We strongly believe that good communication
between parents and staff is beneficial to all concerned.
Each term, we hold an event for parents to see their children in the school environment and to have the opportunity to discuss their child's progress.
Our stage is used for a play in the Christmas and Summer Terms with every child taking part and we have an open day during the Spring Term.
Displays of the children's work can be viewed at all times.
All group teachers are equipped with tablets to monitor and record the development of each child in their group, otherwise known as their 'learning journey'. We use Arc Pathway early learning software which allows teachers to create a unique profile for each child. Further information about this software can be found HERE.
The learning journey (sometimes referred to as learning journal) is a collection of different documents collected by our team, which provide a picture of a child’s development under the seven areas of learning. It consists of photos, art-work, mark-making, etc., and are interspersed with observations made by their teachers, including notes of relevant conversations or comments made by the child. Group teacher's also link any observations to the EYFS learning areas.
The aim is to build a unique picture of what each child knows, feels and can do, as well as their particular interests and learning style. This picture is then used to pinpoint learning priorities and plan relevant and motivating learning experiences i.e. identify next steps and activities. The learning journey involves contributions from a variety of adults who have contact with the child, including their family.
A short report on each child is sent at the end of the Summer Term.
The Principal and staff are always available to discuss any questions or concerns. We strongly believe that good communication between parents and staff is vital in supporting each child in the most effective way.