Foundation Years is pleased to share with you a new vodcast on implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) reforms in infant and primary schools. 

Anna Jones, from the Department for Education (DfE), will take you through some of the key messages and what the aims of the reforms are.

You’ll then hear from early adopter schools about their experience of delivering the revised EYFS framework during this academic year.

First, you’ll hear from school leaders at early adopter schools on their experiences of the EYFS reforms and how they have implemented them in their school. Then, you’ll hear from reception class teachers about how the reforms have impacted their assessment practices and what has been important in their assessments during the early adopter year.

You can find a summary document to accompany the vodcast here.

Further support for implementation

DfE have recently launched a new service, packed with resources and practical support, aimed at helping childminders, nursery leaders and pre-school practitioners get ready for the changes in September.

Other support includes:

  • The DfE’s non statutory curriculum guidance Development Matters, which has recently been revised, with minor changes, following feedback from early adopters.
  • The Learn – Explore – Debate events, hosted by Foundation Years in March, which focused on the revised EYFS and had sessions on reducing unnecessary workload and self-regulation in the early years. The recordings and case studies from the events can be found here.

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