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Education and Schools Acronyms and Common Terms

In Education there is a tendency to use acronyms when sharing both written and verbal information. The following list has been created to try to explain what some of the more common acronyms used mean.

CPO

Child Protection Officer

DFE

Department for Education

EWO

Education Welfare Officer

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage

FSM

Free School Meals

H&S

Health and Safety

HLTA

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

IEP

Individual Education Plan

INSET

In-Service Training

KS1

Key Stage 1

KS2

Key Stage 2

LA

Local Authority

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulties

NQT

Newly Qualified Teacher

NPQH

National Professional Qualification for Headship

PHSE

Personal, Health and Social Education

PPA

Planning, Preparation, Assessment

OFTSED

Office for Standards in Education

RE

Religious Education

SATs

Standard Assessment Tests

SIP

School Improvement Plan

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SLT

Senior Leadership Team

TA

Teaching Assistant

TLR

Teaching & Learning Responsibility

 

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