Outstanding Progress Recognised in EYFS Moderation
20th June 2013
On Friday 7th June, two members of the Wandsworth Borough Early Years education team visited the school in order to make judgements on the attainment and progress of the children in the current Reception class. The Local Authority has a statutory requirement to ensure the accuracy and consistency of the assessments made by Early Years providers by ensuring moderation of the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile is carried out in all schools.
The purpose of moderation is to promote accurate and consistent judgements. Judgements are agreed through professional dialogue between practitioners within a school and moderators.
The moderators scrutinised children’s Learning Journeys for evidence of levels of attainment in all seven areas of learning and across the 17 Early Learning Goals. The moderators discussed children’s progress and sampled other pieces of evidence, led by Polly Hazlewood, Early Years Foundation Stage Co-ordinator.
The moderators agreed with the school’s internal judgements and concluded that 100% of children who started at the school in September have made outstanding progress compared with national expectations across the areas of learning and Early Learning Goals. Children’s attainment is strong in the Prime Areas of Communication and Language and Physical Development with 50% of children exceeding national expectations in Speaking and Physical Development.