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The Reading Framework: Teaching the Foundations of Literacy

Guidance for schools to meet existing expectations for teaching early reading

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Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Handbook

This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment

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Implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage Reforms

Videos for practitioners assessing children’s development at the end of the early years foundation stage (EYFS)

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Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021

Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five - effective from 1st Sept 2021

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School Inspection Handbook

Ofsted guidance on inspecting maintained schools and academies in England under the education inspection framework

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Early Years Inspection Handbook

Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework

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Development Matters 2020

Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the early years foundation stage

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Improving Mathematics in the Early Years and Key Stage 1

Five recommendations to support practitioners in developing the maths skills of 3-7 year-olds

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Pedagogy, Practice and Child Outcomes in YR

What research tells us about effective pedagogic practice and children’s outcomes in the Reception year

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Executive Summary

Teaching Four & Five Year Olds: The Hundred Review of the Reception Year in England

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