Glossary of common education and related terminology.
Assessing Pupils' Progress - APP is a structured approach to periodically assessing maths, science, reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.
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.
Early Years Foundation Stage - A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age.
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Education Welfare Officer - Person employed by the Local Authority to help parents and the LA meet their statutory obligations in relation to school attendance.
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.
Free School Meals
G & T
Gifted and Talented
Graduate Teacher Programme
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Information and Communication Technology
In-Service Education and Training - Training for teachers which takes place during the school year.
Initial Teacher Training
Key Stage 1 - 5-7 years old
Key Stage 2 - 7-11 years old
Learning Support Assistant
Learning Support Plan
Modern Foreign Languages
Moderate Learning Difficulties
Newly Qualified Teacher
Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Qualified Teacher Status
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.
Special Educational Needs Provision - Support for pupils with learning difficulties.
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Severe Learning Difficulties
Senior Leadership Team