cropped-logo-Copy1.jpgThere are lots of abbreviations used in education which can be very confusing. Here are some of the abbreviations which are used regularly and what they stand for.

AfL                  Assessment for Learning

CP                   Child Protection

CPD                Continuing Professional Development

CPR                Child Protection Register

DHT               Deputy Headteacher

DT                   Design and Technology

EAL                 English as an additional language

EWO               Education Welfare Officer

EYFS              Early Years Foundation Stage

FSM                Free School Meals

G&T                Gifted and Talented

H & S              Health and Safety

HLTA              Higher Level Teaching Assistant

cropped-logo-Copy1.jpgHMI                Her Majesty’s Inspectorate

HT                   Headteacher

IBP                  Individual Behaviour Plan

ICT                  Information and Communications Technology

IEP                  Individual Education Plan

INSET             In-Service Education and Training

KS1               Year 1 and 2

KS2                Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

LA                   Local Authority

LAC                 Looked after Children

MFL                Modern Foreign Language

NQT                Newly Qualified Teacher

cropped-logo-Copy1.jpgOFSTED        Office for Standards in Education

PE                   Physical Education

PPA                 Planning, Preparation and Assessment

PP                   Pupil Premium

PSHE              Personal Social Health Education

PTA                 Parent Teacher Association

RE                   Religious Education

SEND                Special Educational Needs

SENCO           Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SIP                  School Improvement Plan

cropped-logo-Copy1.jpgTA                   Teaching Assistant

UPN                Unique Pupil Number