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Tracking for SEND

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’re developing 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, milestones, and wow moments in a fun and intuitive way. Patents and carers — and children themselves — are free to explore the animation interactively with touch, experiencing the sights and sounds of their learning journey.





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.

Tracking for KS 1 & 2

See how children's depth of understanding changes across their time with you using our flexible assessment system.

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Bespoke Tagging

Use #hashtags in observations to identify key-phrases such as ‘#childinitiated’ or specific focus points e.g. #behaviour, as well as for categorising observations e.g. ‘#outdoors’.

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Multiple staff types

Add staff members as one of three different staff user types with varying access/control.

Tracking for EYFS

Tapestry has a whole range of tracking screens for EYFS children covering a variety of frameworks and for both groups and individuals.

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Be informed when other educators and families contribute to Tapestry.

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Tracking for Montessori

Quickly and easily see how confident each child is with each activity and how that has changed over their time with you.

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Tailored user permissions

Tailor user permissions for each staff member and family member in a way that works for your provision.

Group observations

Reduce your workload by making group observations for activities involving several children.

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