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Jargon Buster

Glossary of common education and related terminology.

BSE

Behaviour, Social and Emotional

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.

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage - A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age.

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.

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages as a Second or Other Language - If English is not your main language you can take park in a course to help you improve your English.  These courses are also called ESOL.

FSM

Free School Meals

G & T

Gifted and Talented

INSET

In Service Education and Training

KS1

Key Stage 1: 5-7 years old

KS2

Key Stage 2: 7-11 years old

LA

Local Authority

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 Education

RE

Religious Education

SAT’s

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 - Support for pupils with learning difficulties.

SENCO

Special Educational needs Co-ordinator

SLT

Senior Leadership Team

 

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