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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Transition Support

Chesswood have a well-established transition support programme to ensure children are well prepared and confident for the next phase of their learning journey. Whilst things will look slightly different this year, we will still maintain our high levels of transition support to make the change from infant to junior school a comfortable and successful one. 

Happiness is the key to good progress. Our pastoral team, which are situated in the Bluebell and Snowdrop rooms are dedicated to promoting the wellbeing and self-esteem of each child. The team is focused on ensuring that each child is happy, secure and encouraged to develop their talents to their full potential.

There are a number of fantastic resources out there to help prepare children for this significant life change. The ones listed below have been collated or created by our pastoral team.

Skills for Junior School

Some great straightforward and low key strategies for preparing your child can be found here:

Preparing for Junior School

There are some great general back to school tips for parents from Child Mind Institute.


Back to School Tips

The Bright Sparks Community Code is the foundation for guiding the behaviour and positive actions of all members of the school community. The politeness and manners of all within the school community are expected to be key features that allow all to feel welcome and belong to a happy community – Show Courtesy, Care and Kindness – all of the time.

To help our new starters understand what the code means for them, we have created a very child friendly social story that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.