Children's educational development

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


According to data compiled by the House of Commons Library, using Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessments, 40,000 five-year old children have not reached the expected level of development. In Haringey which I represent, 40 per cent (1,225) of children have not reached the expected standard which can lead to a lifetime of inequality and denied opportunity. What further action will you take to address this concerning issue?


Answer for Children's educational development

Answer for Children's educational development

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree that all young children should get a good start in life. Building emotional resilience and benefiting from education are the most important markers for good health and wellbeing throughout adult life. I will continue to work with DfE, London Councils, boroughs, Public Health England and other stakeholders to explore ways in which the GLA can support local authorities to increase quality, supply and accessibility of affordable early years and childcare provision which can contribute towards supporting parents and children's school readiness.