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Tracking Development In The EYFS

April 15, 2019 1:40 pm
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3.What inspectors will look for in regards to tracking a child’s development?

The Early Years Inspection Handbook April 2018 states that:

Inspectors will make a judgment on the effectiveness of teaching, learning and assessment by evaluating the extent to which:

  • Assessment information is gathered from looking at what children and learners already know, understand and can do, and is informed by their parents/previous providers as appropriate
  • Assessment information is used to plan appropriate teaching and learning strategies, including identifying children and learners who are falling behind in their learning or who need additional support, enabling children and learners to make good progress and achieve well.

The handbook also states that, ‘The inspector should discuss with the provider the relevant children’s starting points, looking at any assessment evidence the setting provides and the children’s progress.’ This will include:

  • The impact of any early years pupil premium funding on the children’s progress
  • Whether children who are disadvantaged or under-performing are catching up quickly
  • How well disabled children and those with special educational needs are supported to make progress
  • How quickly children who speak English as an additional language gain the skills they need to communicate effectively

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