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This topic relates to achievement outcomes at the end of the Foundation Stage Profile (FSP), which children reach at age five. The Foundation Stage curriculum is a statutory stage of the National Curriculum for England.

Publications

Adoption of Looked After Children, Northern Ireland
Department: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
This statistical bulletin presents summary information on children adopted from care in Northern Ireland during the year ending 31 March. It is based on the biennial adoption survey (AD1) completed by Health & Social Care Trusts, which is used to collect detailed information on looked after children adopted from care, and key dates in the adoption process.
Child Protection Statistics, Scotland
Department: Scottish Government
The number of child protection referrals, case conferences, registrations, de-registrations and the number on child protection registers.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Benchmarking Balanaced Scorecard
Department: ISD Scotland (part of NHS National Services Scotland)
Quarterly updates of the CAMHS Benchmarking tools.
Children Adopted from Care in Northern Ireland
Department: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
Formerly Adoption of Looked After Children. This statistical bulletin provides information about children adopted from care in Northern Ireland during the year ending 31 March. The tables in the bulletin detail a range of information relating to children adopted from care, including gender and age, and the durations between different stages in the adoption process.
Children Looked After Statistics, Scotland
Department: Scottish Government
Number of children starting, ceasing and being looked after by children characteristics. Includes information on children eligible for aftercare support.
Children Order Statistical Bulletin
Department: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
This statistical bulletin presents information on children's social care in Northern Ireland, for the year ending 31 March. It is based on annual Children Order statistical returns completed by Health & Social Care Trusts, and returned to the DHSSPS. These returns are used to collect aggregated statistics on child protection, looked after children and children's homes.
Children Order Statistical Tables
Department: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
Following consultation with and having considered the feedback received from users’, Community Information Branch plan to combine ‘CHILDREN ORDER STATISTICAL TABLES’ and ‘’CHILDREN ORDER STATISTICAL TRENDS’ with a new statistical bulletin titled, ‘CHILDREN’S SOCIAL CARE STATISTICS IN NORTHERN IRELAND’. The first edition of this new bulletin is scheduled for publication on the DHSSPS website on 26th October 2012.
Children Order Statistical Trends
Department: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
Following consultation with and having considered the feedback received from users’, Community Information Branch plan to combine ‘CHILDREN ORDER STATISTICAL TABLES’ and ‘’CHILDREN ORDER STATISTICAL TRENDS’ with a new statistical bulletin titled, ‘CHILDREN’S SOCIAL CARE STATISTICS IN NORTHERN IRELAND’. The first edition of this new bulletin is scheduled for publication on the DHSSPS website on 26th October 2012.
Children in Care in Northern Ireland Statistical Bulletin
Department: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
Formerly Outcome Indicators for Looked After Children. This statistical bulletin presents information on children who had been looked after continuously for 12 months or more at 30 September. It details information on their educational achievements at Key Stage assessments and GCSE/GNVQ, health assessments, current activity and cautions and convictions.
Early Years Providers and Places
Department: Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills
Statistics on the number of childcare providers registered with Ofsted on the Early Years Register and the Childcare Register, and the number of places offered by those registered on the Early Years Register.
Educational Outcomes for Scotland's Looked After Children
Department: Scottish Government
Publication focussing on the educational outcomes for looked after children.
Flying Start
Department: Welsh Government
A statistical release presenting data on the Welsh Government targeted Early Years programme for families with children under 4 years of age in some of the most deprived areas of Wales.
Former Care Leavers in Northern Ireland
Department: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
The information on which this report is based derives from the OC3 survey of former care leavers at their 19th birthday. The collection was first introduced in Northern Ireland in 2004 and collects data on the economic activity, contact with social services and living accommodation of young people who have left care.
Foundation Stage Profile Results in England
Department: Education
Provides information at both national and Local Authority level on achievement outcomes at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is a statutory stage of the National Curriculum for England, along with Key Stages 1 to 4.
Graduate Earnings Over the Last Decade
Department: Office for National Statistics
Earnings of graduates in the UK and the differences between graduate and non-graduate earnings and male and female earnings.
Higher and Supplemental Qualifications bulletin
Department: Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation
This bulletin covers supplemental and higher qualifications. Supplemental covers Entry to Level 3 Qualifications for Basic skills, Entry level, ESOL, Free-standing mathematics qualifications, Functional skills, Key skills and Other General. Higher covers qualifications of all types at Level 4 and above, excluding university degrees. There is some overlap between the figures in this bulletin and the Vocational Qualifications Quarterly. Produced using data submitted by awarding organisations.
Human Capital Estimates
Department: Office for National Statistics
Valuation of the knowledge, skills, competencies and attributes of individuals that facilitate the creation of personal, social and economic well-being in the UK.
Individual Scale Point results for the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP)
Department: Education
Individual Scale Point results for the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
Neighbourhood Statistics - Small Area Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, National Curriculum Assessment, GCSE and Equivalent and Post 16 Attainment by Pupil Characteristics in England
Department: Education
Announcement of publication on the Neighbourhood Statistics website of tables providing information on institution-based small area pupil attainment (KS1, KS2, KS4 and KS5) broken down by gender.
Northern Ireland Care Leavers
Department: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
This statistical bulletin presents summary information on young people aged 16 & over who left care in Northern Ireland during the year ending 31 March. The information, on which this report is based, derives from the annual OC1 survey. This survey collects data on the educational achievements and economic activity of young people leaving care, their age, religion, ethnic group, disability, length of time in care, and latest care placement.
Northern Ireland Care Leavers Aged 16 - 18
Department: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
Formerly Northern Ireland Care Leavers. This bulletin presents findings on the educational attainment and economic activity of young people aged 16 & over who left the care of Health & Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland, during the year ending 31 March.
Northern Ireland Care Leavers Aged 19
Department: Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
Formerly Former Care Leavers. This statistical bulletin presents information on care leavers who had been in the care of Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Trusts three years previously and who reached their 19th birthday during the year ending 31st March.
Pre-school and childcare statistics, Scotland
Department: Scottish Government
Supply of childcare and pre-school provision and how many children receive care. Also includes information on the workforce and their qualifications.
Private Fostering Arrangements in England
Department: Education
The SFR covers figures on children cared for and accommodated in private fostering arrangements.
Provision for Children Under Five Years of Age in England
Department: Education
Statistics on provision for children under five and include data on the numbers of three and four year old children benefiting from some free early years education.
Public Sector Productivity Estimates: Education
Department: Office for National Statistics
Updated output, inputs and productivity estimates for public service education in the UK.
Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy
Department: Scottish Government
The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN) is an annual sample survey which monitors national performance in literacy and numeracy in alternate years, for school children at P4, P7 and S2. It also provides information which will inform improvements in learning and teaching and assessment at classroom level.
Secure Accommodation Statistics, Scotland
Department: Scottish Government
Number of admissions, discharges, occupancy levels, children characteristics and reason for placement in secure accommodation.
Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland
Department: Scottish Government
Compendia publication including data from a number of education publications that were previously published separately. These publication are: Pupil Census, Teacher Census, Attendance and Absence and Pre-school statistics.
Women in Northern Ireland
Department: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Statistics on women in Northern Ireland, labour market, childcare provision, earnings.
Women in Northern Ireland
Department: Enterprise, Trade and Investment (Northern Ireland)
Statistics on women in Northern Ireland, labour market, childcare provision, earnings.
Young Persons Behaviour and Attitudes Survey
Department: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
YPBAS is a school-based survey conducted among 11-16 year-olds. The research covers a range of topics such as demographics, social support, money, school, subject choices & further education, starting a business, nutrition, sport and physical activity, libraries, arts, modern technology, environment, travelling to school, road safety, policing, attitudes towards domestic violence, anti-social behaviour and personal safety, knife culture, smoking, alcohol, drugs and sexual experience & knowledge.

