School readiness: the flaws every teacher needs to know about
Is your child 'school ready'?
Your answer will depend on what you think that term means. And from policy makers to parents, and teachers to pupils, everyone seems to have a different view.
“There is no clear definition about school readiness actually means, therefore, it has been left open to interpretation,” explains Dr Louise Kay, who researches EYFS practice at the University of Sheffield School of Education. On this week’s Tes Podagogy she talks at length about the problems with the school readiness concept and the way it is assessed by government.
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