At Churcham Primary and Ashleworth CE Primary Schools we are passionate about raising sporting achievement and improving the health and wellbeing of all our pupils. Our aim is to deliver a high quality PE curriculum as well as offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
We believe that a rich and varied PE curriculum can improve attainment, attendance and behaviour. In addition, we want to inspire a love of sport in order to raise the level of physical activity of our pupil's outside school. Through our PE provision we aim to develop the skills and attitudes needed for every child to have a lifelong participation in physical activity and healthy living. We support the Government's initiative to combat obesity and enjoy being active.
Swimming and water safety
The importance of teaching children to swim has been recognised within education for some time. The most recent National Curriculum for Schools (2014) has continued to reflect this within the Programme of Study for Physical Education
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Results for pupils in Year 6 the end of 2018 - 2019: -
100% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
60% could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
80% perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
For more information on swimming in schools, please use the following link: