Jargon Busters

Jargon Buster

In Education there is a tendency to use acronyms when sharing information. The following list explains what some of the more common acronyms used mean. Please get in touch if you need to know the meaning of anything not written below.

ASD

Autistic   Spectrum Disorder

DCFS

Department   for Children, Families and Schools

EWO

Education   Welfare Officer

EYFS

Early   Years Foundation Stage

F1

Foundation   1 (Nursery)

F2

Foundation   2 (Reception)

FSM

Free   School Meals

H&S

Health   and Safety

HLTA

Higher   Level Teaching Assistant

IBP

Individual   Behaviour Plan

INSET

In-Service   Training

KS1

Key   Stage 1

KS2

Key   Stage 2

LA

Local   Authority

MLD

Moderate   Learning Difficulties

PHSCE

Personal,   Health, Social  and Citizenship   Education

PPA

Planning,   Preparation, Assessment

OFSTED

Office   for Standards in Education

RE

Religious   Education

SATs

Standard   Assessment Tests

ADP

Academy   Development Plan

SENCO

Special   Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SEF

Self   Evaluation Form

SLT

Senior   Leadership Team

TA

Teaching   Assistant

SEND

Special   Educational Needs and Disabilities

 

 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) acronyms

 

Broad Area   of Need

Types

Communication   and Interaction (C&I)

Speech,   Language and Communication needs (SLCN)

Autistic Spectrum   Disorder (ASD)

 

 

 

Cognition   and Learning (C&L)

Moderate   Learning Difficulties (MLD)

 

Severe   Learning Difficulties (SLD)

 

Support in all areas of the curriculum and   associated difficulties in mobility and communication

Profound   and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

 

Complex learning difficulty with physical   disability or sensory impairment

Specific   Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

 

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia

Social,   Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)

Replaces   Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD)

 

 

 

Sensory   and/or Physical needs (S&P)

Visual   Impairment (VI)

 

Hearing   Impairment (HI)

 

Multi-Sensory   Impairment (MSI)

 

Combination of hearing and visual   impairments

Physical   Disability (PD)

 

The following document replaces the IEP – Individual Education Plan

 

SEN Support plan – Special Educational Needs Support plan

 

The following document replaces the statement

 

EHC plan – Education and Health Care plan

 

The following document is for those with medical needs

 

IHC plan - Individual and Health Care plan