Our Ethos on Information Sharing
We believe the key to maximising children’s learning is through strong partnerships with parents. Research shows that these strong collaborations have significant impact on children’s progress.
Why we do not send home individual photos
We have moved away from producing traditional learning journals and individual photos of children. Instead, we have developed strategies that we believe will have a greater impact on your child’s learning. These strategies are:
Dedicating all of our time in session staying ‘in the moment’ with your child
Dedicating all our time out of session directly communicating with you as their first educator
Children make most progress when they receive rich interactions with highly skilled adults. All staff are tasked with one thing during sessions; to be valuable play partners and responsive educators. Rather than take photos and then make notes our staff seize teachable moments to move learning forward and are always available for children-never frantically writing up a note or asking children to wait. This results in highly engaged children and rich learning experiences.
We do, however, use a range of strategies to communicate with you about your child/ren. The guide below outlines the many ways we share information and the frequency you should expect the information to be shared.
How we share information with you...
We share information about your child through:
Fortnightly catch up calls with your child’s key person
Termly individual reports
We share information about your child’s key group through:
Daily group board
Daily email report
Weekly MarvellousMe! reading book, vocabulary and story map
We share information about the whole school through:
Weekly Facebook updates
Half termly information presentations
To find out more about how we collaborate with you, and the reasons for our approach, take a look at our Communications Strategy.