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EYFS: expectations of progress

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Last updated on 16 August 2017
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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What counts as expected progress in the EYFS? We explain that the DfE sets no specific expectation of progress in the EYFS, while Ofsted judges progress in terms of starting points and age-related expectations. We also look at a case study on demonstrating progress from an 'outstanding' school.

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  1. 1 DfE: no specific expectation of progress in the EYFS
  2. 2 Ofsted: judgements on progress and attainment in the EYFS
  3. 3 ‘Rapid’ progress: school case study

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