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#1 Helen

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:44 PM

Has anyone else attempted to get hold of dev matters to find it has disappeared? See this update from Nursery World:

 



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

:o Oh no - surely not :blink:  :(


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

It's pretty hard to take in, isn't it? It's still available on the foundation years website, though.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:53 PM

How long until I can retire? Oh no, of course, silly me - the government changed the Goalposts - would have been two years time - but no - I have to put in at least another eight now :o  :(

 

I'm being naughty - have no wish to retire at all really :1b


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:03 PM

This is just plain dictatorship behaviour...well it's non statutory and we can use what we like to teach EYFS children. So carry on carrying on I say.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:07 PM

If there is another big change coming I think I might have a staff mutiny on my hands.  We've just got used to the Revised EYFS, and the implications are huge...



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:31 PM

I feel quite faint!  What will they do next to try to ruin childhood? 



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

Its still on DFE at moment



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

Well, if we don't use that, what are we meant to do? It all seems a bit barmy to me!

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

This is ridiculous, how on earth can they change their minds within a year. Where is all the evidence coming from which says things need to change again. How many other sectors have to jump through hoops like we do?

 

If I was like my son who turned thirteen yesterday and is a real Kevin (and to top  it has ADHD) I would be yelling about it now and ripping doors off their hinges and sweeping everything off their shelves. Fortunately I am a little calmer than that but just as frustrated.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

I cant quite envisage what sort of learning environment they want. It seems they want to remove fun from all aspects of learning and to be honest, even at my ripe old age of 48, I cant ever remember classes being like that.

I remember my classrooms as busy places with toys, playing and outdoor lessons, posters and art work on the walls, music and drama, singing, cooking, acting out stories. The vision I get when Gove and Truss speak goes back even further than I can remember to bare walls, slates and dunces hats.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

I keep on suggesting that, as it is non-statutory, my nursery should withdraw its cooperation for the Revised EYFS and go back to using the old one. Personally, I think it is our duty to protect the children from this ludicrous state of affairs and go back to the less flawed and more workable previous EYFS!

 

 

This is just plain dictatorship behaviour...well it's non statutory and we can use what we like to teach EYFS children. So carry on carrying on I say.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:45 PM

Why stop there - bring back the simplicity of the desirable learning outcomes and be done with it!!

 

As long as the statutory curriculum is defined within the Learning and Development requirements in the way it is, you can deliver it and get to the ELGs (also statutory) in any way you like.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

My one true dream if I won the lottery would be to buy the playgroup, refuse all funding from every and any government department and play, simply play. Close your eyes and share in my utopian vision ::1a  


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:57 PM

My one true dream if I won the lottery would be to buy the playgroup, refuse all funding from every and any government department and play, simply play. Close your eyes and share in my utopian vision ::1a

 

Just imagine.....My idea of heaven!.... :1b

 

The Richard House article in Nursery World ("We are under assault" - 28th June 2013) makes a thoroughly interesting read. Very pertinent!! :ph34r:

 

(Available at: http://www.nurserywo...update-bulletin )

 

Take a look.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:07 PM

If there is another big change coming I think I might have a staff mutiny on my hands.  We've just got used to the Revised EYFS, and the implications are huge...

 

So who's up for spending the summer hols in a major re-write of 'everything' just like we did last year? :o

 

I'm not playing - this summer is going to be my summer - she says stamping her foot! :lol:


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

I'll stamp along with you Sunnyday, and I will probably pout and fold my arms crossly too.  Talking of a major re-write, think of Tapestry! :o

Let's hope we're worrying over nothing...but I feel uneasy. :(



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

Until there is a statutory change to the learning and development requirements you don't have to change a thing!!

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:21 PM

Until there is a statutory change to the learning and development requirements you don't have to change a thing!!

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Yes - thank you - I will hold onto that thought :1b


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

Who is making these decisions?



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

its like something from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Gove is baron Bomburst, Truss is baroness Bomburst and introducing the child catcher, previously head of Ofsted.
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

But seriously, who does? and if they do remove them and change once again who is going to reimburse me for all the DM books I bought from Early Education and for all the staff training time spent less than a year ago?



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

Michael Rosen has just asked that question in the guardian, letter from a concerned parent. I've put a link in another thread ;)

Edited by Rea, 01 July 2013 - 07:34 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:36 PM

Thanks Rea



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:48 PM

I'm going to keep calm on this one - the statutory framework IS on the DFE website and there is signposting to the Foundation Years Website for the non-statutory guidance e.g, Development Matters.  Perhaps the DFE is trying to get people to actually use the Foundation Years Website - I know I hardly ever look at it and as for using its forum - I know which one I prefer  :lol:

 

Having said that I was at a meeting a couple of months ago where there was a whisper of a 2014 change !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ph34r:  :ph34r:


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:05 AM

Well I've been through at least 3 versions of the national curriculum (anyone remember ALL THOSE FOLDERS???), the primary strategies (3 part lessons, literacy hour, numeracy sessions etc etc) all the EYFS incarnations (DLOs to present, at least 4, including the minor revisions to ELGs along the way I think), all the EYFSPs DLOs,2004,2008,20012, AQA,QCDA,QCA and STA...it all comes and goes and we all get on with it.

 

http://www.education...y/timeline.html

 

To be honest I'm more concerned that I might not have a job come Christmas, whilst MPs award themselves huge payrises, let alone an EYFS non statutory document!

 

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:29 AM

about to simplify LJ's, so before i invent the wheel (with a tyre that could be about to burst) can anyone remember if any DM sheets were added last year (was it only last year) that had age bands for each area on 1 A4 (ie 7 sheets), been searching but not coming up with anything, only really need from 16-26m if anyone has any....thanks :)



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:02 AM

Have double sided on A4 - any good? 

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:05 PM

so glad I am not alone in my despair with interference in our business from every angle.   Constant changes are not good for anyone....least of all the children!


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:14 PM

I just wonder what would happen if any other sector had to face and implement all the changes that we do? I mean you don't have time to let one thing settle before the goal post is moved no where else I can see had this kind of change nor would they put up with it or think it a good idea.

 

I am definitely going with non compliance and actually if that means that I am never an outstanding setting according to Ofsted so be it. I don't want to work within a sector that I don't believe in, if we don't stand up for our children who will!!!! 

 

There feel better now lol 






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