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Join the 2019/20 Herts for Learning Early Years Quality Standards scheme starting in September 2019

Embark on a journey of quality improvement to evaluate your early years practice and provision to make demonstrable changes by joining the 2019/20 HfL Early Years Quality Standards scheme this September.

Register your interest and book a free place at the 2019/20 HfL EYQS scheme twilight briefing session on Thursday 20th June 2019 by emailing: eyquality@hertsforlearning.co.uk or find out more: 

 

Need to know: Reception baseline assessment

From 2020, Reception teachers will have to assess the maths and language skills of every 4 and 5-year-old child starting school.

The test framework was published earlier this month, and it may allay some fears that baseline could lead to children being labelled as “failures” at an early age.

Unlike other statutory tests, this assessment will not have a pass mark – and teachers are being told not to prepare children for it. And teachers will not be given pupils' individual scores.

Instead, it is being designed to provide a baseline for the DfE in measuring children’s progress between their first weeks in school and their final Sats results in Year 6.

To find out more about these assessments, please visit:

 

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile: 2019 handbook

This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment in 2018.

 

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile: handbook 2018

This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment in 2018.

 

2019 Early Years Foundation Stage: Assessment and Reporting Arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile in the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

 

Inspecting registered early years providers: guidance for inspectors

The early years inspection handbook sets out the main inspection activities and the judgements for inspection under the ‘Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years’.

Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years from September 2015

How Ofsted inspects maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills provision and early years settings.

Getting them reading early

Training materials for inspectors on early reading in schools, including systematic phonics, literacy and inspection methodology.

SEND: guide for Early Years Settings

A guide for early years settings on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS)

The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.