Key Stage 2 Swimming

A new requirement for reporting on Primary PE and Sport Premium includes schools publishing how many pupils by the end of Key Stage 2 are meeting the national curriculum requirements for swimming. This has raised many questions about swimming, some of which will be answered below, but it also provides the opportunity to reflect on the quality and effectiveness of your schools swimming programme and it allows us to share with you one approach to school swimming that a school in Harrow have taken. Firstly, to the reporting requirements around school swimming on the Primary PE and Sport Premium; schools are to report how many pupils in Year 6 can; • 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. To reassure you, this is not a figure that you will judged against, it will provide DfE with an idea of the swimming attainment in our schools. This is not a case of re-teaching and re-assessing your current Year 6 it is merely reporting their swimming attainment whenever their last assessment was. You can also put on your evidence form when the pupils were assessed. If you intend doing more swimming term with your Year 6s in the summer then this again is worth highlighting on your evidence form. For example: • 84% of pupils can swim at least 25 metres • 75% of pupils can swim more competently, confidently and proficiently in a range of strokes • 68% of pupils can perform a self-rescue, assessed 2015.