The EYFS Profile is the statutory assessment that takes place at the end of the EYFS, during the summer term of the year in which the child reaches five, usually in the reception class. The EYFS profile summarises and describes children’s attainment at the end of the EYFS. It gives:
- the child’s attainment in relation to the 17 early learning goals (ELG) descriptors
- a short narrative describing the child’s 3 characteristics of effective learning.
EYFS Profile Handbook 2019 is developed to help teachers make accurate judgements about each child’s attainment and to enable effective moderation of judgements.
EYFS: Assessment and Reporting Arrangements 2019 includes the statutory responsibilities for head teachers and local authorities in moderating and reporting on the EYFS Profile data.
EYFS Profile: exemplification materials are a selection of example evidence of children’s attainment, categorised into the 17 Early Learning Goals (ELGs) which are part of the EYFS Profile. The materials establish the national standard for the level of learning and development expected at the end of EYFS for each ELG.
EYFS Profile Expected and Exceeding descriptors – comparison document to support teacher judgements, the Early Years Service have developed a document that provides a comparison between the EYFS Early Learning Goals and the exceeding descriptors. This can be used to inform the professional dialogue between Reception and Year 1 teachers to support accurate judgements and effective transitions for children working beyond the expected level at the end of the EYFS. It should be used alongside the EYFS Profile Handbook and the exemplification materials.