schoolswimming@sheffield.gov.uk

Swimphony

Every Child A Successful Swimmer

After a successful trial, we have moved to an online system called Swimphony for all schools swimming in Block 2 this year. Swimphony is a system that will benefit schools and helps us to deliver the School Swimming programme.

Swimphony is an online system that we are using and therefore schools should not contact Swimphony regarding operational issues such as transport or cancellations; schools should contact us directly. Schools should only contact Swimphony with any technical issues with the Swimphony online system: support@swimphony.com

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 old 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 their swimming. 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 School swimming swimming programme. 

Information Management

We have an information sharing agreement between us and schools that includes what information and how that information is shared using Swimphony.

Swimphony continually monitor the guidance around GDPR compliance and update the features and contractual commitments accordingly, for more information please see https://swimphony.com/swimphony-legal-and-gdpr/

Useful Videos

Introduction to Swimphony for school staff on 10 January 2022 – Meeting recording

Guide to upload pupils onto Swimphony