P Scales published, but no changes
The DfE has published 'Performance - P Scale - attainment targets for pupils with special educational needs', but there are no changes from the last version (2014).
It seems likely that the P Scales have been re-issued to reassure schools that these remain in place for statutory reporting at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 for this year. There has been some uncertainty since the publication of the Rochford Review recommendations, which suggested that the P Scales be removed from statutory reporting at the end of key stages; however, these are still just recommendations, and the reporting arrangements remain the same as last year i.e. report on P Scales, or the Interim Pre-Key Stage Standards for those pupils working above P Scales but below the level of the NC tests.
We hope to find out later this year what the arrangements will be going forward, when the primary assessment consultation, which includes the Rochford Review recommendations, is reported.
Checklist - 01 May 2018 Silver AND Gold Member Only
This editable checklist will help practitioners in the Early Years to see what records they need to collect for a child about whom they have emerging concerns. There is text explaining what is needed and a one-page checklist to put in a child's file to support effective record keeping.
Tool - 27 Apr 2018 Gold AND Silver Member Only
If you are a key person working in the Early Years, this flowchart will help you to structure your response to children with emerging needs. It uses a graduated approach, following 'universal', 'targeted' and 'personalised' levels of support. It would make a useful addition to your file, or print it out on A3 and put it on the staff noticeboard for everyone to refer to.
Guidance - 11 Apr 2018 Silver AND Gold Member Only
This flowchart can help you to be more effective in your use of interventions.