GLD stands for 'Good Level of Development'. This refers to a summative assessment judgement which is made for each EYFS child at the end of the Reception year. It is a measure of attainment, not progress. Achieving a good level of development will help a child to make a good start in Year 1.
Children are defined as having reached a Good Level of Development at the end of the EYFS if they have achieved at least the 'expected' level within:
There are two further Specific Areas of Learning:
These two further areas are evaluated in the EYFS Profile but are not required to achieve a GLD.