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Summary of terminology



AST           Advanced Skills Teacher

CPD          Continuing Professional Development

CRB          Criminal Records Bureau

EAL          English as an Additional Language

EFL           English as a Foreign Language

EM            Ethnic Minority

EP            Educational Psychologist

EWO        Education Welfare Officer

EYFS        Early Years Foundation Stage

FGB         Full Governors’ Board

FMSiS     Financial Management Standards in Schools

GEL         Governors’ E-Learning

HLTA       Higher Level Teaching Assistant

HSE         Health and Safety Executive

ICT           Information and Communication Technology

INSET      In-Service Education and Training

IT             Information Technology

KS            Key Stage

LA           Local Authority

LAC         Looked After Children

LEA         Local Education Authority

LT            Leadership Team

MDMS    Mid-day Meals Supervisor

NGfL       National Grid for Learning

NQT        Newly Qualified Teacher

PAN        Published Admission Number

PM          Performance Management

PPA        Planning, Preparation and Assessment

PRP        Performance Related Pay

PTA        Parent/Teacher Association

Q&S       Quality and Standards

RAISEonline     Reporting and Analysis for Improvement through School Self-


SATs       Standard Assessment Tasks

SDP        School Development Plan

SEF         Self-Evaluation Form

SEN        Special Educational Needs

SENCo   Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SIMS      School Information Management Systems

SIP         School Improvement Partner

SLA        Service Level Agreement

SLE       Specialist Leader in Education

SPAG     Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

TA          Teaching Assistant

TAC        Team around the Child

TLR         Teaching and Learning Responsibility Payment

UFSM    Universal Free School Meals

WSCC    West Sussex County Council

WSGFL   West Sussex Grid for Learning







EAL           English as an Additional Language

EYFS         Early Years Foundation Stage

FSM          Free School Meals

KS1           Key Stage 1

KS2           Key Stage 2

RAISEonline   Reporting and Analysis for Improvement through School Self-


SEN           Special Educational Needs

WB           Working within Standards (Beginning)

WD           Working within Standards (Developing)

WS            Working within Standards (Securing)





BI              Being Imaginative

C&L          Communication and Language

EAD          Expressive Art and Design

EUM         Exploring using Medium materials

GLD          Good Level of Development

HS             Health and Self-care

LA             Listening and Attention

MF           Managing Feelings and Behaviour

MH          Moving and Handling

MR           Making Relationships

PC             People and Communities

PD            Physical Development

PSED        Personal, Social and Emotional Development

SC-SA       Self Confidence, Self Awareness

SSM         Shape, Space, Measure

UTW        Understanding the World



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