Community Links

Starting School...
Transition from Nursery to Reception

We have forged strong links with our local nurseries to ensure the smooth transition of children into our Early Years Foundation Stage. Our teachers visit the children in their nurseries long before they start school, and important information is passed to us so we can start planning for the children as early as possible.

...and Leaving School
Transition from Year 6 to Secondary School

Moving to secondary school is an exciting time for our Year 6 children, but it can also be a daunting one. To minimise the children’s anxiety, we start the transition process in the spring term. Once parents/carers have been informed about school places, we liaise with secondary schools, passing on academic information about the children and passing on details of any additional needs. During the summer term, secondary schools visit the children at Redwood and all children have the opportunity to attend an Induction Day at their selected secondary school. We also offer an extended transition programme for any children feeling particularly anxious about the changes ahead.

Cluster Meetings

At Redwood, we understand the importance of working collaboratively with other schools in the locality. 

We arrange regular meetings with colleagues in other schools to discuss new initiatives, share good practice and act as ‘Critical Friends’.

Children’s Centre

Although the Children’s Centre is located in a building separate to the school, we enjoy having opportunities to participate in joint events and share resources. 

The Centre takes part in our annual summer fair and we have recently attended a ‘Meet the Schools’ event hosted there.

Road Safety Partnership

Every year our Year 2 children take part in Pedestrian Training. They have the opportunity to work with Pam Street from Lincolnshire County Council on important road safety skills. This scheme provides children with invaluable experience of how to be a safe pedestrian on our increasingly busy roads. The initial theory session explains to children why we need to be safe and what hazards to look out for. The following two sessions allow children to put theory into practice and under the supervision of Pam Street and some willing parent volunteers, children demonstrate how to be safe when out and about. All children receive a certificate, information booklet and reflective key ring to help them to ‘be safe and be seen’.