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Jargon used in school

Glossary of common education and related terminology.

APP - Assessing Pupils' Progress - APP is a structured approach to periodically assessing maths, science, reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.

 

DSL- Designated Safeguarding Lead 

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

GTP - Graduate Teacher Programme

HLTA - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

ICT - Information and Communication Technology

INSET - In-Service Education and Training - Training for teachers which takes place during the school year.

ITT - Initial Teacher Training

KS1 - Key Stage 1 - 5-7 years old

KS2 - Key Stage 2 - 7-11 years old

LA - Local Authority

LSP - Learning Support Plan

MFL - Modern Foreign Languages

MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulties

NQT - Newly Qualified Teacher

PE - Physical Education

PPA - Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time

PSHE - Personal, Social, Health and Economic 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.

SEN - Special Educational Needs Provision - Support for pupils with learning difficulties.

SENCO - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SLD - Severe Learning Difficulties

SLT - Senior Leadership Team

The Kemnal Academies Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 7348231. Its registered address is The Atkins Centre, Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5AA. “Newlands Primary School” is a business name used by The Kemnal Academies Trust.

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