Sheddingdean Community Primary School

Sheddingdean Community Primary School

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Ofsted 2011: "Parents and carers are very supportive of the school and one parent's comments sums up the views of others"
"The children are known as individuals and their educational needs are quickly identified and catered for."
"We view education as a partnership between home and school, a continuous process. We aim to involve parents/carers closely throughout the child's whole time at school."

Notices:

Tapestry online journal for Reception Children

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From this September we have chosen to use an online system of recording your child’s learning in Reception called Tapestry.

 

Tapestry is a website which can be accessed on a computer or laptop, and also on any Apple or Android device such as a tablet or smart phone.  We have chosen this company because they are a secure and also exciting way of keeping track of your child’s development and their time with us.

 

Instead of using the old paper book style way of recording, we are able to instantly upload photos, videos and observations of your children. Parents are able to view your child’s Learning Journey using your unique log in details.

 

When we observe your child in school you will be emailed to alert you that something new has been added to your child’s Learning Journal and you can securely log on and view what your child has been up to.  A massive advantage of this system is that you can instantly add your own comments to entries, and can show your child’s online book to members of the family who would not usually be able to attend Parent Consultation evenings, Book Power or Stay and Play sessions at school.

 

The safeguarding of our children is very important to us.  Everything that is added to Tapestry will be added to our school account and can only be viewed by school staff that use the system, and also yourself, using your own log in details.  You will only have access to your child’s own book and this cannot be seen by other parents.  Also, it is crucial that you do not share photos or videos from your child’s book on social media or through other online platforms.  Any incidents where this confidentiality is broken will be dealt with very seriously and will result in your access to the system being withdrawn.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why use an online system?

Hand writing observations, printing out photos, cutting out and sticking all of these into a paper book is very time consuming.  By taking photos and videos that can be instantly uploaded this increases the time that staff can spend with your children, supporting their learning.

 

We were also impressed with the way in which parents can instantly see what their child has been up to and can also share it with family members such as grandparents.

 

How do I get onto the system?

If you consent to us using Tapestry for your child, school will set up an account for you and provide you with log on details.

 

Tapestry can be accessed online at: http://eyfs.info/tapestry-info/introduction

 

It is available as a free app from the Apple Store and also on Android devices.

 

We will ask you to provide us with an email address so that we can set you up a personal account.  This will be a secure way of logging in, and you will only be able to see your own child’s book.

 

I don’t have a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.  How can I access Tapestry?

If you are unable to access the Internet on any device at home, then you will still be able to access your child’s Learning Journal during Stay and Play sessions where we will provide you with access to your child’s account and support you to use it if needed.

 

I am not very confident with computers or the Internet.  How can I access Tapestry?

One of the reasons for us choosing Tapestry was ease of use.  It is a very easy system to use, but should you have any problems, Mrs Baker or Miss Fever will be happy to support you.