After a successful trial, we will be moving to an online system called Swimphony for all Block 2 schools. Swimphony is a system that will benefit both schools and the School Swimming Service.
Swimphony provides every school with access to their own secure web portal that allows them to upload pupil data and link pupils to their swimming time slots. Schools are able to view a comprehensive suite of reports and exports that allow them to fulfil their obligations to publish their Year 6 National Curriculum outcomes for school swimming. All pupil attendance and attainment data is updated after every lesson when our Swimming Teachers synchronise the Swimphony App. This is a big improvement over the current system of providing schools with results at the end of their swimming lessons. It also makes it easier if a pupil attends ‘top up lessons’ in the future as their attainment data is already in the system from their previous lessons.
To enable this to happen, schools will need to upload pupils onto the system before the start of Block 2. Our swimming teachers will use Swimphony as the register so there will be no need to fill out the old template register Excel document (and eliminates the risk of it being lost on the way to the first lesson). It is important that schools keep pupils information up to date on Swimphony to ensure a safe and effective delivery of the swimming programme.
Swimphony continually monitor the guidance around GDPR compliance and update the features and contractual commitments accordingly, please see https://swimphony.com/swimphony-legal-and-gdpr/