Too Much, Too Soon

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    The English Government wish to introduce formal Baseline testing for children prior to their fifth birthday. The article below argues that there is no credible evidence to support such a policy, and that in fact, it may negatively impact on children and families. It proposes that it is time for the DFE to trust the professionalism of Early Years teachers and practitioners, in particular, their informal observation-based assessments of children.


    • early years education
    • social policy


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