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Additional Needs

Demonstrate tiny steps of progress

Tapestry can help you to demonstrate the progress your SEN children are making, even if it’s only very small steps, using any of the defined frameworks we have available. At the moment that’s Cherry Garden, SEND, or P Scales all of which come with their own detailed analysis screens. Here’s a bit about each of them:


Cherry Garden

We’ve been working with Cherry Garden School, an outstanding special school for pupils from 2-11 years old in the London Borough of Southwark to bring their assessment framework for SEND children to life on Tapestry. Using their years of special educational needs teaching experience and by building on parts of the popular Routes for Learning framework, Cherry Garden have created unique framework for students with SLD/PMLD working at a level expected for typically developing children aged 0-5 years.

We believe that maximising the quality of parent and carer engagement is a core strength of Tapestry. To that end, we’ve developed a powerful visual alternative to standard assessment reports. Here, a family-friendly interactive animation brings each child’s individual progress to life by representing observations in a fun and intuitive way. You can read more about the Cherry Garden framework here






This was created after the Tapestry team were approached by several SEND schools who asked us to develop an assessment framework for children with SEND, using the best parts of the Development Matters document. Working with three special schools and a specialist advisory teacher, we used the same statements but took out the age-bands and called them stages instead- thereby not attaching them to any age. The schools gave us many additional statements that they felt best fit within the framework, and the Tapestry SEND assessment framework was created. Early years settings and schools are now using this framework for their children with SEND, from birth, right up to Key Stages 1 and 2.



P Scales

If you have decided the best way for your setting to track SEND children is through using P Scales you can continue to do so on Tapestry.

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