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Early years practitioners need to take a principled stand against political power that is not in the best interests of children, argue Marie Charlton and Richard House of Early Childhood Action
A group of academics and early years practitioners has published an 'alternative' EYFS.
Independent schools will be able to opt out of the EYFS from the end of this month.
Just under six out of ten six-year-olds met the standard required by the new phonics reading check, the results of the first year of the test show.
More than eight in ten Year 1 teachers in primary schools believe that the phonics check for six-year-olds should be scrapped, according to a survey by teaching unions.
With just one month before the EYFS revisions come on stream, it would be fantastic if we were all pulling in the same direction. But instead there is a serious mismatch in some of the messages coming from forces that affect services for our youngest children.
Male reading volunteers in schools and parenting programmes that focus on fathers are among the recommendations of a major report into how to tackle the gap between boys and girls in reading.
Teaching unions have joined forces to protest against the phonics screening check, which all six-year-olds will have to take in the next few weeks.
A leading academic who advised the education secretary on plans to revise the primary curriculum has slammed the Government's proposals.
Only three months to go - so make sure you're prepared for the launch of the new EYFS
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