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This page contains a glossary of common education and education related terminology.
 
 
BSE
Behaviour, Social and Emotional
 
EAL
English as an Additional Language - Refers to children whose first language(s) is/ are not English and who may not yet be speaking English fluently.

EYFS
Early Years Foundation Stage - A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age.

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.
 
ESOL
English for Speakers of Other Languages as a Second or Other Language - If English is not your main language you can take park in a course to help you improve your English.  These courses are also called ESOL.
 
FSM
Free School Meals

 MAT
More Able and Talented
 
INSET
In Service Education and Training
 
KS1
Key Stage 1: 5-7 years old
 
KS2
Key Stage 2: 7-11 years old
 
LA
Local Authority
 
MFL
Modern Foreign Languages
 
MLD
Moderate Learning Difficulties
 
NQT
Newly Qualified Teacher
 
PE
Physical Education
 
PPA
Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time
 
PSHE
Personal, Social, Health and Assessment Time
 
RE
Religious Education
 
SAT’s
Standard Attainment Tests/ Tasks - National Curriculum Tests and Tasks which take place at the end of Key stage 1 and at the end of Key Stage 2.
 
DSEN
Disabilities and Special Educational Needs - Support for pupils with disabilities and learning difficulties.
 
DSENCo
Disabilities and Special Educational needs Co-ordinator
 
SLT
Senior Leadership Team