Palatine Primary School is proud to offer our children access to a Hydrotherapy Pool.
It is an impressive, multi-sensory environment which offers an alternative venue for curriculum delivery. Providing an opportunity for pupils to gain physical confidence and skills, which they may not have out of the water, as well as providing a specifically designed therapeutic space.
In addition to allowing pupils the opportunity to explore and develop confidence in the water, the pool enables freedom of movement, balance, weight bearing and co-ordination in addition to developing early swimming skills.
Having a dedicated, full time swimming coach and lifeguard allows us to offer a broad range of experiences for our children in a safe and structured environment. Focussing on the following programmes we can encompass all classes across the school:
- Sensory requirements
- Early Years and Inclusive Learn to Swim Programmes (based on Swim England ‘ASA’)
- Water Skills, Confidence and Safety (based on Swim England ‘ASA’- School Swimming and Water Safety Charter)
All pupils are fully assessed for health to enter the water and continually updated on their individual level of water skills competencies and hydrotherapy programmes.
We are able to offer a hiring service and our facilities include the following: (Please contact email@example.com).
- 3 X Separate changing areas with showers
- Twin hoist system with adjustable changing beds
- Physiotherapy equipment and Learn to Swim buoyancy aids and accessories
- A fully maintained and monitored environment with safety equipment
Percentage of pupils within the 2019-2020 year 6 cohort who met the national curriculum requirement to:
Swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres – None
Use a range of strokes effectively – None
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations – None
Sensory, Immersive and Dark Rooms
We have an interactive immersive room which uses the latest motion tracking technology. Our immersive room is fully interactive, featuring a highly responsive interactive floor that children can immerse themselves into different topics and environments.
Imagine an ocean scene being projected with interactive water ripples & swimming fish with all the lights in the room set to blue to create an underwater feel, or even a snowflakes scattering across the walls and floor. With our immersive room the possibilities are endless.
We are lucky to have two sensory rooms, and a large soft-play room!
At Palatine Primary we offer on-site forest school activities with occasional off site visits to a woodland environment. This enables our pupils to feel safe and supported whilst developing the forest school skills through activities and experiences.
Pupils develop a love and understanding of the outdoor environment, expand their confidence, self-esteem and social skills and learn to self-assess for risk and behaviour management.
Full List of Facilities;
Hydropool (1.2m depth)
Conference Room for Multi Professional Meetings
Learning Intervention Rooms
Eye Gaze Room
Speech & Language Therapy Room
Play Therapy/Drawing & Talking Room
Rebound Therapy Area
Outdoor Sand & Water play area