Phone : 01933 676040
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Redwell Primary School
Barnwell Road
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN8 5LQ

Policies & Hard Copies

This page contains many documents, policies and reports. Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of any of the information on the school website.


Contact & Access Details

Redwell Primary School
Barnwell Road
Wellingborough
NN8 5LQ

Telephone: 01933 676040

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DFE Number: 928/2215

Head Teacher: Anne Ansell BEd (Hons), NPQH
Deputy Head Teachers: Jo Lowe and Claire Head, SLE
Chair of Governors: Fiona Butlin

How to find us

Redwell Primary School is located on Barnwell Road, situated in the Gleneagles area of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. View Map

We have 4 pedestrian entrances, 3 located on Barnwell Road and one on Waterworks Lane at the end of Westminster Road and accessible from Kilborn Road.

Parking

There is a limited amount of parking around the school. Visitors are able to park in the Redwell Leisure Centre car park, adjacent to the school.


Safeguarding 

http://www.redwellprimaryschool.co.uk/wellbeing/safeguarding/

Safeguarding Your Child

At Redwell Primary School, the welfare of all our pupils is of the upmost importance and therefore we regularly review our safeguarding procedures. If you have any concerns regarding the pupils at our school, then please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), by contacting the school on (01933) 676040.

Safeguarding Team:

  • Mrs Anne Ansell
  • Mr Simon Anderson
  • Mrs Claire Head
  • Miss Jo Lowe

Safer Recruitment

Redwell Primary School is committed to ensure that all steps are taken to recruit staff and volunteers who are safe to work with our pupils and have their welfare and protection as the highest priority. The Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team are responsible for ensuring that the school follows safer recruitment processes outlined within DfE guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education', including accurate maintenance of the Single Central Record; and an application, vetting and recruitment process which places safeguarding at its centre, regardless of employee or voluntary role.

The Governing Body will ensure that the Head teacher, other senior staff responsible for recruitment and one member of the Governing Body complete accredited Safer Recruitment Training in line with government requirements.

If you have a safeguarding concern relating to the welfare of a child, members of the public can contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) who will listen and deal with any concerns.

The MASH can be contacted on 0300 126 1000 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


 

Admissions

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN (Special Educational Need) that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in public care
  2. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  3. Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.
  4. Other pupils.

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (3) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please contact Northamptonshire County Council Admission Team:

Visit the NCC School Admissions Website

Northamptonshire's coordinated admission schemes

Local authorities must publish a scheme to coordinate admission arrangements for schools within their area.

Northamptonshire's schemes for 2018 are below. The significant change to the scheme is the offers being communicated to parents online only (where an online application has been made) rather than in a letter.


Inclusion

Special educational needs (SEN) and disability information

We recognise the mutual benefits that result from the integration of children with special needs.

The school aims to be, not only stimulating and enjoyable but also, an accepting and caring community within which all children can achieve self-esteem through purposeful involvement.

The school has a duty to meet the individual needs of all pupils, including those who have Special Educational Needs (SEN). The class teacher, in consultation with the Inclusion Manager (IM), will identify such children and parents will be involved in discussion and in any decisions about specific action that may need to be taken.

The Local Authority is ultimately responsible for the assessment of all children with SEN through the Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) process in line with the Code of Practice. Full co-operation exists between the school, health service, social services, education psychology service, hospital outreach, speech and occupational therapy services, and other external agencies.

All children have access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum, through which all children are encouraged to have the highest expectations. School work is differentiated to match and stretch each child, helping them achieve their full potential.

 

 


Pupil Premium eligibility

  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  •  Income Support
  •  Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  •  Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  •  Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  •  Working Tax Credit run-on
  •  Universal Credit

Please click on the link to apply for Pupil Premium funding:

http://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/Pages/free-school-meals.aspx

The attached files show how the Pupil Premium and the Sports Premium budgets have been spent and how they will be used in the future.


Complaints Procedure

Sometimes things happen which make children or parents unhappy. It is important that parents/carers feel they are able to raise concerns. In most cases, concerns and complaints can be resolved by talking to staff at our school.

If you have a concern or complaint about your child, including any SEND child, please speak to the staff in the following order:

  1. Class Teacher
  2. Inclusion Manager (Mr Anderson)
  3. Key Stage Leader / Deputy Headteachers (Miss Lowe or Mrs Head)
  4. Headteacher (Mrs Ansell)

However, if you wish to raise a more formal complaint, then please follow our school complaints policy shown on this page.


School Curriculum

The curriculum of the school is designed to provide equal opportunities for all.

We also consider our curriculum to be part of a child's life long journey in education. We acknowledge and build upon learning which has taken place before children enter our school and we lay the foundations which we hope will enable all our children to make the best possible use of the educational opportunities they are offered after they have left our school.

