Foundation Stage

Within the Foundation Stage we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and we record and track children’s learning through observations which form part of your child’s learning journey.

Since September 2018 this has been recorded on to iPads using a system called Tapestry. This allows staff to capture a photo, a video clip or a voice recording as well as written notes that shows your child taking part in a variety of adult led and child initiated activities. These observations from staff members are then uploaded to a secure web based learning journey to which you as a parent would also have access to.

All data is held in encrypted form and is accessed subject to a secure log and password. The only people who can access a child’s learning journey are the relevant foundation stage staff and the child’s parents.

During the school day children’s learning takes place in a range of situations where they will be working with a partner or in a small group. Therefore the photographs or video clips during these times will show your child alongside others.