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Overview

 

The Foundation Stage Profile covers six areas of learning covering children’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (3 assessment scales)

  • Communication, Language and Literacy (4 assessment scales)

  • Mathematical Development (3 assessment scales)

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World (1 assessment scale)

  • Physical Development (1 assessment scale)

  • Creative Development (1 assessment scale)

Monitoring achievement in these scales helps to assess progress towards the achievement of Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets and associated National Indicators (NI), which assess overall achievement and the narrowing of the achievement gap.

FSP captures the Early Learning Goals as a set of 13 assessment scales, each of which has nine points. Children who achieve a score of 78 points or more across the 13 assessment scales score an average of six points per scale. When a child who achieves this overall score also achieves a score of six or more in each of the Personal, Social and Emotional development (PSE) and Communication, Language and Literacy (CLL) scales, that child is deemed to be reaching a good level of development. This measure is used to assess the progress made by local authorities in improving outcomes, a duty placed on local authorities by the Childcare Act of 2006. It will also be used to assess progress made nationally in improving outcomes from 2008 onwards.

Previously, a good level of development was defined as a child scoring six or more in each of the PSE and CLL scales only. This measure was used to assess the progress made nationally in improving outcomes up until 2008.

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Technical Data

Information is collected from all 150 local authorities as part of the Foundation Stage Profile data collection. Local authorities collect this information from maintained schools and from Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) settings. This survey provides the Department for Education with child level data for all children in receipt of funding, who have Foundation Stage Profile information recorded. This information is then used to calculate targets based on the data, including National Indicators.

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Glossary

  • Achievement Gap

    The percentage gap in achievement between the lowest 20 per cent of achieving children in a local authority (mean score), and the score of the median child in the same authority expressed as a percentage of the same median score.

  • Good Level of Development

    Children who achieve at least 78 points across the Early Years Foundation Stage with at least six in each of the scales in Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication, Language and Literacy scales. This was previously known as a Good Level of Overall Achievement.

  • Index of Multiple Deprivation

    Constructed by the Social Disadvantage Research Centre at the University of Oxford. The Index is constructed using measurements of the Income, Employment, Health, Education and Skills, Housing, Crime and Living Environment characteristics of a given area.

  • Mean

    The mean score is the sum of scores divided by the number of children.

  • Mean Score for the Lowest 20 per cent of Achievers

    The mean score for the lowest 20 per cent of achievers. This cohort is identified by dividing the overall number of eligible children by five and rounding down.

  • Median

    The median score is the midpoint in a series of scores; half of the scores are above the median, and half are below the median.

  • National Indicator 72

    Achievement of at least 78 points across the Early Years Foundation Stage with at least six in each of the scales in Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication, Language and Literacy.

  • National Indicator 92

    Narrowing the gap between the lowest achieving 20 per cent in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the rest.

  • Working Securely

    Children who achieve a score of six or more in a scale or combination of scales are working securely within the area of learning.

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Contact Details

For statistical enquiries about this topic, please contact:

Department for Education

Email: mailbox.dataoutputsunit@dcsf.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 132 539 2283

Data Outputs Unit Department for Education Mowden Hall Staindrop Road Darlington DL3 9BG

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