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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

 

 

 

 

 

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