Glossary of common education and related terminology.
CEOPS – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency
CPD – Continual Professional Development – Enhancing staff, knowledge, skills and understanding.
DCC – Dorset County Council
DSCP – Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership
DSL – Designated Safeguarding Lead
DDSL – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
DfE – The Department for Education – They responsible for education and children’s services in England.
EHCP – Educational, Health & Care Plan – is a plan for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support. EHC plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.
ELSA – Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
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.
EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage – A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age.
FSM – Free School Meals
ICT – Information and Communication Technology
IEP – Individualized Education Program – The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel, and students (when appropriate) to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities. The IEP is the cornerstone of a quality education for each child with a disability.
INSET – In-Service Education and Training – Training for teachers which takes place during the school year.
KS1 – Key Stage 1 – 5-7 years old
KS2 – Key Stage 2 – 7-11 years old
LA – Local Authority
NQT – Newly Qualified Teacher
Ofsted – The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills is an independent organisation, which reports directly to Parliament. Ofsted inspects and regulates services, which care for children and young people and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Ofsted sets out to raise standards in British schools through regular inspections.
PE – Physical Education
PEEP – Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan – is a bespoke “escape plan” for individuals who may have difficulties evacuating a building to a total place of safety without support or assistance from others.
PP – Pupil Premium
PSHE – Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
RSE – Relationship & Sex Education
PTFA – Parents, Teachers and Friends Association
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.
SENDCO – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
SENSS – Special Educational Needs Support Service
SIAMS – Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools
TA- Teaching Assistant
VA- Voluntary Aided – A voluntary aided school (VA school) is a state-funded school in England and Wales in which a foundation or trust (usually a religious organisation), contributes to building costs and has a substantial influence in the running of the school.