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The Department for Education has asked schools to submit the results from the pilots of the Key Stage 1 spelling test - even though it has been scrapped. Meanwhile, parents are holding a day of protest against primary testing.
The Department for Education has been forced into cancelling a Key Stage 1 test following yesterday’s revelation that the spelling paper had been accidentally posted online.
The Better Without Baseline Coalition is calling for a review of assessment and accountability for the early years following the scrapping of Baseline as a progress measure.
The controversial Reception Baseline will not be used as a starting point to measure children’s progress – the purpose for which it was designed - the Department for Education has confirmed.
Visiting National Parks is to become part of the school curriculum under Government plans announced today.
Fathers are being encouraged to spend more time reading to their children, after a survey found that mothers believe they have more influence in helping their children learn to read than fathers.
Many early years providers are struggling with inadequate outdoor space, according to a new report.
Government plans to end local authority control of the country’s schools have been slammed as ‘undemocratic’ and an ‘ideological step too far’ by teaching unions and local authorities.
Nursery World's one-day conference on 30 June will feature a great mix of academic experts and innovative practitioners on this vital aspect of development.
Teaching assistants working with small groups of young children struggling to talk have successfully improved their language skills by several months.
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