AfL Assessment for Learning. The on going process of assessing children’s progress so that the level of challenge and support can be adjusted to match their ability.
BfL Behaviour for Learning. Behaviour which reflects a strong desire to concentrate, listen, participate, try one’s best, work hard and learn. It includes the development of skills os initiative, independence, persistence and resilience.
EAL 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.
EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age.
EBD Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
EWO Education Welfare Officer Person employed by the Local Authority to help parents and the LA meet their statutory obligations in relation to school attendance.
FSM Free School Meals
G & T Gifted and Talented
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant
ITT Initial Teacher Training
KS1 Key Stage 1 covers Year 1 and Year 2: ie.5-7 years old
KS2 Key Stage 2 covers Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6: ie.7-11 years old
LA Local Authority
IEP Individual Education Plan
MFL Modern Foreign Languages
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties
NN Nursery Nurse
NQT Newly Qualified Teacher
BASC - Breakfast or after school club run on the school premises
PE Physical Education
PPA Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time for teachers
PSHE Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education
QTS Qualified Teacher Status
RE Religious Education
SATs 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.
SBM School Business Manager
SEN Special Educational Needs Provision Support for pupils with learning difficulties.
SENCO Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Setting Grouping children into classes based on their ability. The sets will be different for different subjects.
SLD Severe Learning Difficulties
SLT Senior Leadership Team
TA Teaching Assistant