Describes both attainment i.e the level achieved and the progress you have made from a starting point.
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
Assessing Pupils’ Progress
APP is a structured approach to periodically assessing maths, science, reading, writing and speaking and listening
Advanced Skills Teacher
Association of Teachers and Lecturers
The actual level attained and/or results.
A general defined level of ability that a pupil is expected to achieve in every subject at each key stage in the National Curriculum
To draw individual sounds together to pronounce a word, e.g. f l a p, blended together, reads flap
Children in Care
Children Looked After
English, maths and science: all pupils muststudy these subjects up to Key Stage 4
Continuing Professional Development
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.
Children’s Support Service, this is the new name for Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)
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.
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.
English as an additional language
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
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. “
Ethnic Minority & Traveller Achievement Service
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.
Education Welfare Officer
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.
Fischer Family Trust
Free School Meals
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.
General Certificate of Secondary Education
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools
Information and Communication Technology
Individual Education Plan for SEN pupils
International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Removing barriers in learning so all pupils can participate at their own level.
In Service Education and Training
Training for staff which takes place during the school year.
Independent Safeguarding Authority
Initial Teacher Training