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'Good level of development' measure in the EYFS

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Last updated on 13 November 2017
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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What is the 'good level of development' (GLD) measure in the EYFS? The DfE explains that the GLD is a performance measure. We look at how it relates to expected levels in the early learning goals, and confirm that there is no minimum expected proportion of pupils in a setting achieving a GLD.

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Contents

  1. 1 Definition
  2. 2 National averages
  3. 3 Expectations for EYFS settings
  4. 4 GLD and 'good' progress
  5. 5 EYFS profile remains statutory

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