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The publication of Ofsted’s Reception year report ‘Bold Beginnings’ has been met with dismay by some teachers and early years experts, particularly those concerned about the push of more formal learning from Key Stage 1 into the EYFS.
Early Years settings, practitioners and schools are invited to enter this year’s Shine a Light Awards, which celebrate the achievements of those who support children’s speech, language and communication.
Children as young as three are being put into ability groups for phonics, raising grave concerns about the impact on their self-esteem, and widening gaps in attainment, teachers warn today.
A breakdown of the EYFS Profile results for 2016/17 reveals that children eligible for free school meals continue to lag behind their peers at the end of the Reception year.
Supporting parents to get involved in their child’s learning has a positive impact on their home learning environment, academics say.
The Department for Education has put the contract out to tender for a supplier to develop, pilot and oversee the Reception baseline.
While free schools are helping meet growing demand for places, the programme has been ineffective in targeting areas of low school quality and attracting disadvantaged pupils, finds a new report.
An £8m investment has helped Grange Primary School in Southwark to construct a new nursery building.
New health advice has been launched to help schools tackle air pollution.
Thousands of teachers, school support staff and parents are to lobby Parliament today (24 October) against cuts to school funding.
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