We believe that building up a picture of the whole child helps staff to provide next steps to further challenge the individual. Assessment is carried out via observation and documentation - we will never 'test' your children as we do not feel this gives a true picture of each individual's strengths.
We use a secure online learning journal system called Tapestry where staff can upload observations of the children including photographs and videos which are then shared with parents and used to inform and support judgements at assessdment points.
We acknowledge the importance of working in partnership with parents and so we encourage families to provide their child’s key worker with photographs of special occasions from their home life, especially when it is their turn for a 'Celebrating Me' board. This sparks conversation and allows children to be the 'expert'.