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Explore: EEX Perspective

Our response to the report and its recommendations for YR.

Read the Reception Practice in the Spotlight: Ofsted’s Changing View?

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Read Early Excellence initial response to the publication of the
Ofsted Document ‘Bold Beginnings’

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Excerpt From The Ofsted Early Years Inspection Handbook, p35

“Teaching should not be taken to imply a ‘top down’ or formal way of working. It is a broad term that covers the many different ways in which adults help young children learn. It includes their interactions with children during planned and child-initiated play and activities: communicating and modelling language, showing, explaining, demonstrating, exploring ideas, encouraging, questioning, recalling, providing a narrative for what they are doing, facilitating and setting challenges. It takes account of the equipment adults provide and the attention given to the physical environment, as well as the structure and routines of the day that establish expectations.”