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Useful Acronyms for Parents

There are many acronyms used in education, some are easy to understand whilst others are a little more tricky!

 

Below are some everyday acronyms that you as a parent might come across as your child moves through Longwick on their learning journey.

 

Educational Acronyms

 

APS

Average Points Score

ARP

Additional Resource Provision

BLT

Bucks Learning Trust

CAMHS

Children’s and Adults’ Mental Health Service

CP

Child Protection

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

EAL

English as an Additional Language

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage

EHCP

Educational Health Care Plan

FGB

Full Governing Board

FSM

Free School Meals

GLD

Good Level of Development

GRT

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller

HA

Higher Attaining

HLTA

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

HMI

Her Majesty’s Inspectors (of schools)

ICT

Information Communication Technology

IPP

Individual Pupil Plan

IWB

Interactive White Board

JRSO

Junior Road Safety Officer

KS1

Key Stage 1

KS2

Key Stage 2

KUW

Knowledge & Understanding of the World

LA

Local Authority

LA Lower Attainment

LAC

Looked After Child

LO

Learning Objective

MA

Middle Attainment

MAT

Multi-Academy Trust

MDS

Midday Supervisor

MFL

Modern Foreign Language

NPQH

National Professional Qualification for Headship

NQT

Newly Qualified Teacher

ODBE

Oxford Diocesan Board of Education

PCSO

Police Community Support Officer

PD

Personal Development

PM

Performance Management

PP

Pupil Premium

PPA

Planning Preparation & Assessment

PSED

Personal Social Emotional Development

PSHE

Personal Social Health & Economic

QFT

Quality First Teaching

RWM

Reading Writing Mathematics

SC

Success Criteria

SCR

Single Central Record

SDP

School Development `Plan

SEF

Self Evaluation Form

SEND

Special Educational Needs/Disability

SENDCo

Special Educational Needs/Disability Coordinator

SIA

School Improvement Adviser

SIAMS

Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools

SIP

School Improvement Partner

SLT

Senior Leadership Team

SMSC

Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural

SPAG or GPS

Spelling. Punctuation & Grammar

T&L

Teaching & Learning

TA

Teaching Assistant

 


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