fly

Swimming and Water Safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in 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)
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

 Taken from the Department for Education statutory guidance

 

From September 2019 Pathfinder School aim to provide swimming lessons for all children.  Further information will be provided nearer the time.

Where required, we will provide swimming booster sessions for the year 6 children to ensure that the expected level of proficiency is achieved.

 

Pupils Can

Number of pupils

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

**

use a range of strokes effectively

**

perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

**

 

** Details to be completed at the end of summer term 2019.