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Learning Journey Policy
Aims Caterpillars   Pre-school   ensures   that   all   children   attending   the   setting   have   a   personal   Learning   Journey   which   records   photos,   observations   and   comments,   in   line   with   the   Early   Years   Foundation   Stage,   to   build   up   a   record   of   each child’s achievements during their time with us. It will also show children’s developmental progress through the different age bands of the EYFS. Procedures Each child will have a key person allocated to them who will be responsible for the compilation of that child’s Learning Journey. Caterpillars Pre-school uses an on-line Learning Journey system (Tapestry), allowing staff and parents to access the information from any computer via a personal, password-protected login. Staff   access    allows   input   of   new   observations   and   photos   or   amendment   of   existing   observations   and   photos.   Staff   will   be   able   to   access   their   own   key   children’s   records   on   their   own   devices,   in   their   own   time,   using   the   secure login in. Staff will ensure that they will not leave devices unattended when using them off the premises, and will log out when they do. Parent access  allows input of new observations and photos or the addition of comments on existing observations and photos – parent log-ins do not have the necessary permission to edit existing material. Observations input into the Tapestry system are moderated by a senior member of staff before being added to the child’s Learning Journey. Parents logging into the system are only able to see their own child’s Learning Journey. Parents   are   asked   to   sign   a   consent   form   giving   permission   for   their   child’s   image   to   appear   in   other   children’s   Learning   Journeys,   and   to   protect   images   of   other   children   that   may   appear   in   any   photos   contained   in   their   child’s Learning Journey. The Learning Journey is started once the child has started pre-school. New observational entries to a child’s Learning Journey will usually be uploaded within two weeks of the observation being made. In all written observations, other children are referred to by their first names only. All photographs of children are taken on the school Tablets and deleted once they have been added to a learning journal. Tapestry   is   not   used   as   a   general   communication   tool   between   pre-school   and   home.   A   child’s   learning   journey   is   a   document   recording   their   learning   and   development   and   parents   may   add   comments   on   observations   or   contribute photos, videos or information about activities they have been doing at home. Security The Tapestry on-line Learning journey system is hosted on secure dedicated servers based in the UK. Access to information stored on Tapestry can only be gained by unique user id and password. Parents can only see their own child’s information and are unable to login to view other children’s Learning Journeys. References to other relevant policies: Safeguarding Children & Child Protection, Confidentiality & Client Access to records, Information Sharing, Valuing Diversity & Promoting Equality , Achieving Positive Behaviour, The Role of the Key Person, Children’s Records Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Information This policy will be monitored and evaluated as per our rolling programme at staff meetings. It will be reviewed annually by the Chairperson in conjunction with the staff team and Committee unless new legislation or an incident occurs which requires an immediate review of the policy    This policy was adopted on: July 2017  
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