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Last updated on 13 November 2017
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School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary

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

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