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Jargon Buster

The world of Education is full of acronyms, so listed below is what they mean:

A

 

AfA

Achievement for All

AfL

Assessment for Learning

AHDC

Aiming High for Disabled Children

AoA

Articles of Association

APP

Assessing Pupils’ Progress

APS

Average Point Score

ASCL

Association of School and College Lecturers

ATL

Association of Teachers and Lecturers

B

 

BAP

Behaviour & Attendance Partnership

BME

Black or Minority Ethnic

C

 

CiC

Children in Care

CoCo

Community Cohesion

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

CRE

Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

D

 

DBS

Disclosure & Barring Service

DDA

Disability Discrimination Act

DfE

Department for Education

DHT

Deputy Head Teacher

DP

Data Protection

E

 

EAL

English as additional language

EBacc

English Baccalaureate

EBD

Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties

EFA

Education Funding Agency

EP

Educational Psychologist

ESCO

Extended Schools Coordinator

EWO

Education Welfare Officer

EY

Early Years

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage

F

 

FAQ

Frequently asked question

FFT

Fischer Family Trust

FGB

Full Governing Body

FoI

Freedom of Information

FSM

Free School Meals

FSW

Family Support Worker

FTE

Full Time Equivalent

G

 

GAG

General Annual Grant

G&T

Gifted and Talented

GBSE

Governing Body Self Evaluation

GEL

Governors e-Learning

GCSE

General Certificate of Secondary Education

GMB

General Municipal Boilermakers (Support Staff Union)

GTP

Graduate Teacher Programme

H

 

HE

Higher Education

HEI

Higher Education Institute

HLTA

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

HI

Hearing Impaired

HMI

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools

HR

Human Resources

HT

Head Teacher

I

 

IEP

Individual Education Plan (SEN pupils)

IGCSE

International General Certificate of Secondary Education

IiP

Investors in People

INSET

In Service Educational Training

IoG

Instrument of Government

ISCG

Information for School and College Governors

ISR

Individual School Range

ICT

Information & Communication Technologies

ITT

Initial Teacher Training

K

 

KS1, 2, etc.

Key Stage 1, 2, etc.

L

 

LA

Local Authority

LAC

Looked After Children

LADO

Local Authority Designated Officer

LDA

Learning Difficulty Assessment

LDD

Learning Difficulties or Disability

LDG

Local Delivery Group

LGPS

Local Government Pension Scheme

LLE

Local Leader of Education

LMS

Local Management of Schools

LMSS

Local Management of Special Schools

LSA

Learning Support Assistant

LP

Lead Practitioner

M

 

MDA

Mid Day Assistant

MDS

Mid Day Supervisor

MFL

Modern Foreign Languages

MLE

Managed Learning Environment

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulties

N

 

N2GG

Norfolk to Good and Great

NAHT

National Association of Head Teachers

NASUWT

National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers

NC

National Curriculum

NCA

National Challenge Adviser

NCSB

Norfolk Childrens’ Safeguarding Board

NCTL

National College for Teaching & Leadership

NEET

Not in Education, Employment or Training

NGA

National Governors’ Association

NGN

Norfolk Governors’ Association

NGS

Norfolk Governor Services

NLE

National Leader of Education

NLG

National Leader of Governance

NOR

Number on Roll

NPQH

National Professional Qualification for Headship

NQT

Newly Qualified Teacher

NtG

Narrowing the Gap

NUT

National Union of Teachers

NVQ

National Vocational Qualifications

O

 

Ofsted

Office for Standards in Education

Ofqual

Office of Qualifications & Examinations Regulation

OT

Occupational Therapy

P

 

PAN

Published Admissions Number

PGCE

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

PI

Performance Indicator

PIB

Pre-Inspection Briefing (Ofsted)

PM

Performance Management

PPA

Planning, Preparation and Assessment

PRU

Pupil Referral Unit

PSA

Parent Support Adviser

PSHE

Personal Social Health and Economic education

PT

Part Time

PTA

Parent Teacher Association

Q

 

QA

Quality Assurance

QTS

Qualified Teacher Status

R

 

RAISE

Reporting and Analysis for Improvement through School Self-Evaluation

RAP

Raising Attainment Plan

RoG

Review of Governance

RPA

Raising the Participation Age

 

S

 

SACREs

Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education

SATs

Standard Assessment Tests

SCC

Schools Causing Concern

SCITT

School - Centred Initial Teacher Training

SCR

Single Central Record

SDP

School Development Plan

SEAL

Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning

SEN

Special Educational Needs

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SEND

Special Educational Needs or Disability

SFVS

Schools Financial Value Standard

SGOSS

School Governors’ One Stop Shop

SIC

Statement of Internal Control

SIDP

School Improvement and Development Plan

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SLD

Severe Learning Difficulties

SLT

Senior Leadership Team

SMSC

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (Development)

SPAG

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

SRE

Sex and Relationships Education

SSET

School Self Evaluation Tracker

T

 

TA

Teaching Assistant

TP

Teachers’ Pensions

TPCD

Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document

U

 

URN

Unique Reference Number

UPN

Unique Pupil Number

V

 

VA

Value Added

VA

Voluntary Aided

VC

Voluntary Controlled

VI

Visually Impaired

VLE

Virtual Learning Environment

W

 

WBL

Work Based Learning

Y

 

YP

Young People