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Statutory framework

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Camokidmommy, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    Could someone clarify if academies are to follow the statutory framework for eyfs? I know this seems a bonkers question but I think we do (p3/4 refers to independent schools, including academies and free schools).

    I believe I am right, we have to, it's statutory! Please tell me I'm not going nuts - or maybe I am!

  2. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    It's statutory. Schools can apply for exemptions to some or all learning and development requirements, and there is a process for that. Steiner schools often apply for exemptions, as do some independent school but there are criteria they have to meet. Not many do in my experience because the eyfs is broad enough to cater for most schools philosophy
    There are no exemptions to the safeguarding and welfare requirements, or for children under 3, even if there are exemptions for older children

    It's not a bonkers question. Of course how they teach it is a matter for them.
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I should expect that academies have to, yes.
    We do in our independent, Ofsted inspect EYFS and the LA moderate our judgements at the end of Reception.
  4. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    Thank you. That was what I understood.

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