This is our first year using Tapestry and we absolutely love it! However we have run into a bit of a rough patch at the end of term.
Previously we used to meet with parents each term to update them on their child's progress using a paper based tracker in their learning journal. This was fairly quick to do, parents responded well to it and we identified concise next steps.
This time around we used the Tapestry report function to provide a family with an individual report for their child. The reports are very thorough and provide a holistic view of the child's development. They are quite time consuming to produce though and meetings with parents have taken a lot longer. I also feel like the number of next steps is quite overwhelming for them- we like to break things down a bit more for them.
I know families are able to access their Learning Journals regularly through the Tapestry app, but not all our parents are doing this regularly and many pay little attention to the assessment we make. I feel like there is still a need for some sort of termly meeting with parents, but doing a report every term is clearly too much. Does anyone have any suggestions? How are other settings sharing the Tapestry assessments they make with families?