To keep track of your child’s learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage, we use a digital learning journey called ‘Tapestry’. We use this to record the activities your child has taken part in through pictures, videos and comments from their teachers.
As our learning journals are stored digitally, Tapestry gives the opportunity for parents to access their child’s work and read about the activities and learning they have been taking part in, from home. In addition, parents will be able to upload their own observations of learning seen at home.
‘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. Tapestry admin staff will only access these accounts with prior permission from the school (for example, if required to solve a technical issue). A copy of Tapestry’s ‘Privacy, Security and Back-Up Policy’ is available to view on request. You will only have access to your child’s journal and this cannot be seen by other parents. However, children in the class will sometimes be photographed with others as they work together.
We will only share photos of your child with your consent. Your consent will be requested as part of the process of joining our school ahead of their start date. Once the Learning Journal is set up, it is crucial 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 Highfield South Farnham 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 and other people’s children by viewing and using them carefully.
If your child has come from Highfield South Farnham Nursery, your Tapestry account will be automatically moved over. However, if your child has come from another Nursery that use Tapestry, in order for us to merge the accounts we will need to request a transfer from their previous setting.
If you are new to the school and are interested in accessing your child’s learning journal we will set you up with an account on receipt of your email address.