Sometimes we use abbreviations in our documents . We hope this helps explain some of them.
AfL Assessment for Learning.
BfL Behaviour for Learning.
EAL English as an Additional Language Refers to children whose first language is not English and who may not yet be speaking English fluently or even at all.
EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage
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.
FSM Free School Meals
G & T Gifted and Talented
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant
ITT Initial Teacher Training
KS1 Key Stage 1 covers Year 1 and Year 2
KS2 Key Stage 2 covers Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6
LA Local Authority
IEP Individual Education Plan
MFL Modern Foreign Languages
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties
NN Nursery Nurse
NQT Newly Qualified Teacher
PE Physical Education
PPA Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time for teachers
PSHE Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education
QTS Qualified Teacher Status
RE Religious Education
SATs Standard Attainment Tests/Tasks National Curriculum Tests and Tasks which take place at the end Y2 and Y6.
SBM School Business Manager
SEN Special Educational Needs Provision Support for pupils with learning difficulties.
SENCO Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
SLD Severe Learning Difficulties
SLT Senior Leadership Team
TA Teaching Assistant