How it works
When you do it
You should carry out the assessment within the first 6 weeks of a pupil joining your reception.
This is regardless of when they join the class, unless they have been assessed previously.
It's carried out 1-to-1 and takes up to 20 minutes per pupil to complete. There's no need to prepare pupils for the assessment.
Who carries it out
The assessments must be administered by one of the following:
- A reception teacher
- A reception teaching assistant
- A suitably qualified practitioner (e.g. early years lead or SENCO)
They should be familiar to the pupil, and be fully trained and familiar with the materials.
The assessment consists of: