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#ToYouFromTes: Finding a route through early years

Tim Barber offers Year 1 teachers a guide to exploring and understanding the potential treasure trove of EYFS data

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Year 1 teachers are expected to plan an effective, responsive and appropriate curriculum that meets the needs of all children. Yet, when planning for their new cohort, they are handed the EYFS profile assessment – a complex data set that has no correlation to the key stage 1 curriculum. Finding a way through can be like trying to converse in French when all you can remember are a couple of stock phrases from your GCSEs.

Indeed, too often Year 1 teachers lack an understanding of how to interpret EYFS assessments, preventing them from planning next steps effectively. But there is a solution: ...

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