About the project

What is the research about? 

  • The ways Reception-year children access, experience and achieve in the Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in the school years 2022/2023 and 2023/2024.
  • How summer-born children experience these assessment compared to older children.
  • Understanding teacher perspectives on effective Early Years pedagogy.

What will the research involve? 

  • Online surveys with Reception teachers and teaching assistants in Autumn 2022 and 2023.
  • Analysis of policy documents and statutory guidance.
  • Secondary data analysis of EYFS Profile data from Summer 2023.