Hello all, I am a teacher of a Nursery class, who are very young, mainly late Spring and Summer born children. We are still in the process of helping our children to settle, dealing with separation anxiety, toileting, building trusting relationships with unfamiliar adults, (without home visits), learning to share, take turns and wait for access to resources, adapting to nursery routines, having to locate to the dining hall for lunch and in some cases, learning to adapt to attending breakfast club, transitioning to nursery class, transitioning again to the dining hall for lunch, adapting to unfamiliar staff for the lunch period, then, at the end of the day, transitioning to after school club. A lot to ask of a 37 month old child!! In the past, I planned daily, in order to respond to the children's needs and responses. I love to add value to the previous days learning and delight in seeing the children's response to the extra level of challenge that has been added to the previous day's observed learning. My TA and I exchange views based on our observations of the day's learning and plan together to meet the learning needs of each child in our planned provision for the next days learning.. However, following a significant change of Senior Management and due to reduction in budget allocation, the SLT has been significantly streamlined, including the dumping of responsibility for EYFS onto an upper KS2 trained teacher, with no experience of teaching EYFS. I am now required to submit weekly Literacy and Numeracy adult led planning, with follow up activities, plus indoor and outdoor enhancement planning, plus individual lesson plans for adult led activities, in advance. In our nursery class, this would mean at least five adult led plans per day - 25 per week, in addition to five weekly numeracy plans and five weekly literacy plans. Of course, I do plan for pupil experiences and adapt my next steps planning according to how my young pupils respond and react, and of course this planning will be different according to the response of each pupil. But it is just not possible to plan a whole week in advance, given that young children are biologically programmed to learn according to their own, personal agenda. Thus, it is nigh on impossible to meet the school planning criteria, that I plan a daily literacy and maths lesson, a week in advance, plus plan around half termly 'topics' I tried to find out what the statutory requirements are, around teacher planning, but Teacher Standards kept being flagged up, and these are not specific around the requirements for submitting weekly planning . Frankly, I would rather work on provision for children's learning, rather than wasting the time writing down what I plan to do in order for it to be saved in the Cloud, never to be looked at again. Any advice from colleagues would be greatly appreciated.