Children should emerge from the early years as curious about the world around them, and confident in themselves as learners. The NUT supports a play based curriculum during early years education which supports the development of children intellectual, physical, personal social and emotional skills through both child and adult initiated and led activities.
They are children not robots, not machines: the introduction of reception Baseline Assessment
The hard-hitting, highly effective baseline research report, commissioned jointly by the NUT and the ATL, into the introduction of Baseline Assessment has been launched. Researchers conducted a survey of more than 1200 teachers, who between them had experience of all three providers of Baseline Assessment – Early Excellence, CEM and NFER.
Findings show that Baseline Assessment is a burden on teachers and schools, is disruptive to children’s learning and start of school, and does not support education and learning.
The event is free to attend but registration is essential. We would very much like those who have experience of using baseline assessment last term, and those who’ve been active in the campaign against it, to attend.