In KS1 and KS2, we teach the core subjects, i.e. English, Mathematics and Science, together with Information Communication Technology, Art and Design, Design Technology, Geography, History, Music, Religious Education, PSHCE and Spanish


English

Speaking & Listening

We aim to encourage children to express themselves and to communicate fluently and articulately, with clarity and purpose, in an interesting and varied manner. Similarly, they are encouraged to listen and to appreciate other speakers with all their variations of tone, vocabulary, dialect and content.

Activities will build upon the oral language and experiences, which pupils bring from home. We aim to give the children the skills to read for both pleasure and information and to give them study skills in the use of reference books. Teaching will cover a range of stimulating literature, both fiction and non-fiction, and should ensure that pupils regularly hear and share stories and poetry.

Reading & Writing

Success in reading is achieved through partnership between home and school. Therefore, we encourage children to take an independent reading book, a library book and an individual school planner/reading record, which we ask you to sign when you hear them read. Positive parental comments in this booklet will be much appreciated and questions to challenge your child’s reading can be found within the planner/reading record. We ask that parents accept the responsibility for the care and return of all books. Book bags are available for purchase from the school office.

We offer a huge variety of books for your children to read, including those from high quality reading schemes and a variety of ‘real books’ that can be found in the school libraries. We ask parents to share in the teaching of reading both at home and in school. We offer a weekly ‘Book Time’ session every Thursday from 8:50-9:10am and we warmly invite you to spend these sessions reading with your child. 

Read Write Inc. Phonics is taught daily in EYFS and KS1 and for those who require in KS2. The children are taught in differentiated groups, to allow us to meet their needs successfully. All children in Years 1-6 will be given a weekly spelling list to learn as homework and will be tested weekly, results will be written in the child’s reading record/school planner. Our English teaching is based on the National Curriculum and grammar skills are taught regularly. We teach different genres of fiction writing, including poetry and a variety of non-fiction text types through the ‘talk for writing’ storytelling approach. We endeavour to have interesting, dynamic learning experiences to suit all learning styles on offer to excite and enthuse our children about English.

At Redwell Primary School, the children enjoy English and have embraced the Storytelling techniques, not just in English lessons but across the wider curriculum too. Our texts are at the heart of our curriculum and feed into all other subjects through the deepening stages. With reading and storytelling comes a wealth of vocabulary, by the time a child has completed their learning journey with us, they will have a readymade word bank at their disposal. They will also have been exposed to over forty different stories, ranging from quest stories, to stories from different cultures. We believe that by following the Storytelling School approach, we are not only developing literacy skills but also allowing children’s confidence to flourish. 


Mathematics

Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

At Redwell Primary school we aim to develop a positive attitude and enjoyment of learning towards Mathematics and the ability to solve problems through decision making, and reasoning in a range of contexts. We believe that Mathematics should provide a rich variety of learning experiences relating to everyday life.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we relate the mathematical aspects of the children's work to the Early Years Outcomes document and the Early Learning Goals (ELG), as set out in the EYFS profile document. Mathematical development involves providing children with opportunities to practise and improve and master their skills in counting numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems (fluency), and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures, exploring patterns and relationships. Children are encouraged to access a wide range of Mathematical resources to support their learning.  The EYFS curriculum for Mathematics is split into two aspects: number and shape, space and measures. We continually observe and assess children in these areas using age-related objectives, planning the next steps in their mathematical development through a topic-based curriculum.


Science

Science plays an important part in all aspects of life today. As a school, we feel that good scientific knowledge and understanding will prepare our children for adulthood. Science can further children’s natural curiosity and give them ways of working and thinking to explore the world in which we live. In accordance with the school policy on teaching and learning, staff aim to teach science in ways which make it relevant and meaningful, drawing whenever possible on examples taken from the real world.


Geography

Enquiry will form an important part of our work and involve direct practical experiences within the local area. We aim to develop the children’s knowledge of places and environments throughout the world; an understanding of maps and their range of investigative and problem solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. Field visits are arranged to enhance geographical study.


Design Technology

We aim to give children the skills to identify the opportunities and need for design and technology activities, investigate these and where appropriate generate design plans and make prototypes, evaluating the finished product. Pupils will be given opportunities to work with a range of materials, including food and fabric.


Computing

We aim to produce learners who are confident and effective users of ICT, communicating and handling information across the whole range of the curriculum. This will include the use of computers and cameras to store, retrieve and sort information. The school is well equipped with computer equipment. All classrooms are equipped with a projector, interactive whiteboard and visualiser. We also have pupil laptops, DSI’s and i-Pads for use by the children. 


History

When teaching history, we aim to fire the children’s imagination about the past in Britain and the wider world. Stressing the importance of how the past influences the present, we teach children about past societies, developing their sense of chronology and understanding of significant events and people. During historical study, children are encouraged to find evidence, evaluate it and draw their own conclusions. History gives children an opportunity to research.


Religious education and collective worship

At Redwell Primary School, there is a daily act of collective worship, the children will gather for an assembly as a whole school, key stage or class. Many of the assemblies are based on our Redwell values. We also celebrate festivals and special events from all major world religions. Each assembly allows time for prayer and quiet reflection and is of a broadly Christian character. 

