Jargon Buster

 
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. 


 

ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages or English as a Second or Other Language - If English is not your main language you can take part in a course to help you improve your English. These courses are called ESOL.


 

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


 

LSA - Learning Support Assistant


 

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