Primary Education News

5 Nov '14

News Primary schools that fail to teach pupils to swim should be named and shamed

Campaigners lobby Ofsted as figures reveal 45% of 11-year-olds leave for secondary school without being able to swimCampaigners have called on Ofsted to name and shame primary schools that fail to teach pupils to swim after figures showed almost half leave at 11 without being able to complete a length in the pool.Under the national curriculum, schools are required to teach pupils to swim confidently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and know how to safely rescue themselves if they get into difficulties. Continue reading...

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