Glossary of Abbreviations

These are commonly used abbreviations in our school.

Abbreviation

Description

AAP Attendance Advisory Practitioner
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
AFL Assessment for learning
AO Administrative Officer – Lin Erskine
AOS Autism Outreach Service
APS Average Point Score
ARE Age Related Expectations
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder
BESD Behavioural Emotional & Social Difficulties
BSS Behaviour Support Service
CAF Common Assessment Form
CAMHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health
CAST Child and Adolescent Support Team
CBEC Cranbourne Business & Enterprise College
CLIC Counting, Learn Its, It's nothing new, Calculations
COP Code of Practice
CP Child Protection
C of E Church of England
DCD Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
DFE Department for Education
DHT Deputy Head Teacher
DT Designated Teacher for looked after children
DT Design Technology
EAL English as an Additional Language
EIS Education Inclusion Services
ELSA Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
EMTAS Ethnic, Minority & Traveller Achievement Service
EP Education Psychologist
EW Education Welfare
EY Early Years 
EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage – Yr R
FS Foundation Stage – Nursery (FS1) and Reception (FS2)
FSM Free School Meals
GR Guided Reading
HI Hearing Impairment
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant
H&S Health & Safety
HFW High Frequency Words
HT Head Teacher
IBP Individual Behaviour Plan
ICSS Individual Children Support Service (Early Years)
ICT Information Communication Technology
IEP Individual Education Plans
INSET In-service Education and Training
ISR In School Review
IWB Interactive white boards
JRSO Junior Road Safety Officers
KS1 Key Stage 1 – Infants yrs 1 & 2
KS2 Key Stage 2 – Juniors Yrs 3 – 6
LA Local Authority
LAC Looked after child
LO Learning Objective
LSA Learning Support Assistant
LSS Learning Support Service
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty
NC National Curriculum
NOR Number on Role
NQT Newly Qualified Teacher
NS Next Steps
OFSTED Office for standards in education
OT Occupational Therapist
PE Physical Education
PEP Personal Education Plan
PPA Planning Preparation Assessment
PSA Parent Support Assistant
PSHE Physical Social Health Education
PTA Parent Teacher Association
QMC Queen Mary's College
RUCSAC Read, Understand, Calculate, Solving, and Check
SALT Speech & Language Therapy
SLT Speech and Language Therapist
S & L Speech and Language
SATS Statutory Assessment Tests
SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
SIP School Improvement Plan
TAC Team Around the Child
VA Voluntary Aided
WAHO Working at Home Opportunity