Assessment and the EYFS Reforms
Many SENCOs might find it challenging within the new framework to pinpoint where children with SEND are and to track their progress. We encourage all settings to use a range of resources to help them to accurately identify where a child is in their development. While not a statutory requirement, SENCO’s may feel that for children with SEND, the bands remain a helpful measure of progress and while not required for all children, you might want to continue to use a range of resources which reference age bands, to support you in your role. If settings feel that using a band system is beneficial, they are welcome to continue to use it. If they feel an alternative method of recording progress is better for their setting, the new framework allows flexibility.