Jargon Buster

In Education there is a tendency to use acronyms when sharing information. The following list explains what some of the more common acronyms used mean. Please get in touch if you need to know the meaning of anything not written below.

ASD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

DCFS

Department for Children, Families and Schools

EWO

Education Welfare Officer

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage

F1

Foundation 1 (Nursery)

F2

Foundation 2 (Reception)

FSM

Free School Meals

H&S

Health and Safety

HLTA

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

IBP

Individual Behaviour Plan

IEP

Individual Education Plan

INSET

In-Service Training

KS1

Key Stage 1

KS2

Key Stage 2

LA

Local Authority

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulties

PHSCE

Personal, Health, Social  and Citizenship Education

PPA

Planning, Preparation, Assessment

OFTSED

Office for Standards in Education

RE

Religious Education

SATs

Standard Assessment Tests

ADP

Academy Development Plan

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SEF

Self Evaluation Form

SLT

Senior Leadership Team

TA

Teaching Assistant