Early years curriculum

Early year foundation stage (EYFS): assessment and reporting arrangements, standards for learning, assessing development.


  1. Early years foundation stage

    The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)
  2. Early years foundation stage profile: 2018 handbook
  3. Early years foundation stage profile: exemplification materials
  4. Improving the home learning environment
  5. 2019 early years foundation stage: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)
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News and communications

  1. Government to consult on reforms to primary assessment system
  2. STA assessment update: 1 November 2016
  3. Nicky Morgan and David Walliams launch literacy drive
  4. Assessment updates for schools
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Research and statistics

  1. Reception curriculum in good and outstanding primary schools: bold beginnings
  2. Early years provision quality
  3. Good practice in early education
  4. Reception baseline comparability study
  5. Pre-school and early home learning: effects on A level outcomes
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Regulating national assessments
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. National assessments regulation annual report 2018
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