Hello we have recently had an ofsted inspection. We did not get outstanding because we did not have 40% or above of our children reaching secure in 40-60 months. This is mainly because of the way the EYFS is written. In some subjects the children were achieving this but in Literacy they could not because they would need to be writing in sentences. Our children are with us fo 15 hours a week. We do not teach writing in a formal way. A few children can write some words and are using their phonic knowledge to write but no where near 40% and certainly none of them are writing sentences. The inspector suggested that we had to think of it as best fit and the children would not have to be able to do that but to me best fit for these children is secure within 30-50 and working within 40-60. Are there any Early Years inspectors out there? Also how would the schools feel having 40% of their intake already achieving 40-60 as they also have to show 2 stages progress to achieve outstanding?