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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