Education-related Acronyms



A

AAN

Approved Admission Number

ABE

Adult Basic Education

ACE

Advisory Centre for Education

ACFHE

Association of Colleges of Further and Higher Education

ACG

Annual Capital Guidelines

ACPC

Area Child Protection Committee

ACS

Average Class Size

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

AE

Adult Education

AEB

Associated Examining Board

AEC

Adult Education College

AEN

Additional Education Need

AEP

Association of Educational Psychologists

AFC

Association for Colleges

AFF

AfL

Alternative Funding Formula

Assessment for Learning

AMG

Annual Maintenance Grant

AMP

Asset Management Plan

APL

APP

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Assessing Pupil Progress

APS

Assisted Places Scheme

ASB

Aggregated Schools Budget (ref LMS)

ASE

Association for Science Education

AST

Advanced Skills Teacher

AT

Attainment Targets

ATL

Association of Teachers and Lecturers

AVA

Audio Visual Aids

AWPU

Age Weighted Pupil Unit

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B

BDA

British Dyslexia Association

BEMAS

British Educational Management and Administration Society

BN

Basic Need

BSP

Behaviour Support Plan

BTEC

Business and Technical Education Council

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C

CandBPS

Careers and Business Partnership

CAD

Computer Aided/Assisted Learning

CARE

Christian Action Research and Education

CASE

Campaign for the Advancement of State Education

CATE

Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

CDT

Craft, Design and Technology

CET

Council for Education and Training

CFE

College of Further Education

CFF

Common Funding Formula

CGLI

CIE

City and Guilds of London Institute

Cambridge International Examinations

CIPFA

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting

Cmnd

Command Paper

CNAA

Council for National Academic Awards

COP

CPD    

Code of Practice

Continuing Professional Development

CPS

Common Pay Spine (or Scale)

CRAC

Careers Research and Advisory Centre

CRE

Commission for Racial Equality

CTC

City Technology College

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D

DDA

Disability Discrimination Act

DfEE

Department for Education and Employment (now DfE)

DfES

Department for Education and Skills (now DfE)

DfE

Department for Education

DHA

District Health Authority

DMS

Diploma in Management Studies

DoE

Department of the Environment

DOE

Director of Education

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E

EAL

English as an Additional Language

EAZ

Education Action Zone

EBD

Emotional and Behavioural Disorder

EBN

Education Development Plan

EFL

English as a Foreign Language

ELAS

Education Law Association

Em.Dist.

Emotionally Disturbed

EMIE

Education Management Information Exchange

EOC

Equal Opportunities Commission

EOTAS

Education Other than at School (Education otherwise)

EP

Educational Psychologist

EPIC

Education Policy Information Service

ERA

Education Reform Act 1988

ESG

ESL    

Education Support Grant

English as a Second Language

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESRC

Economic and Social Research Council

EWO

Education Welfare Officer

EWS

Education Welfare Service

EYDP

Early Years Development Plan

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F

FDN

Foundation

FE

Form of Entry (30 pupils)

FE

Further Education

FEFC

FS 1,2

Further Education Funding Council

Foundation Stage 1,2

FT

Full-time

FTE

Full-time Equivalent

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G

GCE

General Certificate of Education (A and AS levels)

GCSE

General Certificate of Secondary Education

GMS

Grant Maintained Status (now "defunct")

GNVQ

General National Vocational Qualification

GO-EAST

Government Office for the East of England

GRE

Grant Related Expenditure

GSB

General Schools Budget (ref. LMS)

GTC

G&T

General Teaching Council

Gifted and Talented

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H

H&S

Health and Safety

HE

Higher Education

HEADLAMP

Headteachers' Leadership and Management Programmes

HMC

Head Masters Conference

HMCI

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector

HMI

Her Majesty's Inspectorate

HMSO

Her Majesty's Stationery Office (now TSO)

HNC

Higher National Certificate

HND

Higher National Diploma

HOD

Head of Department

HOY

Head of Year

H-SA

Home-School Agreement

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I

ICP

Information & Communication Technology

ICT

Information & Communication Technology

IEB

Interim Education Board

IEP

IGCSE        

Individual Education Plan

International General Certificate of Secondary Education

IiP

Investors in People

INSET

In-Service Education and Training

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

ISB

Individual Schools Budget

ISCG

Institution for School and College Governors

ISandT

Information Systems and Technology

IT

Information Technology

ITT

Initial Teacher Training

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J

JNC

Joint National Council

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K

KIT

Keeping In Touch

KITT

Keeping In Touch with Teaching

KS1,2,3,4

KWL

Key Stage 1,2,3,4

Know - Want to Know – Learned

K-W-L is an introductory strategy that provides a structure for recalling what students know about a topic, noting what students want to know, and finally listing what has been learned and is yet to be learned.

