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Swimming

40 Children from St Andrews Hertford started
their summer term swimming lessons using the school pool and changing facilities.
Using external swimming coaches the children developed their confidence in the
water, developing basic swimming skills while the more able swimmers developed
their swimming techniques and stroke effectiveness.

Aims

To allow the children from local state schools to access swimming provision as part
of their PE curriculum.
The cost of hiring a local authority pool and transport was prohibitive and would have
meant that no swimming provision was available to the children outside of private
lessons after school.
We were able to provide both the use of our pool and provide transport using our
school minibuses.

Staff from St Andrews "A massive thank you arranging the swimming, all the children were absolutely buzzing after the lesson and can't wait to go again next week."

 

Background

The school offered the use of our facilities to local primary schools at the start of the
academic Year 2021-2022.
We received a number of responses and timetabled swimming sessions for St Andrews Hertford
St Joseph's In The Park has a had a relationship with St Andrews since 2014 including CPD opportunities - staff visiting and sharing ideas and good
practice, sporting and academic opportunities and challenges.

Resources

To ensure the success of this partnership we were able to offer the use of our pool,
changing facilities and minibuses with drivers.
Teachers and LSAs from school are involved in this partnership. 3 school staff are
involved and this partnership activity will last for the entire summer term.
there is no financial obligation for St Andrews, Hertford schools apart from
paying directly for the swimming coaches

Impact

At the end of the summer term most children will be expected to be able to swim a
length of the pool 'unaided' and grow in confidence in and around the water -
understanding the safety aspects of using a swimming pool.
Ability assessments are carried out by qualified swimming coaches at the start and
during lessons allowing children to move 'up' ability groups as they develop their
swimming skills.

Pupil Involvement

40 children - 20 from Year 2 and 20 from Year 6 mixed gender.

Frequency

This partnership event is a weekly activity that will last for the entire Summer Term.