Posted 20 March 2004 - 05:40 PM
Posted 20 March 2004 - 06:04 PM
The P scales are not ment to be used with the foundation stage, they are for special needs working in Key stage one. If you investigate this site further there has been some previous discussions about this. We are able to show value added through written observations, we also keep a portfolio of drawings and photographic evidence on each child.
Posted 21 March 2004 - 07:55 PM
Like Mimi I think you need to make observations of what the children are doing whilst they are playing, you will learn a lot from that and then you can look at where they are on the stepping stones.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:21 AM
I' m not sure that I can give you any specific pointers but as a teacher in Reception being asked to use the profile inappropriately for similar reasons, to show value added, I understand your dilemma.
As Mimi says though the P scales are not really a tool for Foundation, so try and avoid those. Someone in a special needs pre school/ nursery may be able to help as presumably you want them for referencing children who are having problems? Although saying that the profile has a box for alternative assessment and you can access something online with reference to that from QCA.
Our Lea nurseries were using a nursery entry and exit baselin(?) but not sure that they still do or where it was from, published etc.
We used NFER Baseline in our LEA prior to Profile and I believe the PIPS scheme published by Durham may have a preschool level.
Is that the sort of thing you were thinking of?
Good luck. :D
Children are like snowflakes, each one is an individual.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 07:41 PM
Try a search online of some LEAs and see what you can find.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 08:22 PM
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