At Woodlands School we are able to use newsletters, text messaging, Tapestry, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to communicate school news, updates, reminders, invites to events and other important information!
We understand the importance of working in partnership with the families of our children to ensure that each child receives the best education that the school can offer. This system will help us to keep you informed at all times so that together we can offer the best support for your child.
From time to time you will receive a text message from the school. Please be assured that this service is FREE to you as the recipient of the text message and e-mail Notifications will include:
- School closures
- Event reminders
- Emergency contact
Please note this system is only effective if you keep the office up to date with numbers and e-mail addresses. You must ensure that you regularly check your e-mails so important messages are not missed.
If you register, but do not receive any texts or e-mails, please ensure you let the school office know.
Tapestry - https://tapestryjournal.com/
We use Tapestry as a home school diary. Teachers will update you with photos, videos and observations of the whole class or just your child.
Just to let you know that if you are using Tapestry on your phone or tablet, there is a Tapestry app which you can download which is very easy to use. Just search for the name “Tapestry mobile” with the Tapestry logo in your App store.
Once logged in, you will see your child’s observations on your home screen in a list – selecting any one of these will open up the observation for you to look at. You are able to “like” or add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation if you would like to – and we love to receive comments!
We would also love to see your contributions too. It is easy to add your own photos or observations to your child’s journal. Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon if using the app ) and add the relevant information in the boxes on screen. Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option. (videos have to be less than one minute long). When you have saved your observation, you may go back to the home screen at any time by choosing ‘home’. The observation will say “not in journal” until a member of staff has approved it.
If you are responding to a group message the system will let you know that everyone in the group can see your response.
This link will show you how to add an Observation: How to Add an Observation on Tapestry
We will send you a link to sign up to Tapestry when your child starts school.
Pupil Progress Meetings
You will recieve an invite to come in to school and discuss your child's progress with their class teacher every term. The invites are sent out by email, mobile and in your child's diary. This is an opportunity to see your child's work and give your views on the targets set out in their Personal Learning Intention Maps (PLIMS) and to share ideas about how you can support their learning at home.
Your child's statement or Educational Health and Care Plan is reviewed every year to make sure that that it is correct and still meets their needs. The reviews are held in school and invites are sent out at least 6 weeks in advance. We also invite other people involved with your child to the review; this can include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and respite providers. Please let us know if there is anyone else who works or lives with your child who you think it would be beneificial to invite.
The meeting is also an opportunity for us to share information we use in school to support your child, this can include One Page Profiles, Persoanl Care Plans, Behaviour Support Plans, Feeding Plans, Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans and Moving and Handling Plans.
You will recieve an upate on your child's Personal Learning Intention Map every term. It is important that you give your views on these outcomes and let us know if there is anything you think is important for your child that could be included on them.