News

Schools don’t have to complete early years foundation stage profile in 2021

The early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) will not be mandatory this year, the government has announced. Schools will...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Opinion

5 things schools should know about early-years education

Children get profound, long-lasting benefits from their earliest exposure to teaching, from academic and non-cognitive development to better health...

Expert Contributor
ALISON PEACOCK
Opinion

Ofsted DOES care about the early years

There is much more to Ofsted’s engagement with the early years sector than the chief inspector’s visits to individual...

Expert Contributor
GILL JONES
News

New early-learning goals to be trialled in 25 primary schools

A new assessment model for reception pupils will be piloted in 25 schools from September. New draft Department for...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Ignore the naysayers, the new early-learning goals are great

Credit where credit is due, writes Clare Sealy; the government has done a really good job on its new...

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CLARE SEALY
News

Heads back call for more male early-years teachers

Members of school leaders’ union NAHT will debate the need for more male early-years teachers on Friday. The government...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

One in three reception children aren’t ‘school ready’, warns Teach First

Nearly one in three children who start primary school in England at the age of five are not “school...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

The reception year isn’t all about learning to read

The UK’s dogmatic approach to teaching reading does a disservice to the different ways and speeds at which young...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Features

Jan Dubiel, Head of national and international development, Early Excellence

Specialist early-years training company Early Excellence was famously shafted by the Department for Education in November, in the latest...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter