Observation, Assessment and Planning

RSS feed

Articles and guides to all aspects of the Observation, Assessment & Planning strand of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

Top story

barber-lakenham-003

EYFS best practice in schools: Baseline – Know better?

The new baseline assessment programme is being trialled by schools from September. Charlotte Goddard examines what it involves and the concerns surrounding it

Latest Observation, Assessment & Planning

ofsted

Ofsted: best practice guide - Planning for challenge

Bristol-based setting The Nursery has won praise for its approach to planning to best challenge children and taking into account their next steps. By Hannah Crown

nwmicroaw

Ofsted: best practice guide - Monitoring and Evaluation

In the first of a series presenting models of best practice for inspection, we look at monitoring and evaluation processes at Poppy and Jack’s. By Hannah Crown

observation

EYFS training: Part 3 – Observation, assessment and planning - Good looking

How should practitioners best be observing children, assessing progress and letting this knowledge inform their planning, asks Charlotte Goddard

ofsted-report

Unpicking Ofsted Reports, Part 4: A New Evaluation Framework - Self-assessment

Following her article last month on monitoring and evaluation systems, Pennie Akehurst looks at how to develop a new system of self-evaluation

eyfs-guidance2

All about… EYFS documents

While many are calling for EYFS guidance to be updated, others believe now is not the right time to do so. Annette Rawstrone unpicks the arguments from sector experts

aaaction1

EYFS Best Practice: All about… action research

Action research might sound like the last thing that time-pressed practitioners will want to do, but it is a really useful tool to demonstrate the improving quality of your practice,...

aaassessment2

EYFS Best Practice - All about… early years assessment

Arguing that much of current assessment misses the point of the early years, Dr Julian Grenier sets out the key aims of the Celebrating Children’s Learning project and how it can improve...


subscribe-today