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Criticism of Ofsted Reception curriculum report.

Criticism of Ofsted Reception curriculum report.

The principal lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Roehampton has sent an open letter to Ofsted, criticising the maths content of its recent report into the Reception year curriculum 


Ofsted’s report on the English reception curriculum recommends that “the DfE should.., raise the profile of early mathematics teaching” and that “primary schools should...devote sufficient time each day to the direct teaching...of mathematics”.

The report clearly makes the case for the importance of teaching early mathematics and of not leaving it to chance.

Ofsted identifies the great lack of investment in professional development for mathematics compared to literacy, as well as the need to review the curriculum and provide support for teachers. 

However, there are some misleading messages.

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