Tuesday, 4 May 2010


The pool will be cleaned and should be ready for use after half-term. We hope to start swimming on Monday 7 June – weather permitting. After discussion it has been decided that Nursery children will not participate in this activity. Classes DBGM, RV, NSJB and GH have decided not to use the school’s pool as they have done deep water swimming at Framlingham College.

Please could you make arrangements for your children to have swimming equipment ready to bring to school after half-term:
· swimming costume
· swim hat
· towel
· footwear to get to and from the pool.
If your child does not bring in their swimming kit they will not be able to swim.

Our pool is well balanced as far as chlorine and acid levels are concerned and therefore Goggles should not need to be worn. If your child really has an eye irritation we must have a letter from you stating the reasons why your child must wear goggles. Accidents have happened in school pools because of goggles snapping back on eyes.

To avoid the perennial problem of the small tiles in the swimming pool acting like pumice stones on tender feet, parents may like their children to wear socks or close fitting ‘swimming’ shoes (usually sold for use on a stony beach). We feel ‘jelly’ shoes would not be acceptable as they would be too restrictive.

Swimming hats (£1.00) and swimming bags (£1.80) are available from the school office.
Please ensure all items are named.

Children should take swimwear and towels home every time they are used. In this event, to help with the washing, parents may find it helpful to have a second set in reserve.

We can only hold swimming lessons if we get enough parent helpers.
Children need support with dressing and young children must be escorted to and from the pool.
The teacher must stay by the pool at all times to be with the children within the fence perimeter. Younger children must have an adult in the pool with them.
Each teacher is arranging their own timetable of help so if you can spare 1 or more hours please indicate on the timetable overleaf and pass to the relevant teacher.

Please try to keep to a committed time, or find a replacement. Thank you.

Volunteering - Please delete as applicable:
· I would be willing to assist in the teaching of swimming
· I would be willing to go into the pool with the younger children
· I would be willing to help with the undressing/dressing of children or be in the classroom with
Safeguarding – Please delete as applicable
· I have previously completed a Volunteer Form and brought in ID to get a List 99 check
· I require a Volunteer Form and List 99 check – Please see the Office Staff



PSKM THURSDAY1.15 – 3.00pm
CH WEDNESDAY 1.15 – 3.00pm
KT MONDAY 11.15am – 12.15pm + WEDNESDAY 11.15am – 12.15pm
LC TUESDAY 1.15 – 2.15pm + THURSDAY 11.15am – 12.15pm
JC MONDAY 9.00 – 9.55am + FRIDAY 9.00 – 9.55am
PLDD MONDAY 1.15 – 2.15pm + FRIDAY 11.15am – 12.15pm
EM THURSDAY 9.00 – 9.55am + FRIDAY 1.15 – 2.15pm
CA WEDNESDAY 9.00 – 9.55am + FRIDAY 10.00 – 10.55am