Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. Guidance for schools on the funding, including details of funding allocations and advice on how to spend it, is available here.
Kentmere Academy has worked hard to ensure its Sport Premium provision has resulted in maximum impact on the sporting provision of its students. This has included specialist tuition from external professionals, additional facilities such as an all purpose weather pitch and training for staff to enable the school to offer sports matches against other schools.
Kentmere Academy Swimming 17-18
Swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical education (PE) programme of study since 1994. You need to give your child the chance to learn to swim. Swimming is lots of fun and children especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves. The most important reason is that swimming is the only sport that can save your child’s life.
Children at Kentmere Academy attend Swimming lessons in Y3 and Y4. Since academic year 16-17, Kentmere Academy has allocated additional swimming slots, targeting Y3 and Y4 children with a 17 week block of swimming lessons, 60 minutes each lesson. Children now attend swimming lessons for 2 years due to this change to ensure more children can swim.
Current Y6 data shows that 73% (39 children) can swim the National Curriculum standard of 25m unaided.
In order to ensure more children leave Kentmere with the skills to swim confidently and competently, children will have the opportunity to attend a targeted Swimming after school club at Wardle Academy from May 2018 to ensure all children are able to meet the national curriculum minimum standard of capability and confidence in swimming.
Useful links for parents:
Why your child should learn to swim; http://www.swimming.org/learntoswim/why-your-child-should-learn-to-swim/
The four swimming strokes; http://www.swimming.org/learntoswim/learning-the-four-swimming-strokes/
Overcoming fear of swimming; http://www.swimming.org/learntoswim/tips-to-help-overcome-a-fear-of-swimming/