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DfE launches consultation on reforms to EYFS framework

By November 6, 2019December 5th, 2019No Comments

The DfE has launched a consultation on reforms to the EYFS framework.

In 2018 the government committed to reduce the percentage of children finishing reception without critical language and early literacy skills from 20% to 14% by 2028. To support this, they have launched the website hungry little minds, which provides parents with ideas for learning activities to play with children at home.The consultation seeks views on proposed revisions to:

        • The education programmes and sorts of activities that fall under the seven areas of learning
        • The seventeen early learning goals set out in the current framework
        • The assessment and moderation processes for the EYFS profile
        • The safeguarding and welfare requirement to promote good oral health

These changes are as a result of feedback in the Primary Assessment Consultation that was published in September 2017 and the evaluation of a pilot revised framework that was published on 24 October 2019.

Governors should be ensuring that their schools know about the consultation and are discussing the potential changes with their EYFS leads and deciding whether to submit a response to the consultation.

The consultation opened on 24 October 2019 and closes on 31 January 2020. You can access the consultation document on the DfE’s consultation portal here and your school can respond online.

Penny Levack

Penny Levack

Penny has more than ten years’ experience in the classroom, in assessment design, and in leadership roles in both schools and universities. Her most recent role before joining Juniper Education was in governance, compliance, and communications in a multi-academy trust in South London. Penny is a governor herself and is passionate about school governance and the impact that it can have on school improvement. She has a degree in Education Studies from the University of Cambridge.