Headteacher’s Briefing EYFS Profile Moderation 2014
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Purpose and use of the EYFS Profile • Primary purpose: to provide a reliable, valid and accurate assessment of individual children at the end of the EYFS • Primary uses of EYFS Profile data: • To inform parents about their child’s development against the early learning goals (ELGs) and the characteristics of their learning • To support a smooth transition to key stage 1 by informing the professional discussion between EYFS and key stage 1 teachers • To help year 1 teachers plan an effective, responsive and appropriate curriculum that will meet the needs of all children
Core findings from EYFSP external moderation and evaluation events Strengths: • Handbook is clear, easy to navigate and find answers to queries, moderation responsibilities are clearly set out • Increased amount of internal and inter-school moderation • ‘Expected’ the easiest band to moderate due to exemplification • More reliance on practitioner knowledge during moderation • As practitioners become more acquainted with the characteristics of effective learning, this part of the profile will become easier to complete • Sample of children selected on the day using interim judgements
Main submitted areas for development These will not be considered until the outcome of the primary assessment consultation is known. • Further guidance and exemplification for children on the threshold between attainment bands • Further guidance and exemplification for SEN, EAL and children with speech and language issues • Revisit the exemplification to ensure a consistent pitch and coverage of each part of the ELGs • Further guidance and exemplification for the ‘exceeding’ and ‘emerging’ bands of attainment • Further guidance and exemplification for reading, writing and number
The moderation sample EYFSP Handbook, Page 31,Section 6.9 • In single-form entry schools moderators will moderate 17 ELGs from one practitioner. The moderator will expect to see some ‘emerging’, some ‘expected’ and some ‘exceeding’ outcomes from across the five children. • In a multi-form entry school the moderator will ensure that all 17 ELGs are moderated across the sample from the school with at least one judgement at each of the three outcome levels from each practitioner within that sample.
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EYFSP Handbook 2014 • 2014 handbook reflects current government advice and policy (references to ‘Development matters’ removed, however either tool can be used to make judgements on children’s progress) • Consistency between EYFS Profile handbook and ‘Assessment and reporting arrangements’ • Greater emphasis on discussing ‘exceeding’ in any ELG with year 1 teachers (page 12) • Greater clarity in assessing ELG03 Speaking, which needs to be assessed as spoken word, not other established or preferred methods of communication, though these can be used to assess all other ELGs (page 14) • Explanatory notes removed • STA ppt of detailed changes, FAQ’s and Ealing’s QA process will be available on egfl
Reporting the EYFS Profile Assessment • EYFS profile written summary (17 ELG’s and characteristics of effective learning narrative) to parents • Year 1 copy of EYFS Profile report (17 ELG’s and characteristics of effective learning narrative) • LA submission of EYFSP (17 ELG’s only – narrative not submitted) • Completed by provider where child spends majority of their time between 8am and 6pm • If child starts with you before half term, you must report results • If child starts after half term, previous school/setting is responsible • If child arrives from abroad less than two weeks before 20th June (ie after 6th June) an accurate and valid assessment cannot be completed
Ealing EYFS Profile Moderation Plan • 2 visit Moderation cycle in 2013-14 (Support visit and final visit) • 50% will receive moderation visits • 50% to attend moderation meeting (including agreement trialling) • Both visits and meetings will include a report on the accuracy of practitioner judgements (see example page 56 to 58) • Cluster locality moderation opportunity (LA moderator facilitator) • All 17 ELG’s moderated, including the range of emerging, expected and exceeding • Strong focus in training and in moderation opportunities on Communication and Language and Mathematics (Note: LA Interactive data tool identified for Ealing a very high shift in national rankings especially for Calculating and Reading where we moved up 3 quartile rankings from D quartile to A)
Ealing EYFS Profile Quality Assurance Between June 20th and July 4th moderators will review all submitted EYFSP data and consider the following questions: • Does the setting’s data reflect LA knowledge of the cohort or outcomes of moderation? • Is there a difference in data between classes where there is multiple form entry? • Is the setting’s data significantly or unexpectedly adrift from LA data? • Are the patterns of attainment which are unexpected in terms of what is known about children’s learning and development in general? • Are trends from year to year unexpected? They will contact all schools to confirm if any queries have arisen and, if so, give an opportunity for you to discuss it with staff and provide a response in sufficient detail to resolve the enquiry, or make amendments if required.
Key Dates 2014 Spring term Schools informed if receiving a moderation visit or required to attend a moderation meeting (by 31st January) Locality cluster Moderation meetings (10th March to 14th March) Spring term Moderation support visits (17th March to 28th March) EYFS Leaders Briefing – Moderation focus (1st April 2pm) Summer term Interim judgements made by schools (6th to 9th May) Moderation meetings (14th May AM/PM and 16th May AM/PM) Moderation visits take place (12th May to 6th June) (Note: half term 26th to 30th May) Finalise judgments and school internal Quality Assurance (9th to 20th June) Submit data to LA (20th June) LA Quality Assurance (23rd June to 4th July) LA submission to DfE (31st August)
Contact Details Rachelle Leslie firstname.lastname@example.org Early Years Consultant Lead 02088259769