National Curriculum Requirements
‘Since 1994, swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical education in England. This means that every 11-year old child should leave primary school with the skills to keep themselves safe while enjoying swimming with friends and family.
Swimming is the only sport to be included within the national curriculum physical education programme of study. All primary schools must provide swimming and water safety lessons in either Key Stage 1 or 2. Each pupil is required to be able to achieve the above 3 criteria.’
Every Child a Successful Swimmer
We aim to work with Schools to achieve a shared vision by:
Ensuring Children’s’ success is at the heart of everything we do.
Deliver programmes that are high quality, enjoyable, inclusive and rewarding.
Collaborating and responding positively to feedback, lessons learned, ideas and innovations.
Encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and pathways to lifelong participation.
Being accessible and providing value for money locally.
Our Offer to Schools
We offer schools an 18 week block or a 36 week block of swimming with one 40 minute lesson per week. We also offer early intervention and top up lessons to enable schools to met the national curriculum standards.
THREE LEVEL 2 QUALIFIED SWIMMING TEACHERS
We aim to provide three Swim England level 2 qualified teachers for each lesson. This enables us to work with smaller ratio’s and deliver high quality lessons.
NATIONAL CURRICULUM SCHEME OF WORK
Our scheme of work is specifically designed around the national curricumum swimming requirements and is different to private swimming lessons.
AFFORDABLE TRANSPORT (IF REQUIRED)
We can arrange for a coach to transport your school to and from the swimming pool each week at a very affordable price.
SWIMMER OF THE WEEK MEDAL
Every pupil will receive an achievement certificate and we also hand out swimmer of the week medals.
SWIMPHONY ONLINE SYSTEM
We use Swimphony, an online system which allows you to upload pupil details easily and track pupil progress each week.
PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
As part of Sheffield City Council we have public liability insurance in place.
POOL RISK ASSESSMENTS
We can provide you with the risk assessment for each swimming pool we use, they are reviewed annually.
DBS CHECKS & CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING
All our staff are DBS checked and are required to complete Sheffield City Council’s child protection training.
We provide lessons from swimming pools all across Sheffield. Our aim is for pupils to swim at their local swimming pool to increase the chances of life long participation.
In the 2018/2019 Academic Year*
Our results from all schools including early intervention and top up lessons. *2019/2020 & 2020/2021 results not published due to COVID19. 2021/2022 results to be published at the end of this academic year.
Young people of all ages and abilities in Sheffield have the opportunity to access a variety of Aquatic disciplines whether that’s learning to swim, training and competing in a competitive swimming, diving or water polo club or simply enjoying a family swim at your local swimming pool.
In Sheffield we are lucky to have world class facilities and clubs.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our schools say:
It’s a wonderful service at present.
Staff are amazing! Supportive of children’s needs yet still encourage development of skills at an appropriate level.
The swimming instructors are amazing at their jobs and all are friendly.
If you are a school and would like to speak to us about buying swimming lessons including catch up and early intervention; please use the contact form below and we will get back to you.
If you are a parent, please contact your school with any questions about your child’s school swimming lessons.