At the Grantham Preparatory International School we use the EYFS Framework (2021) to ensure that children learn and develop and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s “school readiness”, and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for a good future progress through school and life.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework is statutory. It includes:
- Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage
- The learning and development requirements
- The safeguarding and welfare requirements
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. We believe that good parenting and high quality early learning provide the foundation children with what they need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
We use ongoing assessments through close observation to plan for each child’s learning and these observations form the basis of our assessment process. Teachers work closely with parents to gain a clear insight into how each child is developing both inside and outside school. Each child has an electronic learning journey which identifies how they are developing, their interests and their learning characteristics. Parents can look on line at this learning journey and share it with their child at any time.
Each year the Reception teacher makes a judgement regarding each child’s level of development against the 17 Early Learning Goals. This judgement is whether they are emerging or expected against the goals at the end of Reception Year. We report this to parents and the Year One class teacher.
Children are eligible for the Early Years Entitlement from Lincolnshire County Council from the term following their 3rd birthday until the term after their 5th birthday.
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Visit Us: Gorse Lane, Grantham, Lincolnshire,
United Kingdom, NG31 7UF