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Independent Education Consultant Sejal Payne helps us take a closer look at oracy, why it is so important, and how it links to literacy. 
Preschool Manager and qualified Early Years Teacher Emma Davis reflects on the role of the leader in early years and some of the pressures that come with it. 

 Welcome to the Foundation Stage Forum


For over ten years the FSF has been a platform for a passionate and vibrant community of EYFS professionals, including nursery practitioners, childminders, reception teachers, advisers and consultants, and educators and writers.
We're proud of the quality of our conversation and support here, and our ethos (exemplified by the Lessons from Geese video) of courtesy and mutual respect, even while arguing from very different points of view.

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Reflecting on the new EYFS exemplification materials

Prior to the EYFS 2021, reception teachers would examine the mountain of evidence they had collected on the children and use the exemplification materials to compare attainment, before making a judgement for each ELG.

The new exemplification …

We are excited to introduce our newest initiative: Tapestry CPD. Anyone can preview the content of some of our courses, and they are available to all staff on a Tapestry account. Tapestry CPD brings you courses to support your professional learning, as well as training to help you with using Tapestry in your setting. Tapestry’s experienced education and support teams are creating engaging and interactive content that your team can access at a time that works for them. We would love to hear what you think of it. Find out more on the Tapestry website.
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On the FSF this month we have two new articles for you. Education consultant Sejal Payne takes a closer look at the links between oracy and literacy, while Preschool Manager Emma Davis wonders who looks after the leader in early years settings. In… read on, or browse our newsletters.
In this week's podcast: Ben and Jules chat with disability lifestyle blogger Gem Hubbard about her lived experience as a disabled person, the impact of representation and the power of the language used to talk about disability.

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