It was never meant to be like this. Some of the leading figures in early education reveal how a tracking culture grew that did more harm than good - and we ask whether now is the time to get out.
In this full twenty minute documentary, we take a look back across the history of child development in the UK and how things have gradually transitioned to the tracking culture we have today. We hear insights from
Nancy Stewart, Former Project Lead, Birth-to-Five Matters | Author, Development Matters 2012
Dr Julian Grenier, Author of the new Development Matters
Dr Sue Allingham, Early Years Consultant
Ruth Pimentel, CEO, Kindred Nurseries
Phil Minns, Ofsted's Specialist Adviser for Early Years and Primary Education
Wendy Ratcliff, Ofsted Inspector
“Tracking has been a central approach in early years settings for some years, so many practitioners haven’t worked in any other way and may have taken for granted that it’s best practice. This engaging video helps to put it in perspective, and features voices from all quarters agreeing that detailed tracking wastes valuable time that would be better spent supporting children’s development and learning. Hopefully, it will help give practitioners confidence to let go of a familiar but less valuable way of working, ready to explore new approaches that will be better for both them and the children.”
Nancy Stewart, former Project Lead, Birth-to-Five Matters | Author, Development Matters 2012
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