Swimming & Physical Education
As all schools, we receive the governments PE and Sports premium to improve Physical Education. During academic year 2016-2017 this was used to
· Subsidise swimming for all pupils
- Travel to Zero Gravity
- Provide outdoor learning opportunities
- Ensure children access to residential experiences and adventurous activities PE entitlement.
- Provide sports coaches for all children
- Training/networking & conference for staff
- ‘Bikability’ for pupils
- Transport & participation in more festivals & competitions
The impact has been greater enjoyment and participation as evidenced by attendance and pupil interview.
Swimming takes place once a week & every child will take part. Our aim is that no child shall leave our school unable to swim.
If a child is not going in the water for medical reasons, we would like them to come, bring shorts and a towel so that they can learn at the poolside, and not miss part of their planned programme.
Swimming lessons take place at St Mellion International where we have the assistance of swimming coaches and lifesavers. Owing to the distance between St Dominic and St Mellion we have to travel on our own school mini-bus. The cost of the bus, hiring the pool, pool staff and swimming teacher has to be met by the school.
As children develop, they become increasingly aware of themselves. Aspects of health education, including Sex Education, will often occur naturally during conversation or discussion. This will be dealt with as naturally, accurately and openly as possible. Where staff feel appropriate, parents may be requested to become involved and will always be informed. Parental consent will always be sought in advance of any ‘specific’ lesson.
All children have an appropriate programme of Sex Education and Relationships lessons which is delivered as part of the PSHE curriculum. Parents will be informed when this is to take place and have the right to withdraw their child from these sessions.