Terms Used in School
Glossary of common education and related terminology.
APP - Assessing Pupils' Progress - APP is a structured approach to periodically assessing maths, science, reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.
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 & T - Gifted and Talented
GTP - Graduate Teacher Programme
HLTA - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
ICT - Information and Communication Technology
INSET - In-Service Education and Training - Training for teachers 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 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 Co-ordinator
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulties
SLT - Senior Leadership Team