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ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
ARE Age Related Expectation
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder
CAF Common Assessment Framework
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection
CiC Child in Care
CLA Child Looked After
CP Child Protection
CPD Continuing Professional Development
DBS Disclosure and Barring Service
DfE Department for Education
DT Design and Technology
DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead
EAL English as an Additional Language
EHCP Education, Health Care Plan
EP Educational Psychologist
EWO Education Welfare Officer
EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage
FS1 Foundation Stage 1 – Nursery
FS2 Foundation Stage 2 – Reception
FSM Free School Meals
HI Hearing Impaired
HMI Her Majesty’s Inspector
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant
IBP Individual Behaviour Plan
ICT Information and Communication Technology
IEP Individual Education Plan
INSET In-Service Education and Training
LA Local Authority
MFL Modern Foreign Language
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties
KS1 Key Stage 1 – Pupils in Year 1 and 2
KS2 Key Stage 2 – Pupils in Year 3 to Year 6
LAC Looked After Child
LSA Learning Support Assistant
MSI Multi-sensory Impairment
NQT Newly Qualified Teacher
OFSTED Office for Standards in Education
OT Occupational Therapy
PP Pupil Premium
PPA Planning, Preparation and Assessment
PD Physical Difficulty
PE Physical Education
PLMD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
PSCHE Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education
QTS Qualified Teacher Status
RE Religious Education
SALT Speech and Language Therapy
SATs Standard Assessment Tests
SDP School Development Plan
SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
SENDCo Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator
SEMH Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN Speech, Language and Communication Need
SLD Severe Learning Difficulties
SIP School Improvement Plan
SMSA School Meals Supervisory Assistant
SLT Senior Leadership Team
SPaG Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulties
TAC Team Around the Child
VI Visual Impairment
VLE Virtual Learning Environment