Please see below a list of acronymns commonly used in school :

ADD             Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD           Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

ADP              Academy Development Plan

AfL               Assessment for Learning

APP              Assessing Pupil Progress

AST              Advanced Skills Teacher

AWPU           Age Weighted Pupil Unit

CAF              Common Assessment Framework

CP                Child Protection

CPD             Continuing Professional Development

CPR             Child Protection Register

CRB             Criminal Records Bureau

CYPS           Children and Young People's Services

DfE               Department for Education

DPA              Data Protection Act

DT                Design and Technology

EAB              Education Advisory Board

EAL              English as an Additional Language

EBacc           English Baccalaureate

EBD              Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

ECM             Every Child Matters

EOS             Educated Off-Site

EWO            Education Welfare Officer

 FE               Further Education

FFT              Fischer Family Trust

FS                Foundation Stage

FSM             Free School Meals

FT                Full-time

FTE              Fixed Term Exclusion

G&T             Gifted and Talented

GCSE           General Certificate of Secondary Education

GTC             General Teaching Council

GTP             Graduate Teacher Programme

H & S           Health and Safety

HE               Higher Education

HLTA            Higher Level Teaching Assistant

HMCI            Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector

HMI              Her Majesty’s Inspectorate

HR                Human Resources

 IAP              Individual Action Plan

IBP               Individual Behaviour Plan

ICT               Information and Communication Technology

IEP               Individual Education Plan

IiP                Investors in People

INSET           In-Service Education and Training

IQ                Intelligence Quotient

ISA              Independent Safeguarding Authority

IT                Information Technology

ITT              Initial Teacher Training

LA                Local Authority

LAC              Looked after Children

LEA              Local Education Authority

LL                 Learning Leader

LMS              Local Management of Schools

LSCB            Local Safeguarding Children’s Board

MFL              Modern Foreign Language

NC                National Curriculum

NCSL            National College for School Leadership

NEET            Not in Education, Employment or Training

NGA             National Governors Association

NGC             National Governors Council

NGfL             National Grid for Learning

NOR             Number (of pupils) on Roll

NPQH           National Professional Qualifications for Headship

NQT             Newly Qualified Teacher

NUT             National Union of Teachers

NVQ             National Vocational Qualifications

OFSTED        Office for Standards in Education

 PAN             Published Admission Number

PE                Physical Education

PGCE           Post Graduate Certificate of Education

PLASC          Pupil Level Annual School Census

PM               Performance Management

PPA              Planning, Preparation and Assessment

PRU              Pupil Referral Unit

PSCHE          Personal, Social, Citizenship & Health Education

PT                Part-time

PTA              Parent Teacher Association

PTR              Pupil/Teacher Ratio

QCA             Qualification and Curriculum Authority

QTS             Qualified Teacher Status

R&R             Recruitment and Retention

RAISE          Reporting and Analysis for Improvement through School Self- 

                   Evaluation (online)

RAP              Raising Attainment Plan

RE                Religious Education

SA                School Action

SA+              School Action Plus

SEAL            Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

SEF              Self Evaluation Form

SEN&D         Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

SENCO         Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SFVS            Schools Financial Value Standard

SIP               School Improvement Plan

SLA              Service Level Agreement

SLT              Senior Leadership Team

SpLD            Specific Learning Difficulties

SS                Social Services

TA                Teaching Assistant

TES              Times Educational Supplement

TUPE            Transfer of Undertaking Protection of Employment

UPN             Unique Pupil Number

VA                Voluntary Aided

VC                Voluntary Controlled

VI                 Visually Impaired

VLE               Virtual Learning Environment

YOT              Youth Offending Team