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APP - Assessing Pupils' Progress - APP is a structured approach to periodically assessing maths, science, reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.

 

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 or even at all.

 

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

 

EBD - Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.

 

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

 

FSM - Free School Meals

 

G&T - Gifted and Talented

 

GTP - Graduate Teacher Programme

 

HLTA - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

 

ICT - Information and Communication Technology

 

INSET - In-Service Education and Training - Training for teachers which takes place during the school year.

 

ITT - Initial Teacher Training

 

KS1 - Key Stage 1 - 5-7 years old

 

KS2 - Key Stage 2 - 7-11 years old

 

LA - Local Authority

 

LSA - Learning Support Assistant

 

LSP - Learning Support Plan

 

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 Economic Education

 

QTS - Qualified Teacher Status

 

RE - Religious Education

 

 

 

 

 

In memory of Queen Elizabeth ll and her dedicated service to our country. It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of our much loved Queen. Our prayers are with her family at this time, that they will find peace, comfort and courage during their sorrow and loss. As a school community, we will sensitively support our children in the coming days as we enter a period of national mourning, and will provide further information when it becomes available and royal protocols are made known.
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