To support learning, teaching and assessment in Early Level Literacy and English a new progression framework for the Early Level (which replaces the Early Level within Steps to Success) has been developed to provide guidance on the observe-plan-reflect cycle within and through the Early Level towards the Early Level Benchmarks for Literacy and English.
The progression tool has three parts:
- Using the Early Level Literacy and English Progression framework – an overview page which explains how the progression can be used to support Literacy and English development in the Early Level.
- Progression statements for listening and talking, reading and writing – which detail what the practitioner may observe at four stages within and through the Early Level.
- “You can help me…” reference tools for each stage within and through the Early Level – which detail the practitioner’s role in supporting a child’s learning, appropriate to their next stage in development, including links to appropriate resources.
The progression has been developed as a multi-agency approach between and by practitioners in education and health and is designed to be used as an online point of reference.