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L

LEA

Local Education Authority

LEAWARDS

Local Education Authority Awards System

LMS

Local Management of Schools

LPSH

Leadership Programme for Serving Headteacher

LSA

Learning Support Assistant

LSB

Local Schools' Budget

LSC

Learning & Skills Council

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M

MAGT

MCI

MFL

More Able Gifted and Talented

Management Charter Initiative

Modern Foreign Languages

MH

Mentally Handicapped

MISE

Management Information Systems in Education

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulties

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N

NAACE

National Association of Advisers for Computers in Education

NACYS

National Advisory Council for Youth Services

NAFE

Non-Advanced Further Education

NAGC

National Association of Gifted Children

NAGM

National Association of Governors and Managers

NAHT

National Association of Head Teachers

NAI

Non Accidental Injury

NAEIAC

National Association of Educational Inspectors, Advisers and Consultants

NAO

National Audit Office

NAPE

National Association for Primary Education

NASEN

National Association for Special Educational Needs

NASMO

National Association of School Meals Organisers

NASUWT

National Association of School Masters Union of Women Teachers

NATFHE

National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education

NC

National Curriculum

NCER

National Consortium for Examination Results

NCET

National Council of Educational Technology

NCPTA

National Confederation of Parent Teacher Association

NCVQ

National Council for Vocational Qualifications

NDS

New Deal for Schools

NFER

National Foundation for Educational Research

NGC

National Governors Council

NGFL

National Grid for Learning

NIACE

National Institute of Adult Continuing Education

NJC

National Joint Committee

NLS

National Literacy Strategy

NNEB

National Nursery Examination Board

NNP

National Numeracy Project

NOF

New Opportunities Fund

NOR

Number of Roll (ref Pupils)

NPFA

National Playing Fields Association

NPQH

National Professional Qualification for Headship

NPS

National Pay Spine (teachers)

NQT

Newly Qualified Teachers

NTA

Non-Teaching Assistant

NUS

National Union of Students

NUT

National Union of Teachers

NVQ

National Vocational Qualifications

NVYOs

National Voluntary Youth Organisations

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O

OFSTED

Office for Standards in Education

OHMCI

Department for Her Majesty's Chief Inspector

ONC

Ordinary National Certificate

OND

Ordinary National Diploma

OU

Open University

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P

PAL

Published Admissions Limit

PANDA

Performance and Assessment Reports

PAPB

Positive Approaches to Pupil Behaviour

PAT

PD

Professional Association of Teachers

Professional Development

PGCE

Post Graduate Certificate of Education

PGR

Parent Governor Representative

PH

Physically Handicapped

PI

Performance Indicators

PICSI

Pre-Inspection Context and School Indicators

PMLD

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PPA

Pre-School Playgroups Association

PPS

Parent Partnership Service

PRP

Performance - Related Pay

PRU

Pupil Referral Unit

PS

Partially Sighted

PSB

Potential Schools Budget (ref LMS)

PSE/

Personal and Social/

PSHE

Personal, Social & Health Education

PSI

Policy Studies Institute

PT

Part Time

PTA

PTM

Parent Teacher Association

Parent Teacher Meeting

PTR

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

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Q

QCA

Qualifications & Curriculum Authority

QTS

Qualified Teacher Status

QUAD

Questions Answers Details Source. Framework that can be used effectively to help children structure and record their thinking. 

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R

RANSC

Records of Achievement National Steering Committee

RE

Religious Education

RgI/RI

Registered Inspector (OFSTED)

RISE

Research and Information State Education Trust

ROA

Records of Achievement

ROLO

Record of Learning Outcomes

RSA

Royal Society of Arts

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S

SACRE

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

SAI

Schools Access Initiative

SATS

Standard Attainment Tasks

SCA

Supplementary Credit Approval

SCAA

School Curriculum and Assessment Authority

SCD

Severe Communication Difficulties

SCEA

Service Children's Education Authority

SCITT

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

SDP

School Development (Now SIP) Plan

SEN

Special Educational Needs

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SENTs

Special Educational Needs Tribunals

SEO

Society of Education Officers

SFM

Standard Figure of Maintenance

SHA

Secondary Heads Association

SI

Statutory Instrument

SILO

School Industry Liaison Officer

SIP

School Improvement Plan (formerly SDP)

SLA

School Library Association

SLD

Severe Learning Difficulties

SLS

SLT                            

School Library Service

Senior Leadership Team

SMT

Senior Management Team

SN

Standard Number

SOC

School Organisation Committee

SOP

School Organisation Plan

SRB

Single Regeneration Budget

SSA

Standard Spending Assessment

SSFA

School Standard & Framework Act 1998

STA

Specialist Teacher Assistant

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T

TAG

TA    

Thurrock Association of Governors

Teaching Assistant

TASC

Teaching as a Second Career

TASC

Thurrock Association of Schools & Colleges

TBC

Thurrock (Borough) Council

TCR

Teacher Contact Ratio

TDLB

Training and Development Lead Body Standards (GNVQ)

TEC

Training and Enterprise Council

TEED

Training Enterprise and Education Directorate

TEFL

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

TES

Times Educational Supplement

TESOL

Teaching English of Speakers of Other Languages

TPHA

Thurrock Primary Headteachers Association

TQM

Total Quality Management

TSO

The Stationery Office (formerly HMSO)

TTA

Teacher Training Agency

TUPE

Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment

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U

U3A

University of the 'Third Age

UCAS

University and College Admissions Service

UNISON

The Union for Local Government Employees

UPN

Unique Pupil Number

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V

VA

Voluntary Aided

VC

Voluntary Controlled

VI

Visually Impaired

VFM

Value for Money

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Y

YOS

Youth Offending Service

YS

Youth Service

 


--thurrock.gov.uk

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