First of all, let me say that I’m pleased that primary assessment is changing again, because it’s been a disaster in so many ways. So here is a summary of the changes at each key stage – with my thoughts about each.
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
- The EYFS Profile will stay, but will be updated to bring it into line with the new national curriculum and take account of current knowledge & research. I’ve never been a huge fan of the profile, but I know most EY practitioners have been, so that seems a sensible move.
- There may be a reduction in the number of Early Learning Goals to as few as 5 (down from 17). I think that that’s probably fairly sensible, but I imagine won’t be popular. Maybe a middle ground will be found?
- The ’emerging’ band may be divided to offer greater clarity of information particularly…
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