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#1 andreaw

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

Hi

I'm looking to introduce baseline assessment into my nursery pre-school from September. Does anyone have any good templates/ideas for this. What do other settings do?



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:49 PM

After two weeks we do a very rough  snapshot assessment of children starting at pre-school, using the same grid as we do for all our reports, I've just tweeked and edited ones given to us by County for their transition reports and I feed this information into the Kent tracker as the Starting Point.    All areas are noted, but depending upon age when they start, we are really only interested in the prime areas and PSED more than anything else. We describe a child as either entering or developing in any particular area, so they may be "E", entering, against the age range 22-36 months for PSED, Making Relationships.   When we get to the  next proper assessment period 12 weeks or so later we can see if there has been any movement or not, if they are doing really well and we have plenty of evidence, they could possibly go up to "D" for developing against that age range.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:07 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum :1b 

 

The same as panders for us although I haven't mastered the 'Kent Tracker' - I currently use PRAMS - one of my summer TDL jobs is to research tapestry........

 

Does your LA have a pro forma that you could/should use?


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:31 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum :1b

 

The same as panders for us although I haven't mastered the 'Kent Tracker' - I currently use PRAMS - one of my summer TDL jobs is to research tapestry........

 

Does your LA have a pro forma that you could/should use?

How far have you got with your exploration of Tapestry?!!


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:28 PM

How far have you got with your exploration of Tapestry?!!

:ph34r: Hmmm.........haven't even started - maybe next week! :lol: 


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:33 PM

:ph34r: Hmmm.........haven't even started - maybe next week! :lol:

Dear Scott of the Antarctic, or should I say Sunnyday of the FSF!     do remember to take enough provisions with you for your foray into Tapestryland. ::1a  ::1a  :P


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:46 PM

:ph34r: Hmmm.........haven't even started - maybe next week! :lol:

Come to the sunny(day) side .... I'll be ready!


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:26 PM

Dear Scott of the Antarctic, or should I say Sunnyday of the FSF!     do remember to take enough provisions with you for your foray into Tapestryland. ::1a  ::1a  :P

:o What would you  need - gin obviously .........anything else?


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:25 PM

:o What would you  need - gin obviously .........anything else?

Gin - goes without saying,  something deliciously scrunchy bit partial to M&S  Paprika handmade crisps at the moment and a few cashew nuts, would make me incredibly adventurous and ready to scale the dizzying heights of Tapestryland.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:21 PM

andreaw, soooo sorry, seem to have a bit of a hijack of your thread.    Forgot where we were, thought it was a different thread!


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:21 PM

Haha

Thanks I love M&S crisps and cashew nuts so I should fit right in.

We started using 'Your learning journals' last year but I have realised that once Ofsted inspectors get used to them it will be really easy to see, at the push of a button, what is not being done for each child as well as what is. I'm trying to put systems in place to show that we are individually planning for each child and measuring outcomes.



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:22 AM

:ph34r: Hmmm.........haven't even started - maybe next week! :lol:


Do it sunnyday, you will not regret it. I was reluctant and took over a year to make a decision to make the jump. But it's really very, very good.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:03 AM

Yeahhhh you can do this sunnyday ...and loads of us here to offer support :-)
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:58 PM

I'm also hoping to introduce a initial assessment, so it would be of great help if anyone has a template I could look at. Or any other information on what to include etc!




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