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Teaching time in the EYFS, KS1 and KS2

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Last updated on 10 February 2017
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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How much teaching time should we provide in the EYFS, KS1 and KS2? It is for schools to decide how much teaching time to provide. We relay guidance on determining teaching hours from ASCL and a consultant headteacher, and look at examples of teaching hours set by schools.

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Contents

  1. 1 Schools decide how much teaching time to provide
  2. 2 Recommended minimum teaching time for KS1 and KS2
  3. 3 What counts as teaching time?
  4. 4 Determining teaching time
  5. 5 Increasing available teaching time
  6. 6 Cutting breaks to increase teaching time
  7. 7 Teaching times: examples from schools

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