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DfE to scrap LA-moderation of EYFS profile, despite calls for its retention

The government is to proceed with plans to scrap statutory moderation of the early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP)...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Revealed: The DfE’s reformed early learning goals for reception pupils from 2021

The government has confirmed changes to the early learning goals, which are used to assess pupils at the end...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Remove incentives to ‘depress or inflate’ early years outcomes, Ofqual urges DfE

Ministers must review the way they present data on the performance of reception children to remove the incentives for...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

The early-learning goals aren’t there yet!

The review of early-years assessment has morphed into a review of the curriculum by the back door, argues Beatrice...

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BEATRICE MERRICK
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
News

More pupils achieve ‘good development’, and 6 other findings from reception assessment data

The percentage of five-year-olds reaching a “good level of development” at the end of reception has increased, according to...

John Dickens
John Dickens