Streetsbrook Infant and Early Years Academy has become an Early Adopter of the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Profile. The new framework will become statutory for all schools from September 2021.
The Early Years Foundation stage sets standards for learning, development and care of your child from birth to five years old. The Early Years Foundation Stage profile is a statutory assessment of children’s attainment at the end of the early year’s foundation stage. It is intended to provide a reliable, valid and accurate assessment of each child’s attainment at the end of the EYFS. The profile is made up of an assessment of the child’s attainment in relation to 17 early learning goals (see below). Practitioners will use their professional judgement to make these assessments, based on their knowledge and understanding of what the child knows, understands and can do.
The main purpose of the profile assessment at the end of the EYFS is to support a successful transition to key stage 1 (KS1) by informing the professional dialogue between EYFS and year 1 teachers. This should inform year 1 teachers about each child’s stage of development and learning needs, and help them to plan the year 1 curriculum to meet the needs of all children.
The EYFS profile is also used to inform parents about their child’s development.
Children are defined as having reached a Good Level of Development (GLD) at the end of the EYFS if they have achieved at least the expected level for the ELGs in the prime areas of learning and the specific areas of Mathematics and Literacy. This helps teachers and parents to understand broadly what a child can do in relation to national expectations.
Children will be assessed against each Early Learning Goal.
They will achieve a ‘Good Level of Development’ if they meet the Early Learning Goal for all prime Areas, Literacy and Maths