Glossary

Welcome to The King John School glossary.

Abbreviations and Acronyms

A TO Z OF EDUCATIONAL ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMNS

A
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AFL Assessment for Learning
A, G&T Able, Gifted and talented
AHT Assistant Headteacher
ALPS Advanced Level Performance System
AMG Annual Maintenance Grant
AMP Asset Management Plan
APG Area Planning Group (14-19)
APS Average Point Score
AS Advanced Subsidiary Examination
ASHE Association of Secondary Headteachers in Essex
AST Advanced Skills Teacher
AVCE Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
AWPU Age Weighted Pupil Unit

B
BAP Behaviour and Attendance Partnership
BATIC Benfleet & Thundersley Inter Cluster
BTEC Business and Technical Education Council

C
CAD Computer Aided/Assisted Design
CAF Common Assessment Framework
CAM Computer Assisted Manufacturing
CAT Cognitive Ability Test
CEOP Child Exploitation Online Protection
CFL Climate for Learning
CFR Consistent Financial Reporting
COPE Certificate of Personal Effectiveness
CPD Continuing Professional Development
CRB Criminal Records Bureau
CSS Core Support Services (provided by LA)
CVA Contextual Value Added

D
D&T Design and Technology
DfE Department for Education
DH(T) Deputy Headteacher
DOF Director of Faculty

E
EAL English as an Additional Language
Ebac English Baccalaureate
EBD Emotional and Behavioural Disorder
EFA Educational Funding Agency
EP Educational Psychologist
EMA Education Maintenance Allowance
EVC Educational Visits Co-ordinator
EWO Education Welfare Officer
EWS Education Welfare Service

F
FE Further Education
FFT Fischer Family Trust
FLA Foreign Language Assistant
FT Full-time
FTE Full-time Equivalent

G
G&T Gifted and Talented
GB Governing Body
GCSE General Certificate of Secondary Education
GNVQ General National Vocational Qualification

H
H&S Health and Safety
HE Higher Education
HMI Her Majesty’s Inspectorate
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant
HOS Head of Subject
HOY Head of Year
HT Headteacher

I
IAG Information Advice and Guidance
ICT Information & Communication Technology
IEP Individual Education Plan
IFS Institute of Financial Services
IIP Investors in People
INSET In-Service Education and Training

K
KJS The King John School
KS Key Stage

L
L&T Learning and Teaching
LA Local Authority
LAT Learner Achievement Tracker
LRC Learning Resource Centre
LS Leadership Spine (pay)
LSA Learning Support Assistant
LT Leadership Team


MAAG Multi Agency Allocation Group
MFL Modern Foreign Languages
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties

N
NASUWT National Association of School Masters Union of Women Teachers
NC National Curriculum
NCSL National College for School Leadership
NCVQ National Council for Vocational Qualifications
NEET Not in Education, Employment or Training
NFER National Foundation for Educational Research
NHSS National Healthy Schools Standard
NOR Number on Roll (re Pupils)
NPQH National Professional Qualification for Headship
NQT Newly Qualified Teacher
NUT National Union of Teachers
NVQ National Vocational Qualification

O
OFSTED Office for Standards in Education
OH(A) Occupational Health (Adviser)
OTT Overseas Trained Teacher

P
PDP Professional Development & Performance
PE Physical Education
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate of Education
PI Performance Indicators
PM Performance Management
PPA Planning, Preparation and Assessment
PRU Pupil Referral Unit
PSHE Personal, Social & Health Education
PT Part Time

Q
QCA Qualifications & Curriculum Authority
QTS Qualified Teacher Status
R
RE Religious Education

S
SAT Standard Attainment Test
SCITT School Centred Initial Teacher Training
SEAL Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning
SEEVIC South Essex Sixth Form College
SEF Self Evaluation Form
SEN/D Special Educational Needs/Disabilities
SENCO Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
SHA Secondary Heads Association
SIP School Improvement Plan
SIP School Improvement Partner
SLC Senior Learning Co-ordinator
SMART Specific, Measurable, Agreed, Realistic, Time bound
SMSEC Spiritual, Moral, Social, Emotional & Cultural Development
SOW Scheme of Work
STP&CD School Teachers’ Pay & Conditions Document

T
TES Times Educational Supplement
TLR Teaching and Learning Responsibility
TPS Teachers’ Pay Spine
TP&CD School Teachers’ Pay & Conditions Document
TUPE Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment
TUPS Teachers’ Upper Pay Spine

U
UCAS Universities and Colleges Admission Service
UNISON The Union for Local Government Employees
UPN Unique Pupil Number

V
VA Value added
VFM Value for Money
VLE Virtual Learning Environment

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