Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20Background School readiness is currently measured using the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) which indicates those children achieving a good level of development across the prime areas at the end of reception year. Data from 2015 showed that only 57.4% of children in Middlesbrough achieved this, compared to the regional figure of 63.1% and National figure of 66.3%. Although this was a significant increase from the previous year, children in Middlesbrough are still making significantly less progress than that of the National population. The health and wellbeing of children in Middlesbrough is generally worse than the England average Public Health England (2015). It is recognised, that although early years services are working very hard, the collective effort is not having the impact required. Smith (2013) reports, ‘by as young as 4 years old, there is already an attainment gap of a fifth between disadvantaged children and their more affluent peers’. Areas of good practice exist across the town however this is not consistent, with services often working independently of each with other no clear shared vision. Middlesbrough Incremental School Readiness Model April 2016 | 4