As of October 2017, schools have the responsibility of publishing swimming data. This data should express how the children have met the National Curriculum expectations in KS2.
The National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety are:
By the end of Year 6 children should be able to:
Swim competently,confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. They must use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.
The Government is spending over £450,000,000 on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils.
During the academic year 2019/2020 we have allocated and spent our Sports Premium funding to encourage the development of healthy and active lifestyles, to our pupils.
Sport is a big part of the curriculum at West Horndon Primary School. We have many sports clubs offered to the children that are provided by a specialist sport coach as well as sports trained members of staff.
Our football team have a close connection with Billericay Football club and have been mascots for the club. Our school football team take part in local run tournaments and leagues and always perform well.
We currently hold the Gold Schools Games Mark for our continued achievements with health and fitness in the school.
In the academic year 2018/2019 our school was awarded a total of £16,986.00 in Sports Premium funding. This funding will be spent to boost the performance of sport at our school.
Lunch-time Playleaders £5307.00
This year we have employed a specialist sports coach. The coach provides quality sports programmes during the school day, at lunch times and after school. By providing after school clubs with the use of sports premium, all pupils are able to have the opportunity to take part in different sporting activities. This provision has increased physical activity and brought the behaviour on the playground at lunchtime to outstanding.
In addition to this money has been allocated to:
First Aid Training £345.00
Membership to District Sports Association £25.00
Sports Equipment £1208.00
Maths of the Day £450.00
Repairs to the minibus £250.00
Sports Day Medals £44.00
Swimming at West Horndon Primary School 2018/2019
During this academic year, all Key Stage 2 children have had a course of lessons to ensure children hit the National Curriculum distance of 25 metres, although we have many children who swim distances above.
90% of our current Year 6 cohort can all swim 25 metres or more and will leave primary school with the required standard for swimming.
We continue to promote swimming to a high level and provide extra lessons to improve the technique of strokes and a good understanding of water safety.