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Snaith Primary School

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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

MF

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

SL

Severe Learning Difficulties

SLT

Senior Leadership Team