Focus Education is a national educational consultancy company based in the North of England, offering a range of education training conferences, education resources and education inset consultancy to support continuing professional development.
Our consultants are experts in supporting primary schools and academies in areas such as the National Curriculum, Ofsted changes, Ofsted Inspection Training for education and School Leadership.
In July 2015, Ofsted published their good practice survey, ‘Teaching and play in the early years – a balancing act?’(150085). The build up to this publication made me expect some kind of mind-blowing revelation. In fact, I finished reading the booklet and felt first relief (that there wasn’t something I didn’t know about) and second […]
In the last few years, assessment in early years seems to have exploded to unmanageable levels and some teachers are highlighting, ticking, cutting, sticking and squeezing children into boxes (not literally). If you remember the first version of the Early Years Foundation Stage in 2008, you will recall Development Matters and at the bottom of […]