New term news update

As the new term is well underway, we’re catching up with the breaking early years news from over the summer… Early Years Foundation Stage Profile This spring, the Department for Education announced a u-turn on their plan to replace the EYFS Profile with the introduction of baseline assessment in schools this academic year.  They have now […]

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What does the Commission on Assessment without Levels say … and not say? Part 1

17th September saw the publication of the final assessment information from the DFE. This included the following: The Final Report of the Commission on Assessment without Levels The Government’s Response to the Commission’s Final Report Interim Teacher Assessment Frameworks for end of Key Stage 1 and end of Key Stage 2 In the next two blog posts we will attempt to give you a brief overview of what the information contained and what impact this information will […]

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How is life without levels?

Last week I was leading a session at York university entitled native speaker orientation. I was trying to explain to the students from France, Germany and Spain who have just started their teacher training here the differences in the various types of schools in the UK.  Of course, this involved looking at how we have […]

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