A
Achievement
Describes both attainment i.e the level achieved and the progress you have made from a starting point.

AfL
Assessment for Learning

Assessment for Learning is the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to
decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there

APP
Assessing Pupils’ Progress
APP is a structured approach to periodically assessing maths, science, reading, writing and speaking and listening
skills.

AST
Advanced Skills Teacher

ATL
Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Attainment
The actual level attained and/or results.

Attainment Targets
A general defined level of ability that a pupil is expected to achieve in every subject at each key stage in the National Curriculum

Blending
To draw individual sounds together to pronounce a word, e.g. f l a p, blended together, reads flap

CiC
Children in Care

CLA
Children Looked After

Core Subjects
English, maths and science: all pupils muststudy these subjects up to Key Stage 4

CPD
Continuing Professional Development

Creative Curriculum
There are numerous different interpretations exist for the concept ‘the creative curriculum’. In some schools it means topics
or themes, in others it means asking children what they want to learn.

CSS
Children’s Support Service, this is the new name for Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)

DBS
Disclosure & Barring Service
DBS refers to the new agency created out of a merger between the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), its full title is The Disclosure and Barring Service. The checks and information provided wi
ll remain the same but will be branded DBS Checks.

DfE
Department for Education
Differentiation – a wide variety of teaching techniques and lesson adaptations that teachers use to pupils of differing abilities in the same class.

EAL
English as an additional language

EBacc
English Baccalaureate

EBD
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

EHC Plan
Educational Health Care Plan
An education, health and care plan is a document that says what support a child or young person who has special educational needs should have. “

EMTAS
Ethnic Minority & Traveller Achievement Service

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.

EWO
Education Welfare Officer

EYFS
Early Years Foundation Stage. A framework of care and Education for children from borth to fiver years of age. This stage typically means Nursery and Reception Classes.

FFT
Fischer Family Trust

FSM
Free School Meals

FTE
Full Time Equivalent

G & T
Gifted and Talented
Gifter are those with high ability in one or more academic subject and the talented are those with high ability in sport,
music, visual or performing arts.

GCSE
General Certificate of Secondary Education

HLTA
Higher Level Teaching Assistant

HMI
Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools

ICT
Information and Communication Technology

IEP
Individual Education Plan for SEN pupils

iGCSE
International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Inclusion
Removing barriers in learning so all pupils can participate at their own level.

INSET
In Service Education and Training
Training for staff which takes place during the school year.

ISA
Independent Safeguarding Authority

ITT
Initial Teacher Training

IWB
Interactive Whiteboard