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St Mary's R.C. Primary School

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Hemming Drive, Manchester, Lancashire M30 0FJ

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01617 894532

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stmaryseccles.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk

Acronym Glossary 

EDUCATION AND SCHOOLS ACRONYMS AND COMMON TERMS  

 

In Education there is a tendency to use acronyms when sharing both written and verbal information. The following list has been created to try to explain what some of the more common acronyms used mean.

 

CPO

  Child Protection Officer

DCFS

  Department for Children, Families and Schools

EWO

  Education Welfare Officer

EYFS

  Early Years Foundation Stage

FSM

  Free School Meals

H&S

  Health and Safety

HLTA

  Higher Level Teaching Assistant

ICT

  Information & Communication Technology

IEP

  Individual Education Plan

INSET

  In-Service Training

ISR

  Individual Salary Range

KS1

  Key Stage 1

KS2

  Key Stage 2

LA

  Local Authority

MLD

  Moderate Learning Difficulties

NQT

  Newly Qualified Teacher

NPQH

  National Professional Qualification for Headship

PHSE

  Personal, Health and Social Education

PPA

  Planning, Preparation, Assessment

PTA

  Parent Teacher Association

OfSTED

  Office for Standards in Education

RE

  Religious Education

ROA

  Record of Achievement

SATs

  Standard Assessment Tests

SIP

  School Improvement Plan

SENCO

  Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SLT

  Senior LeadershipTeam

TA

  Teaching Assistant

TLR

  Teaching & Learning Responsibility

VA

  Voluntary Aided School