Within our setting we use an exciting way to record, track and share your child’s learning during their time in Pre School and Reception. This system, called an ‘online learning journal’ will enable staff to take photographs, videos and make written observations of the activities your child completes at school. You will then have access to this information (using your email address and a secure password to log in) so you can celebrate your child’s learning at home too. Parents/carers can also add their own photos and comments to the journal from home.

The version we are using is called ‘Tapestry’ and is hosted in the UK on dedicated, secure servers. These servers conform to very high safety standards and are proactively managed by a central security team. 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 the school staff that use the system, and also yourself, using your own log in details.

It is only you who will have access to your child’s journal and this cannot be seen by other parents. However, as children in the class will sometimes be photographed or recorded with others as they work together we are required to seek your permission. Once the journal is set up, it is very important that you do not share photos or videos from your child’s book on social media or through other online platforms.

The photographs/videos taken and uploaded to Tapestry by the school are the property of Rendell Primary School and you do not have permission to upload them onto any website on the internet. We ask that you protect the images of your own child and other people’s children by viewing and using them carefully. Any incidents where this confidentiality is broken will be dealt with very seriously and will result in your access to the system being withdrawn.

More information about Tapestry can be found at:  https://tapestry.info/

How to use Tapestry