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    Useful glossary of educational abbreviations

     

     

    A glossary of many of the abbreviations and acronyms is

    provided below which you are likely to encounter in meetings.

    There is also an extra  alphabetical list at the end .

    ORGANISATIONS

    ACAS - Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service

    ACE - Advisory Centre for Education

    ADEW - Association of Directors of Education in Wales

    CES - Catholic Education Society

    CCET - Community Consortium for Education and Training

    CETW - Council for Education and Training Wales

    DDE - Diocesan Director of Education

    DCELLS - Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning & Skills

    DfE - Department for Education

    EFQM - European Foundation for Quality Management

    EHRC - Equality and Human Rights Commission

    ESRC - Economic and Social Research Council

    ESTYN* - Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales

    GTCW - General Teaching Council for Wales

    HMSO - Her Majesty’s Stationery Office

    HSE - Health & Safety Executive

    IIS - Independent Investigation Service

    LA - Local Authority

    NAC - National Assembly Commission

    NAfW - National Assembly for Wales

    NASEN - National Association for Special Educational Needs

    NCPTA - National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations

    NFER - National Foundation for Educational Research

    NGA - National Governors Association

    NGFL - National Grid for Learning

    NS - National Society

    OfSTED - Office for Standards in Education

    OPSI - Office of Public Section Information

    SNAP - Special Needs Advisory Project

    STRB - School Teacher Review Body

    TES - Times Educational Supplement

    WAG - Welsh Assembly Government

    WJEC - Welsh Joint Education Committee

    WLGA - Welsh Local Government Association

    * Estyn is not an acronym. It is a Welsh word meaning to reach/extend May 2011

    LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY

    CEO - Chief Education Officer

    CSO - Chief Schools Officer

    DOE - Director of Education

    ESP - Education Strategic Plans

    EWO - Education Welfare Officer

    GSU - Governor Support Unit

    ITT - Initial Teacher Training

    LAC - Looked After Children

    NNEB - National Nursery Examination Board

    PGR - Parent Governor Representative

    PRU - Pupil Referral Unit

    SSA - Standard Spending Assessment

    VA - Value Added

    INSPECTION

    HMI - Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools

    PIC - Pre-Inspection Commentary

    RI - Reporting Inspector

    SAP - School Action Plan

    SER - Self-Evaluation Report

    UNIONS

    ASCL - Association of School and College Leaders

    ATL - Association of Teachers and Lecturers

    GMB - Britain’s General Union

    NAHT - National Association of Headteachers

    NASUWT - National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers

    NUT - National Union of Teachers

    UCAC - National Association of Teachers in Wales

    UNISON - Union of Public Service Employees

    UNITE * - Union formed by the merger of T&G and Amicus

    Voice * - The Union for Education Professionals

    * Not an acronym

    LEGISLATION/INITIATIVES

    CRB - Criminal Records Bureau

    DDA - Disability Discrimination Act

    ELLC - Education and Lifelong Learning Committee

    FOIA - Freedom of Information Act

    IIP - Investors in People

    ISA - Independent Safeguarding Authority

    PFI - Private Finance Initiative

    SENDA - Special Education Needs and Disability Act

    SI - Statutory Instrument

    SSFA - Schools Standard and Framework Act

    SENDIST - Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

    STP&CD - School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document May 2011

    SCHOOL-RELATED/GENERAL

    ‘A’ Level - Advanced Level

    ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder

    ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    AEN - Additional Educational Needs

