EYFS reforms ‘risk tick-box assessment approach’

In its response to the government’s EYFS consultation, which has now closed, the Early Years Alliance has voiced serious concerns that plans would see the existing early learning goals become a “series of...

Early years: A Better Start through Better Systems

The latest programme ‘insight’ report by A Better Start, A Better Start through Better Systems, highlights contemporary approaches to effective systems change and includes case studies from across the five A...

Too many tests for no good reason: parents stand against primary school testing

Our latest research demonstrates that the majority of parents disagree with the government’s policy of using SATs and other formal tests to judge primary schools, according to new research. In sharp contrast...

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EYFS reforms ‘risk tick-box assessment approach’

In its response to the government’s EYFS consultation, which has now closed, the Early Years Alliance has voiced serious concerns that plans would see the existing early learning goals become a “series of bullet point statements”. This would risk...

Early years: A Better Start through Better Systems

The latest programme ‘insight’ report by A Better Start, A Better Start through Better Systems, highlights contemporary approaches to effective systems change and includes case studies from across the five A Better Start partnerships funded by The...

DfE ordered to publish early years funding calculations

The Department for Education has been told to disclose details of how it calculates early years funding levels by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a lengthy freedom of information dispute. Current national funding rates...

Early years inequality gap grows

Early years development has continued to improve, but the gap between the lowest achievers and their peers is still growing, government figures show. The attainment gap has increased in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Picture: Lucie Carlier The...