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Acronyms/Glossary

AfL

Assessment for Learning

AHT

Assistant Head Teacher

AP

Action Plan

APP

Assessing Pupils’ Progress

ATL

Attitude to Learning

CAF

Common Assessment Framework

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CIAG

Careers Information and Guidance

CME

Children Missing Education

CoG

Chair of Governors

CP

Child Protection

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

CSE

Child Sexual Exploitation

CWLEP

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership

DofE

Duke of Edinburgh Award

DfE

Department for Education

DHT

Deputy Head Teacher

DIRT

Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time

DSG

Dedicated Schools Grant

DSL

Designated Safeguarding Lead

EAL

English as an Additional Language

ECB

Education Challenge Board

ECM

Every Child Matters

ECT

Early Career Teacher

EHCP

Educational Health Care Plan

EHE

Elective Home Education

EFA

Education Funding Agency

ELT

Extended Leadership Team

EP

Educational Psychologist

ESW

Educational Social Worker

FAP

Fair Access Protocol

FSM

Free School Meals

FT

Full time

FTEX

Fixed Term Exclusion

G4S

Go4Schools

GCSE

General Certificate of Secondary Education

GTTP

Graduate Teacher Training Programme

HLTA

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

HMI

Her Majesty’s Inspectors

HT

Head Teacher

IEN

Individual Educational Needs

IIP

Investors in People

INCLUSION

The inclusion of students with special needs within mainstream schools

INSET

In-service Training

ITT

Initial Teacher Training

K

NLS identification of having SEND

KS3

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-8)

KS4

Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11)

KS5

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 -13)

LA

Local Authority

LAC

Looked after Children

LADO

Local Authority Designated Officer

Lit

Literacy

LM

Learning Mentor

LP

Learning Platform

LSU

Learning Support Unit

Main Pay Scale

For Classroom Teachers: Points M1-M6 with annual progression after successful appraisal

MASH

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

MARF

Multi Agency Referral Form

MAT

Multi Academy Trust

MFL

Modern Foreign Languages

MTG

Minimum Target Grade

NC

National Curriculum

NCTL

National College for Teaching and Leadership

NEET

Not in Education, Employment or Training

NLE

National Leaders of Education

NVQ

National Vocational Qualification

Ofsted

Office for Standards in Education

OM

Opening Minds

PEX

Permanent Exclusion

PF

Parents’ Forum

PGCE

Post Graduate Certificate of Education

PLASC

Pupil Level Annual School Census

PM

Performance Management

POT

Position of Trust

PTA

Parent Teacher Association

QA

Quality Assurance

QTS

Qualified Teacher Status

RAISEonline

Reporting and Analysis for Improvement through School Self Evaluation Online

RAG

Red, Amber, Green Analysis

RFR

Refocus Room

RONI

Risk of NEET Indicator

SATs

Standard Assessment Tests

SAHT

Senior Assistant Head Teacher

SBM

School Business Manager

SEF

Self-Evaluation Form

SEMH

Social, Emotional, Mental Health

SEN

Special Education Needs

SEND

Special Education Needs and Disabilities

SENCO

Special Education Needs Coordinator

SFA

Skills Funding Agency

SFVS

Schools Financial Value Standard

SMT/SLT

Senior Management Team/Senior Leadership Team

SMSC

Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

SOL

Scheme of Learning

STA

Standards and Testing Agency

TA

Teaching Assistant

TAG

Talented, Able, Gifted

UPS

Upper Pay Scale

WCC

Warwickshire County Council