Category Archives: News

‘More than a score’ campaign

An update on the 'more than a score' campaign

Below are the links to send a letter to your MP and share our social media posts. Please go ahead and share, send and spread the word about this vital campaign.

It’s time to tell the government before it’s too late - don’t test four-year-olds.

Teachers, heads, experts and parents all agree - these tests make no sense.

The government will soon be passing laws to make the tests compulsory in all primary schools. Please take one minute to write to your MP asking them to speak out against the plans, by simply clicking here. You can use our sample letter as is, or adapt it if you have time.

And please share our social media posts:




Briefing Paper following the ECSDN/TACTYC Symposium ‘Professionals working with young children: or just anybody?’ #’One voice for childhood’

Here is the briefing paper following the ECSDN/TACTYC Symposium
University of Reading 1st November 2019
‘Professionals working with young children: or just anybody?’

A group of academics, practitioners, professionals and employers from the early childhood sector met to discuss the growing crisis in the early childhood workforce. 

A joint social media campaign began on 8th November entitled #'One voice for childhood'

EYFS Consultation Launch – have your say?

EYFS Consultation Launch - have your say?

The Department for Education has today launched a public consultation seeking views on changes to the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS). The goal of the reforms is to improve outcomes for all children and reduce workload. The EYFS consultation is now live here and will run until January 2020. 

The summary of the EYFS coalition consultation is here.

The consultation includes proposed changes to the educational programmes, the early learning goals and the EYFS profile assessment. It also seeks views on one change to the safeguarding and welfare section of the framework to promote good oral health.

Also, please see the Maths ELG proposals from ELG

Findings from the pilot of the draft revised EYFS framework led by the Education Endowment Foundation, in partnership with NatCen Social Research and Action for Children have also been published today.

TACTYC Membership

Membership Details

Have you recently changed your email details? If, so please can you contact us and let us know. We are currently trying to contact all our members to share some important news and updates with you. 

The old classic bank account is now closed and it is important for all members to check their standing order arrangements.  Please amend your standing orders now and ensure that any bank transfers are made into the new Account (see members only part of the website). Please contact either Viki Veale, our Membership Secretary or to change your details. 

Online Survey

Recruiting now!

Do you work with children and young people with toileting difficulties, who also have special educational needs and disability?

We want to hear from you!

We are conducting an online survey with school and social care staff about toileting for children and young people with special educational needs and disability. The NHS wants to improve toileting services for children and young people up to the age of 25 years. We need to hear your experiences of trying ways to improve toileting and how toileting is managed. The results of the survey will help inform health and care services for children in the future. To take part in the survey visit:

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