In 2018 the Department for Education (DfE) proposed changes to the early learning goals and the assessment process within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
On 1st July 2020 (following a consultation period), the DfE published two documents:
The reforms announced are designed to:
In September 2020, some schools have selected to use the new early learning goals, which will be fully rolled out to all schools in September 2021. For the year 2020-2021 All Saints' are part of the Early Adopter Programme, trialling these new reforms.
While the EYFS Statutory Framework and early learning goals set in place the expectations and levels of attainment for children by the end of their Reception year, they do not set a mandatory path to those goals, recognising the individual nature of development, especially in Early Years children.
The document below explains the Early Learning Goals which the children will be working towards during their year in EYFS.