Welcome to our annual survey which focuses on teaching and learning, and professional development. We would love to hear your views and they’ll help to inform the development of Tapestry and the Foundation Stage Forum, support our public relations and marketing, and feed into our articles.

The survey includes 14 questions (plus two optional ones at the end) and takes just five minutes to complete. We’ll share a summary of the results on the Tapestry and Foundation Stage Forum websites.

Respondents will be entered into a prize draw and have the chance to win £50 of M&S vouchers. Please read, and make sure you agree with, our privacy policy 
before getting started.

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* 1. Please tell us about your role.

Section 1 – Use of technology to support teaching and learning

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* 2. Can you tell us about your use of technology to support teaching and learning in your school or setting?

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know N/A
We have a strategy to guide our use of technology to support teaching and learning
The SLT/manager provides clear expectations on the use of technology
Staff are confident about using technology in their teaching
CPD is offered to ensure staff can use technology to support teaching and learning
Staff have a say in the technology used to support teaching and learning

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* 3. How does your setting or school use technology to help families support their child’s learning?

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know N/A
We have a dedicated platform for families to share information about their child’s learning at home
We provide a range of online tools to help families tell us about their child’s learning at home
We use technology to share activities that families can do at home with their child
We use technology to improve accessibility, e.g. using videos or voice notes instead of messages

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* 4. How do you feel about using technology to support teaching and learning?

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know N/A
I am confident about using technology to support teaching and learning
I make better use of technology now than before the pandemic
I am clear about my setting or school’s strategy for using technology to support teaching and learning
I understand how to measure the impact of technology on teaching and learning
Section 2 - Teaching and learning at your setting or school

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* 5. How do you support children to think and talk about their learning? Select all that apply.

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* 6. How often do you invite children to contribute to recording their own learning?

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* 7. What form do children’s contributions take? (Select all that apply)

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* 8. How often do you formally monitor children’s progress?

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* 9. Do you think you formally monitor children’s progress…

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* 10. Thinking about early years education, there have been a number of changes in the past few years. How confident do you feel about your understanding of the following? (If you’re a KS1, KS2, specialist, or trainee teacher please skip this question)

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Revised EYFS framework
Early Learning Goals
New guidance documents (Birth to 5 Matters and Development Matters)
Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework
Reception Baseline Assessment
Section 3 - Professional development support

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* 11. What is your preference for professional development? Please choose up to 3 options.

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* 12. Is professional development available to all staff in your setting or school?

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* 13. Thinking about the CPD you have accessed this academic year, to what extent has it impacted your practice as an educator?

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* 14. A new National Professional Qualification for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL) is to be offered to managers of PVIs, school and nursery leaders, and childminders with leadership responsibilities. If you work in early years, how do you feel about the following:

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know N/A
I think the NPQEYL is a positive development
I plan to register for the NPQEYL if it is funded
I’m worried I won’t have enough time to study for the NPQEYL
I need more information about the NPQEYL
I have not heard about the NPQEYL
End of Survey
Thanks for completing Tapestry’s survey, we really appreciate it.

As a thank you for completing the survey, all participants have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw for a £50 Marks & Spencer voucher. Please add your email address below to be entered into the prize draw.

The draw will take place on 9th June and, if the winner agrees, we will announce who they are in our end of June newsletter. There is no cash alternative to the prize.

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* 15. Please provide your email address to be entered into the prize draw, (if you’d prefer not to be entered in the prize draw then please leave this box blank).

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* 16. We will publish the results later in the summer term. If you would like to receive a copy of the results please fill in your email address in the comment box below. If you are not interested in receiving the results, please leave this box blank.

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