Mmm at the school I am a parent at I am not sure which would be the better way round - to forget the profile data in year 1 and build up their own opinion from scratch, or to be trained in using it and then work more closely with reception on understanding what their data really does mean and maybe explaining some of the things it would be handy for kids coming up into year 1 to be able to do. The latter should be the more desirable answer, but I don't see that meaningful work between year 1 and reception would take place. But as a parent I can see that much of the profile will not really not be much help at all to a year 1 teacher, even if there was close and cooperative working between year 1 and reception. I can see why lots of you might say it's of no use at all to year 1. It's a shame though isn't it when this is really its main purpose? What's stopping you working with year 1 to find out what would be useful to them? Maybe this is going to be the more sensible focus now, rather than heaps of evidence from observations in child initiated situations?