Although it is rare that a class teacher will play an active role in the delivery of school swimming lessons, it is a part of the National Curriculum and a subject leader should take an active role in monitoring teaching & learning as they would other areas of PE. In the past, Tower Hamlets schools have been selected to take part in a subject-specific Ofsted visits to assess standards in school swimming, particularly looking at progress against the 25M attainment target.

The Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation has a growing partnership with Greenwich Leisure Ltd who deliver the vast majority of school swimming lessons so if a school requires support in observing and assessing swimming lessons, wants to review their existing swimming model or would like to access additional sessions to support attainment then please contact THYSF’s Schools Curriculum Manager Shuhel Malique.