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Article published in The Conversation!

This year I wrote an article for the Conversation, looking at summer-born children’s entry into Reception Class. Take a look below!

Should your summer-born child start school later? Here’s what the research says (

Another Year, Another Baseline: the case against ‘schoolification’ in the Early Years


What is it?

The Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) is a new assessment of the early literacy and numeracy skills of 4-year-old children, administered by teachers, teaching assistants and other early years practitioners within the first 6 weeks of the …