Swimming will resume from Autumn 2021 following previous cancellation from March 2020 over the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Previously we had planned to focus swimming provision to Year 5 over the autumn term and Year 4 over the spring and summer with top-up provision for any Year 6 children not meeting the 25 metre, surface dive and sculling expectations. This we are having to adapt as none of our Year 5 and 6 children have been able to complete our swimming programme.
In 2021-22 all year 6 children will swim on Friday afternoon's over the Autumn term for a 10 week block starting on Friday 10th September. Year 5 children will swim in the Spring and Summer term's each Friday afternoon for a total of 20 weeks. Any children in Year 6 not meeting the standard at the end of the Autumn term will receive free top-up swimming over the Summer term curtesy of the Sports Premium Grant.
In 2022-23 we hope to revert back to our original plan with Year 5 children swimming in the Autumn and Year 4 in the Spring and Summer with top-up swimming for those in Year 6 also in the Summer.
More information and details will go out to parents from the school office closer to the time via ParentMail.
Covid-19 guidance at the time will be followed and the school will adhere to the Helena Romanes Swimming Pool guidelines who also have their own Covid-19 risk assessment in place. Takeley will be the only school at the pool in their designated slot, including changing rooms with the pool staff adhering to appropriate cleaning routines as required; Chlorine is believed to be a good killer of the virus.
Any questions please contact the office on 01279 870541.