Early years foundation stage profile 2021

21 Jan 2021

Information from the STA: Early years foundation stage profile.

In 2021, the early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile will not be mandatory, but we will require providers to use their best endeavours to complete it and provide the information to year 1 teachers and parents, if this is possible. This will be a judgement for schools and practitioners, depending on their individual circumstances.

We recognise that the EYFS profile is a valued and crucial tool, which supports children’s development and their transition from reception into year 1. However, we understand the additional pressures that teachers are facing during this challenging time.

Schools that complete the EYFS profile in the summer term will not be subject to statutory external moderation. There will be no requirement to submit data to the local authority or to confirm whether you have completed it to the Department for Education (DfE).

This change applies to schools that are early adopters of the EYFS reforms, as well as schools that are following the current statutory framework.

Further information and support

For further enquiries about EYFS, you can contact the DfE or telephone 0370 000 2288.

If schools do have the capacity to complete the profile and would like support, please contact Himisha Patel hpatel@ealing.gov.uk

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