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Tapestry Newsletter December 2021

by Jack on December 17

Hi everyone!

Just a short (and slightly earlier than usual) newsletter this month.

 

Communicating Progress with SLT Webinar and Article

Firstly, we have released some extra resources this month: A webinar and an accompanying article both aimed at practitioners. They explain how you might show progress with the new EYFS on Tapestry and how you can communicate this to your SLT.

Communicating progress to EYFS leaders using Tapestry webinar.

Sharing progress with EYFS leaders article. 

 

Home Learning on Tapestry

In the current situation, you will probably find yourself dealing with some level of home learning. We have gathered our resources to support you through this time, and you can find them all below.

 

Another helpful article

Another article published on the Tapestry website this month was from Anya, one of our Education Advisors. In this article, Anya explains how you can use your observations and reflections in conjunction with the Areas of Concern screen.

If you’ve been wondering how to get the most out of this new screen, or if you’re interested in using Reflections more effectively then do take a look.

Using Observations and Reflections with the Areas of Concern Screen.

 

Product Support Reminder

Just a quick reminder that our Product Support team will be working 9 – 5 every weekday over the festive period. Bank holidays not included.

If you need to reach us about anything, please email customer.service@eyfs.info.

 

Edtech Awards

We are delighted to be recognised in the 2021/2022 EdTech 50 Awards Yearbook – ‘a celebration of the people, products and organisations shaping the use of education technology across the UK’

 

Feature Focus

You can enable an “additional information” box to use on your observations by going to Control Panel > Settings > Observations.

This box will appear underneath the “notes” section and can be used for whatever you wish. This was initially created as a space to add information that wasn’t needed in the notes section. By default, this ‘additional information field’ can’t be seen by relatives but you can manage that permission from User Permissions > Relatives > Observations.

 

Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays.

 

Jack

Product Support Technician and Education Advisor

Jack started his career in education as a volunteer in a Brighton-based Charity for children with motor disorders. After which he was hired as an assistant conductor. During his time there, he studied at the University of Brighton to qualify as a primary school teacher. After a short stint as a supply teacher, Jack got his first job teaching Year 6. He remained in that role for a few years before moving to Year 4.
Jack joined Tapestry in August 2019 after many hints from his former housemate and now manager, Emily. In his Product Support role, Jack can be found answering customer emails and offering Tapestry advice on the phone. As part of the Education Team, you'll find him writing articles, recording podcasts and offering words of educational wisdom while drinking mugs of coffee.