Second in Command/Charge.
Academies are all ability schools that cater to 11-18 year olds that have been established by sponsors from business, faith or voluntary groups working in a partnership with local and national government. They are free to attend and are funded by the Department for Education
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Attention Deficit Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Advanced Skills Teacher.
Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulty.
The local area from which the school accepts it’s pupils.
A Community School is a state funded school where the estate is owned by the LEA who also employs the staff and manages the school’s admissions.
Continuing Professional Development (various training and development courses, materials or activities that increase your skills and knowledge).
English as an Additional Language.
The general name given to the phase of learning that covers Nursery and Reception.
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
Early Years Foundation Stage (see Early Years).
A group of schools (though not more than 5) under one governing body
Foundation(see Early Years).
A school that operates like a Community School, but with more administrative freedom
A Free School runs like an Academy, but can be set up by local non-profit charitable trusts.
Free school meals.
Gifted and talented students are those who schools describe as having potential beyond what is expected for their age.
Individual Educational Plans.
Information and Communications Technology.
International Primary Curriculum.
Key Stage 1: the general name given to the phase of learning that covers Year 1 and Year 2 (ages 5 - 7)
Key Stage 2: the general name given to the phase of learning that covers Years 3, 4, 5, and 6 (ages 7 – 11).
Key Stage 3: the general name given to the phase of learning that covers Years 7, 8, and 9 (ages 11 – 14).
Key Stage 4: the general name given to the phase of learning that covers Year 10 and Year 11 (ages 14 – 16).
Key Stage 5: the general name given to the phase of learning that covers 6th Form / Year 12 and Year 13 (ages 16 – 18).
Local Education Authority.
Learning Support Assistant.
Moderate Learning Difficulties.
Main Pay Scale.
The first phase of education that provide care for children over 2 years old and under 5.
Newly Qualified Teacher.
The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills is a governmental body that oversees and evaluates schools and teachers (as well as others).
This is the general name of the education phase that covers KS1 and KS2 (and sometimes Early Years).
Pupil Referral Unit.
Postgraduate Certificate of Education.
Personal, Social and Health Education.
Qualified Teacher Status.
The second phase of education (before KS1 and after Nursery) for children between 4 and 5 years old.
These are exams which test pupils’ knowledge of the national curriculum. They are taken in Year 2, Year 6 and Year 9.
The School Direct program is a government-run, alternative route into teaching for graduates. Participants learn ‘on the job’ rather than through theory in university classes and placements.
School-centred initial teacher training.
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
This is the general name of the education phase that covers KS3, KS4 and KS5.
Special Educational Needs.
Special Educational Needs Coordinator.
Severe Learning Difficulties
This is a formal statement detailing the child’s SEN requirements.
Subjects that are the foundation of the industrial and corporate world: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Teaching and Learning Responsibility.
When pupils are able to achieve above their expected performance levels, based on their ability on entry to the school.
Virtual Learning Environment. Software designed to help teachers manage the education of their students.