    ALS - Additional Literary Support

    ALN - Additional Learning Needs

    ALNCO - Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator

    AN - Admission Number

    APM - Annual Parents’ Meeting

    APR - Annual Parents’ Report

    APG - Associate Pupil Governors

    ‘AS’ Level - Advanced Subsidiary Level

    AT - Attainment Target

    AWPU - Age-Weighted Pupil Unit

    BSF - Better Schools Fund

    BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council

    CIF - Common Inspection Framework

    CFR - Consistent Financial Reporting

    CPD - Continual Professional Development

    CSI - Core Subject Indicator

    EAL - English as an Additional Language

    EBD - Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

    EMAs - Education Maintenance Allowances

    EMAS - Ethnic Monitoring Advisory Service

    EPD - Early Professional Development

    EWO - Education Welfare Officer

    FE - Further Education

    FEI - Further Education Institution

    FSM - Free School Meals

    FTE - Full Time Equivalent

    GB - Governing Body

    GCE - General Certificate of Education

    GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education

    GNVQ - General National Vocational Qualification

    HE - Higher Education

    HLTA - Higher Level Teacher Assistant

    HOD - Head of Department

    HOY - Head of Year

    HSA - Home-School Agreement

    ICT - Information Communications Technology

    IEP - Individual Education Plan

    INSET - In-Service Education and Training

    ISF - Innovative Schools Fund

    ISR - Individual School Range

    ITT - Initial Teacher Training

    KS - Key Stage

    LAC - Looked After Children

    LAP - Language and Play May 2011

    SCHOOL-RELATED/GENERAL

    LPSH - Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers

    LSA - Learning Support Assistant

    MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulties

    MFL - Modern Foreign Languages

    NC - National Curriculum

    NDC - National Data Collection

    NOR - Number on Roll

    NPQH - National Professional Qualification for Headship

    NQT - Newly Qualified Teacher

    NRA - National Record of Achievement

    NVQ - National Vocational Qualification

    OSHL - Out of School Hours Learning

    PGCE - Post-Graduate Certificate of Education

    PHIP - Professional Headship Induction Programme

    PI - Performance Indicator

    PLC - Professional Learning Community

    PLASC - Pupil Level Annual School Census

    PPA - Preparation, Planning and Assessment time

    PRP - Performance Related Pay

    PSHE - Personal, Social and Health Education

    PTA - Parent Teacher Association

    PTR - Pupil Teacher Ratio

    QTS - Qualified Teacher Status

    RE - Religious Education

    ROA - Record of Achievement

    SATs - Standard Assessment Tasks

    SBIG - School Buildings Improvement Grant

    SDP - School Development Plan

    SEF - School Effectiveness Framework

    SEN - Special Educational Needs

    SENCO - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

    SIMS - School Information and Management System

    SIP - School Improvement Plan

    SL - Subject Leader

    SLA - Service Level Agreement

    SLD - Severe Learning Difficulties

    SLMs - School Leadership Modules

    SMT - Senior Management Team

    STA - Statutory Teacher Assessments

    S3i - Supported School Self-Improvement

    TLR - Teaching and Learning Responsibility

    UPN - Unique Pupil Number

    UPS - Upper Pay Scale

    VA - Voluntary-Aided

    VC - Voluntary Controlled

    WED - Welsh Examinations Database

    WIMD - Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation

    WRE - Work Related Education

     

    A

    • AAC

     

    Alternative Augmented Communication

    • ABC

     

    Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence

    • ABE

     

    Adult Basic Education

    • ACE

     

    Aiding Communication in Education

    • ACPC

     

    Area Child Protection Committee

    • ADD

     

    Attention Deficit Disorder

    • ADHD

     

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    • ADO

     

    Adult Dyslexia Organisation

    • ADS

     

    Adult Dyslexia Support

    • AEN

     

    Additional Educational Needs

    • AFASIC

     

    Association for All Speech Impaired Children

    • AfL

     

    Assessment for Learning

    • AGD

     

    Advisory Group on Disability

    • AGT

     

    Able, Gifted and Talented

    • AIM

     

    Autism in Mind

    • ALD

     

    Adults with Learning Difficulties

    • ALL

     

    Accreditation for Life and Living

    • ALS

     

    Additional Learning Support

    • ALS

     

    Additional Literacy Support

    • AoL

     

    Assessment of Learning

    • APD

     

    Auditory Processing Disorder

    • ARB

     

    Area Resource Base

    • ARB

     

    Autistic Resource Base

    • ARC

     

    Annual Review Cycle

    • ARM

     

    Annual Review Meeting

    • ASD

     

    Autistic Spectrum Disorder

    • ASDAN

     

    Award Scheme Development And Accreditation Network

    • AST

     

    Advanced Skills Teacher

    • AT

     

    Attainment Target

    • AtW

     

    Access to Work

    • AUT

     

