When you join Berkswich, you join a family - Parent December 2019
A key part of the Early Years at Berkswich is having whole family involvement to ensure a smooth transition, a well rounded experience and a positive learning environment. This comes in many different forms including, but not limited to;
In the Early Years, we feel it is important that the children see a positive relationship between school and home. We encourage families to take part in events and try to schedule these for working parents to ensure maximum participation.
Communication between Home and School
At Berkswich, we use the communication app 'Tapestry'. This is available for all parents and paid for by the school. It is used by the teaching staff to record, document and assess the children's learning. These are all saved to the children's 'profile', which can be viewed by the parents/carers at home. Families can also add their experiences, so that the teaching staff can see how the children are progressing outside of school. This allows the staff to make well rounded decisions about the children.
When you join the school, you will receive information about how to log into and use 'Tapestry'.
In addition to 'Tapestry', we use several other ways to communicate with our Berkswich families.