Our program of study for Religious Education follows the County’s Agreed Syllabus and covers a wide range of world religions and faiths and promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, social, mental and physical development of the child. We encourage the children to develop mutual respect and tolerance for other people’s values and beliefs. Opportunities for visits to places of worship are provided and we have visitors to lead worship in school from time to time. Parents may request that their child be withdrawn from all or part of our Religious Education program or collective worship and we will make available details of the content to help parents with this decision.


Arts

We aim to give the children the skills and opportunities to express themselves in a variety of media and forms. Through this we hope they may develop aesthetic awareness and appreciation and satisfy their creative instincts and needs. The children are given the opportunity to participate in singing and music making and learn to appreciate a range of forms and styles of music. We aim for music making to be fun and enjoyable, both through actively taking part and enjoying the performances of others.


Physical education

We value the importance of regular physical exercise to promote the health and physical well-being of every child. All children receive regular PE lessons teaching games skills, gymnastics, dance and athletics. After school and lunchtime PE clubs are offered and are led by school staff and professionals from local sports clubs. Redwell School is part of the Wellingborough Schools Sports Partnership which organises tournaments and competitions for a variety of sports.


Personal, Social and Health Education

The school covers aspects of personal, social and health education as integral parts of other areas of the curriculum. The Healthy Schools Award demonstrates recognition of the work done by the school in this field. Pastoral care is embodied within the school ethos and all staff are responsible for monitoring the care of the pupils in their class. Circle Time takes place regularly in every class and we use the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) materials across the school. There is, however, a conscious effort to ensure that the following aspects are covered within the curriculum:

Citizenship: Is the fundamental belief that at the centre of any educational training is the need to prepare students for the future. To be able to cope with a rapidly changing society and to offer sustained fulfilment in their lives, all children are taught to form good attitudes, disciplines, relationships, responsibilities and standards; thus to become good positive citizens making a valued contribution to the quality of life within society.

Care for the Environment: Children are encouraged to respect and care for their environment. This is fundamental to the school ethos and the quality of life which all who work and live within the community are striving to achieve. We actively encourage recycling of a variety of materials.

Sex and Relationships Education: The Governing Body has decided that sex and relationships education shall be integrated into the curriculum, not isolated, taken out of context or over emphasised. At this age this is usually covered during our PSHCE curriculum.

Health and Safety Education: We aim to give the children an awareness of the need to care for their own bodies through good personal habits. We aim to teach them knowledge and skills of safety education in the home, at play and on roads, as well as in school.

Drug Education: We recognise our responsibility to respond to substance misuse and we aim to work in partnership with health and social services, the Police and other agencies. Further details of our programme can be found in our drug education policy. At this age we usually cover this area of education through our PSHCE curriculum.


The Foundation Stage

In Reception classes, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. Learning is organised in these areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical development 
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design 

Learning is through play and through direct teaching of foundation skills. In all areas of the curriculum, children work on carefully planned activities to meet their needs. The staff spend time observing the children to gain evidence of their development and to inform future planning. Provision for children in the Foundation Stage (Reception Year) is good because members of staff work together exceptionally well as a team, enabling children of differing abilities to do very well in all areas of learning. By the time children start Year 1, most are working well beyond the levels expected for their age. Children particularly enjoy the exciting activities planned around a shared theme.


Behaviour and Discipline

The school has a policy on behaviour management and anti-bullying which are available. We expect children at Redwell to be well behaved, self-disciplined and confident. We expect parents to work with the school in partnership to support these policies. When your child starts at our school you will be asked to sign a contract, a Home School Agreement. It is our aim to build upon the discipline already established at home and at pre-school and we enter into this contract with you as part of our belief in partnership between home and school.

We have a system of rewards and sanctions to reward good behaviour and prevent unacceptable behaviour. Staff set a good example to the children in the way we value each other and the way we behave with them and you. Care, courtesy, consideration and respect are the key words in our code of behaviour. Every child has a right to feel safe, the right to respect and the right to learn. All children have the responsibility to ensure that this happens. Staff use positive behaviour management strategies. They use verbal praise, sharing success, public celebration, stickers, certificates, text alerts, merits, values pebbles and house points at various times during the school year. Records are kept of challenging behaviour and parents are informed and involved at an early stage if we have to use sanctions.

All incidents of racial harassment or bullying are recorded and reported as per the Northamptonshire Policy. These incidents are taken very seriously and are dealt with quickly. Parents are involved in discussions about strategies and solutions. Exclusion from lessons or from staying at school for lunch is very rarely necessary and only occurs if the school’s programme of positive behaviour management does not succeed and the school does not have the resources to meet the child’s need. We adhere to the Northamptonshire policy on exclusion.

We expect adults to demonstrate respect and model positive behaviour for the children in our school. Inappropriate behaviour towards any member of staff or adult in our school will not be tolerated. If you witness any such behaviour please report it to the school office, reports will be treated sensitively.

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11 Dec
Christmas Production - Year 1 (AM performance)
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