Please help and advise, fellow teachers. I have just begun a new job at a small primary school and class teachers are expected to teach swimming in the school swimming pool- with no lifeguard or qualifications at all. I have a large class so the TA will stay in the classroom with half of the class while I take the others swimming on my own. I feel very uncomfortable about this- not only do I have no clue whatsoever how to teach swimming or how to fill the time in the lesson, but from a safety point of view... is this even allowed? It's completely normal and accepted at the school, it's the way they've always done it. No one is questioning it. I don't want to kick up a fuss, but I really don't feel happy with it this way! One option is for me and the TA to take the whole class (30+) so that there will be two adults present, at least. I've contacted my union but no reply yet. EEk! Thanks in advance for your advice.