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Jargon Buster Acronyms

ADD  Attention Deficit Disorder


Individual Action Plan


Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder IBP Individual Behaviour Plan
AfL Assessment for Learning ICT

Information and Communications Technology

APP  Assessing Pupil Progress IEP Individual Education Plan


Age Weighted Pupil Unit IiP Investors in People
CAF Common Assessment Framework INSET  In-Service Education and Training
CP Child Protection ISA    Independent Safeguarding Authority
CPD Continuing Professional Development ITT  Initial Teacher Training
CPR  Child Protection Register LA / LEA Local Authority
CRB Criminal Records Bureau LAC/CLA Looked after Children or Children Looked After
CYPS   Children and Young Peoples Services LSCB  Local Safeguarding Children’s Board 
DBS   Disclosure and Barring Service MFL   Modern Foreign Language
DfE  Department for Education NC National Curriculum


Data Protection Act NCSL National College for School Leadership
DT  Design and Technology NEET Not in Education, Employment or Training
EAB Education Advisory Board NGA National Governors Association
EAL   English as an additional language NOR Number (of pupils) on Roll   
EBD   Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties  NPQH  National Professional Qualifications for Headship
ELSA Emotional Literacy Support Assistant  NQT

Newly Qualified Teacher


Educated Off-Site OFSTED Office for Standards in Education
EWO Education Welfare Officer PAN Published Admission Number
EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage PLASC Pupil Level Annual School Census
FE Further Education PM 

Performance Management         

FFT   Fischer Family Trust PPA Planning, Preparation and Assessment
FOI  Freedom of Information PRU

 Pupil Referral Unit


Foundation Stage 1 - Nursery PSCHE    Personal, Social, Citizenship & Health Education
FS2 Foundation Stage 2 - Reception  QTS Qualified Teacher Status
FSM   Free School Meals R&R Recruitment and Retention
FT /PT Full-time or Part-Time SEAL Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning
FTE  Fixed Term Exclusion SEF Self Evaluation Form
G&T Gifted and Talented SENDCo Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
GTP Graduate Teacher Programme SFVS Schools Financial Value Standard
H&S Health and Safety SIP School Improvement Plan
HE Higher Education SLA Service Level Agreement
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant SLT Senior Leadership Team
HMCI Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector SpLD Specific Learning Difficulties
HMI Her Majesty's Inspectorate TA Teaching Assistant
HR Human Resources UPN  Unique Pupil Number