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You'll often hear terms acronyms like BIP, CAT, IEP discussed in school, but what do they actually mean? See below for a useful jargon buster!

 

Term

Meaning

A8

Attainment 8

A Level

Advanced Level examinations

ALPS

Advanced Level Performance System

AMA

Academically More Able

AO

Assessment Objectives

ASCL

Association of School and College Leaders

ASP

Analyse School Performance

ATL

Attitude to Learning

BIP

Behaviour Improvement Plan

BOSS

Behaviour Outreach Support Service

BTEC

Business and Technology Education Council

CAF

Common Application Form

CAF

Common Assessment Framework

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CAT

Cognitive Ability Test

CAT

Curriculum Attainment Target

CEIAG

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance

CIN

Child In Need

CODE

Commitment Opportunity Discipline Excellence

CP

Child Protection

CPD

Continual Professional Development

CRB

Criminal Records Bureau

CTF

Common Transfer File

DBS

Disclosure Barring Service

D&T

Design and Technology

DIP

Department Improvement Plan

DSO

Designated Safeguarding Officer

DFE

Department for Education

EAL

English as an Additional Language

EBACC

English Baccalaureate

EBP

Education Business Partnership

EFA

Education Funding Agency

EFSA

Education Funding Skills Agency

EHA

Early Help Assessment

EHCP

Education Health Care Plan

EPEPs

Electronic Personal Education Plans

EVC

Education Visit Coordinator

EWO

Education Welfare Officer

FE

Further Education

FFT

Fischer Family Trust

FSM

Free School Meals

FTE

Fixed Term Exclusion

G&T

Gifted and Talented

GBA

Governing Bodies Association

GCSE

General Certificate of Secondary Education

HAPPY

Higher Attaining Pupil Premium

HA

Higher Attainers

HE

Higher Education

HEFCE

Higher Education Funding Council fir England

HMI

Her Majesty's Inspector(ate)

HODs

Heads of Department

HOKS

Heads of Key Stage

HSE

Health and Safety Executive

IEP

Individual Education Plan

JCQ

Joint Council for Qualifications

KS3

Key Stage 3 Years 7-9 (12-14 year olds)

KS4

Key Stage 4 Years 10-11 (15 - 16 year olds)

KS5

Key Stage 5 Years 12-13 (16 - 19 year olds)

LA

Local Authority

LAC

Looked After Children

LEA

Local Education Authority

LGBT

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender

LSCB

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board

MARAC

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference

MFL

Modern Foreign Languages

NAHT

National Association of Headteacher

NCS

National Citizenship Service

NCSL

National College of School Leadership

NEET

Not in Education, Employment or Training

NOR

Number on Roll

NPQH

National Professional Qualification for Headship

NQT

Newly Qualified Teacher

OFSTED

Office for Standards in Education

P8

Progress 8

PAN

Planned Admission Number

PGCE

Postgraduate Certificate of Education

PP

Pupil Premium

PPA

Planning, Preparation and Assessment

PRU

Pupil Referral Unit

PSHE

Personal, Social and Health Education

PSP

Pastoral Support Plan

QA

Quality Assurance

QAN

Qualification Accreditation Number

QTS

Qualified Teacher Status

RAP

Raising Attainment Plan

SATs

Standard Assessment Task/Test

SCR

Single Central Record

SIMS

School Information Management System

SIP

School Improvement Plan

SISRA

Service for Improved Schools' Results Analysis

SEF

School Self-Evaluation Form

SEN

Special Educational Needs

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SMSC

Spiritual Moral Social Cultural

SLT

Senior Leadership Team

SSC

Student Support Centre

STLT

Student Leadership Team

SOW

Scheme of Work

TAC

Team Around the Child

TED

Teacher Experiencing Difficulties

TEFL

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

T&L

Teaching and Learning

UCAS

University and Colleges Admissions Service

UCI

Unique Candidate Identifier

ULN

Unique Learner Number

UPN

Unique Pupil Number

VA

Value Added

YJA

Young Journalist Academy