Questions Ofsted might ask EYFS staff

Share these questions with your Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) staff so they can prepare for an inspection under the 2021 framework. Each question includes suggestions of evidence they could use to support their answers.

Last reviewed on 17 April 2023
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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  1. Questions for EYFS staff
  2. Prepare your support staff

Questions for EYFS staff

Share these questions with your Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) staff. They're based on:

Questions cover the following areas:

  • Curriculum
  • Internal assessment/tracking data – inspectors won’t ask to see this, but you can use it as evidence to demonstrate a point. We’ve included some follow-up questions inspectors might ask if you do decide to use it
  • Behaviour and attitudes
  • Personal development
  • Effectiveness of leadership and management in the EYFS (these ones are aimed at the EYFS leader)
  • Safeguarding

Prepare your support staff

Inspectors might decide to talk to your EYFS support staff about your school's culture in relation to pupils' behaviour, support for staff and other systems. 

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