Last reviewed on 12 April 2022
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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If you find proformas helpful for tracking progress, download our individual and cohort-level tools to monitor progress against the early learning goals in your Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

There’s no requirement to use proformas

Progress in the EYFS is measured through 3 statutory assessments:

  • Progress check at age 2
  • Reception baseline assessment
  • EYFS profile assessment

Otherwise, there’s no set requirements for you to measure and record progress in any specific way.

However you decide to monitor progress in your setting, it’s important to remember that this shouldn’t lead to:

  • Excessive paperwork
  • A lot of time spent away from interacting with pupils

There's no expectation that you have to collect physical evidence to prove pupils' level of development.

This is explained in paragraph 2.2 of the EYFS statutory framework.

Read more about the expectations of progress in the EYFS

Watch the DfE's exemplification videos to see examples of how teachers reached assessment decisions.

Download our progress tracking tools

If you’ll find it useful to track progress using a proforma, download our cohort or individual KeyDocs to get you started.

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