At Bowerham every child is allocated a key worker when they start Reception Class – your key worker will help your child to settle, feel confident and secure. They will be responsible for meeting your child’s needs and responding to their feelings, ideas and behaviour. They are also responsible for collecting the data that is included in your child’s online learning Journey, Tapestry. These are very special and will record your child’s progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage. They will have examples of your child’s work, photographs and observations from your key worker.
You will also be able to add what your child has been doing at home, their likes and dislikes and please make contributions to their Learning Journey by uploading photos/videos and notes about what you have been doing at home. This could be a family day out, a special celebration, a holiday, or of a special achievement. We would love to see what they’ve been up to! You will be able to access your child’s online learning journey via the email address you have provided us with and the password that you create.
Further information about Tapestry can be found at
Tapestry Relative Information
We want to make communication with school even better – so we would like to tell you about a brilliant app for your smartphone. The app is completely free of charge and can be installed on your mobile phone or tablet. It supports both Apple iOS and Android devices and you’ll be able to see information for your child(ren) instantly!
What you need to do once your child starts school
Once your child has started our school you will need to install the app by visiting the app store/google play and downloading the app. An invitation to install will be sent directly to your mobile.
You will need to ensure we have your correct mobile number and email address on our school database and you’ll need to make sure you keep these details up to date in future to maintain access to this great service.
The app is linked to our website and also has links to our facebook page, unifom shop and Parentpay so that you can access everything you need from one place.
We will be using the app to send out direct and group messages to our parents as necessary. The messages are sent out via push notifications and will be sent directly to your smart device for you to read at any time. The system also has the ability of sending emails that we may also use. Direct text messages will only by used in an absolute emergency. Push notifications and emails do not incur any cost to the school and as we are always looking for ways to reduce cost and improve the flexibility of our communications we are looking forward to Parentapps’ abilities to improve the way we contact you and send you information.
The app will provide you with instant access to term dates, event information, newsletters, surveys, social media and much more. It also will link directly to latest news and important information on our website.
Additionally, you will also be able to view and submit consent forms & surveys, receive secure documents and report absences directly from within the app. It also enables you to invite additional family members to download the app, ensuring that the right people have access to important information regarding your child.
Lastly, the app is fully secure and GDPR compliant and in order to access it you will need to be invited via email or letter.
Please note that this will be our only form of electronic communication as this will significantly reduce costs for both school and parents.