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Scrap baseline assessment schemes in reception classes

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As a school accountability measure the Government is proposing that children as young as four should be scored as soon as they enter reception class. A significant body of experts believe that the government approved schemes are UNNECESSARY, COSTLY, UNRELIABLE, STATISTICALLY INVALID, DAMAGING FOR CHILDREN, MISLEADING FOR PARENTS AND STRESSFUL FOR TEACHERS.

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I am deeply concerned by this and believe that these narrow and prescriptive baseline assessment schemes will be harmful to children's early learning and development. That’s why I am supporting the Better Without Baseline campaign* which asks the Government to abandon these plans. 

 *The Better without Baseline campaign has been set by leading Early Years organisations including the Save Childhood Movement, the Pre-school Learning Alliance, The British Association for Early Childhood Education (Early Education), TACTYC: The Association for Professional Development in Early Years and the National Association for Primary Education (NAPE), together with the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

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