Glossary of common education and related terminology.
APPlan – Accelerating Progress Plans- APPlans are used to provide additional support for identified pupils in order to accerlate progress. The plans will usually focus on Reading, Writing or Maths and will be delivered and measured over a half term period.
EAL – English as an Additional Language – Refers to children whose first language(s) is/are not English and who may not yet be speaking English fluently or even at all.
EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage – A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age.
EBD – Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
EWO – Education Welfare Officer – Person employed by the Local Authority to help parents and the LA meet their statutory obligations in relation to school attendance.
FSM – Free School Meals
G and T – Gifted and Talented
HLTA – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
ICT – Information and Communication Technology
INSET – In-Service Education and Training -Training for school staff which takes place during the school year.
ITT – Initial Teacher Training
KS1 – Key Stage 1 – 5 – 7 years old
KS2 – Key Stage 2 – 7 – 11 years old
LA – Local Authority
LSP – Learning Support Practitioner
IEP – Individual Education Plan
MFL – Modern Foreign Languages
MLD – Moderate Learning Difficulties
NQT – Newly Qualified Teacher
PE – Physical Education
PPA – Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time
PSHE – Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
QTS – Qualified Teacher Status
RE – Religious Education
SATs – Standard Attainment Tests/Tasks – National Curriculum Tests and Tasks which take place at the end of Key Stage 1 and at the end of Key Stage 2.
SEN – Special Educational Needs Provision – Support for pupils with learning difficulties.
SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordinator
SLD – Severe Learning Difficulties
SLT – Senior Leadership Team