Staff Portal: Glossary of useful terms

A

AAG
AD(H)D
AfL
AHT
AR
ARE
ASD

Academy Advisory Group
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Assessment for Learning
Assistant Headteacher
Annual Review
(Attainment in line with) Age Related Expectations
Autistic Spectrum Disorder

B

BESD
BSS

Behavioural Emotional & Social Difficulties
Behaviour Support Service

C

CAF
CAMHS
CASP
CinN
CLC
CM
CSL
COP
CP
CPD

Common Assessment Framework
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Challenge and Support Partner
Child in Need
Collaborative Learning Community
Castle Mead
Collaborative Schools Limited
Code of Practice
Child Protection
Continuing Professional Development

D

DBS
DL
DDSL
DHT
DSL
DT

Disclosure & Barring Service
Disadvantaged Learner
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Headteacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Design and Technology

E

EAL
EFA
EHCP
ELG
ECT
ELSA
ELT
EMAS
EP
ESA
EWO
EY
EYFS
EXS

English as an Additional Language
Education Funding Agency
Education Health Care Plan
Early Learning Goal
Early Career Teacher (formerly known as NQT)
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
Executive Leadership Team
Ethnic Minority Achievement Service
Educational Psychologist
Early Support Assessment
Educational Welfare Officer
Early Years
Early Years Foundation Stage
(Working at the) Expected Standard

F

FFT
FSM
FTE

Fisher Family Trust
Free School Meals
Full Time Equivalent

G

GAG
GDS
GLD
GRT
GT

General Annual Grant (the main element in an academy’s annual revenue budget)
(Working at) Greater Depth Standard
Good Level of Development in EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
Gypsy Roma Traveller
Graduate Teacher (those who are enrolled in the Trust’s School Direct Initial Teacher Training Programme)

H

HI
HLTA
HMI
HR
HoS
HT

Hearing Impairment
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Her Majesty's Inspector
Human Resources
Head of School
Headteacher

I

IC
IEP
INCO
ITT
IYMEM

Inclusion Champion
Individual Education Plan
Inclusion Coordinator
Initial Teacher Training
In-year Monitoring and Evaluation Meeting

K / L

KS
LA

Key Stage
Lower Attainers

M

MAT
MDSA
MER
MFL
MIS
ML
MLT
MNP

Multi Academy Trust
Midday Supervisory Assistant
Monitoring and Evaluation Review
Modern Foreign Languages
Management Information System
Middle Leader
Middle Leadership Team
Maths No Problem (maths scheme used across the Trust)

N

NELI
NC
NGA
NOR
NQT

Nuffield Early Language Intervention (A programme for children in Reception (4-5 years) which has been found to improve children's language and early literacy skills)
National Curriculum
National Governance Association
Number On Roll
Newly Qualified Teacher (now called ECT)

O / P

OH
PE
PP
PPA
PPR
PSA
PSHE

Occupational Health
Physical Edcucation
Pupil Premium
Planning Preparation Assessment
Pupil Progress Review
Parent Support Advisor
Personal, Social and Health Education

Q / R

QTS
RE
RM
RSE
RWI

Qualified Teacher Status
Religious Education
River Mead
Relationships and Sex Education
Read Write Inc (phonics scheme used across the Trust)

S

SALT
SAM
SATs
SBM
SC
SCR
SD
SEMH
SENCO
SEND
SER
SIDP
SIP
SL
SLE
SLT
SMART
SMSC
SPAG
SpLD
SSENS
SPTO
ST
STEM
STRB

Speech And Language Therapist
School Attendance Meeting
Standard Attainment Tests
School Business Manager
Social Care
Single Central Record
School Direct (Initial Teacher Training programme run by the Trust)
Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (now called Inclusion Lead)
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
School Effectiveness Review
School Improvement and Development Plan
School Improvement Plan
Subject Leader (now called Improvement Champion)
Specialist Learning Expert (previously Specialist Leader in Education)
Senior Leadership Team
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-related
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Specific Learning Difficulties
Specialist Special Educational Needs Support Service
School Pupil Tracker Online
Senior Teacher
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
School Teachers’ Review Body

T

TA
TAC
TDD
TLR
TM
TMT
TQR
TSH
TYP

Teaching Assistant
Team Around the Child
Teacher Development Day
Teaching and Learning Responsibility
The Mead
The Mead Trust
Trust Quality Review
Teaching School Hub
Trowbridge Youth Parliament

V / W

VI
WTS

Visual Impairment
Working Towards