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20-11-2023 NELI Assessment - Year R

20th November 2023


Year Reception: Nuffield Early Language Intervention



Dear Parents/Carers,


Our school has been successfully running a programme called Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) provided by OxEd and Assessment, for the last three years. The programme involves providing targeted small group and one-to-one support for children who would benefit from additional support with their language and early literacy skills. For more information about NELI please visit


The NELI programme begins with the assessment of all pupils using a tablet-based assessment called LanguageScreen. This assessment is to help us understand who may benefit most from receiving the NELI intervention. LanguageScreen is a short (approx. 10 minutes) fun activity for children which gives useful information about children’s language skills. The assessment is used again at the end of the school year to help us see how children’s language skills have benefited from the NELI intervention. For more information about LanguageScreen please visit


To implement the assessment the school needs to upload information about our reception pupils to OxEd. OxEd’s data privacy statement, detailing how data is collected and used, can be accessed here.


If you have any concerns, or do not wish your child to be assessed using LanguageScreen, please either email or let the class teacher know.


Kind Regards,



Mrs Pycroft

EYFS Phase Leader