    Autistic Spectrum Disorder

    • AWCEBD

     

    Association of Workers for Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

    B

    • BAS

     

    British Ability Scales

    • BASIL

     

    Basic Skills for Inclusive Learning

    • BATOD

     

    British Association of Teachers of the Deaf

    • BDA

     

    British Dyslexia Association

    • BeCo

     

    Behaviour Coordinator

    • BECTa

     

    British Educational Communications & Technology Agency

    • BESD

     

    Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties

    • BEST

     

    Behaviour Education Support Team

    • BILD

     

    British Institute of Learning Disabilities

    • BIP

     

    Behaviour Improvement Programme

    • BIT

     

    Behavioural Inattention Test

    • BJSE

     

    British Journal of Special Education

    • BME

     

    Black and Minority Ethnic

    • BPS

     

    British Psychological Society

    • BPVS

     

    British Picture Vocabulary Scale

    • BSA

     

    Basic Skills Agency

    • BSF

     

    Building Schools for the Future

    • BSL

     

    British Sign Language

    • BSP

     

    Behaviour Support Plan

    • BSQM

     

    Basic Skills Quality Mark

    • BST

     

    Behaviour Support Team

    C

    • C&FS

     

    Child & Family Service

    • C&G

     

    City and Guilds

    • CA

     

    Classroom Assistant

    • CAF

     

    Common Assessment Framework

    • CAL

     

    Cognitive and Learning

    • CAMH

     

    Community & Adolescent Mental Health Service

    • CAP

     

    Communication Aids Project

    • CAST

     

    Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test

    • CATs

     

    Cognitive Ability Tests

    • CDC

     

    Child Development Centre

    • CDC

     

    Council for Disabled Children

    • CFCS

     

    Child and Family Consultation Service

    • CHEN

     

    Children with Mental Health and Educational Needs

    • CiC

     

    Children in Care

    • CiN

     

    Children in Need

    • CLA

     

    Children Looked After

    • CLD

     

    Complex Learning Difficulties

    • CMS

     

    Children’s Memory Scale

    • COG

     

    Cognitive Exceptional

    • CoP

     

    Code of Practice

    • CP

     

    Cerebral Palsy

    • CP

     

    Child Protection

    • CPA

     

    Child Protection Agency

    • CPD

     

    Continuing Professional Development

    • CPC

     

    Children in Public Care

    • CPR

     

    Child Protection Register

    • CRE

     

    Commission for Racial Equality

    • CReSTeD

     

    Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching

    • CRISP

     

    Criteria for Special Provision

    • CSIE

     

    Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education

    • CVC

     

    Consonant Vowel Consonant

    • CXS

     

    Connexions Service

    • CYPSP

     

    Children and Young People Strategic Partnership

    • CYPU

     

    Children and Young People's Unit

    D

    • DA

     

    Dyslexia Action

    • DAMP

     

    Deficit in Attention, Motor Processing and Perception

    • DAP

     

    Disability Action Plan

    • DAST

     

    Dyslexia Adult Screening Test

    • DCCAP

     

    Deaf Children’s Communication Aids Provision

    • DCSF

     

    Department for Children, Schools and Families

    • DDA

     

    Disability Discrimination Act

    • DED

     

    Disability Equality Duty

    • DEE

     

    Disability Equality in Education

    • DfES

     

    Department for Education & Skills

    • DI

     

    Dyslexia Institute (now Dyslexia Action)

    • DLO

     

    Disability Liaison Officer

    • DPAU

     

    Disability Policy Advisory Unit

    • DRC

     

    Disability Rights Commission

    • DRCA

     

    Disability Rights Commission Act

    • DRTF

     

    Disability Rights Task Force

    • DS

     

    Down Syndrome

    • DSA

     

    Disabled Student’s Allowance

    • DSD

     

    Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia)

    • DSP

     

    Designated Special Provision

    • DST

     

    Dyslexia Screening Test

    • DT

     

    Design and Technology

    E

    • EAL

     

    English as an Additional Language

    • EAZ

     

    Education Action Zone

    • EBD

     

    Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

    • EBP

     

    Education Business Partnership

    • ECM

     

    Every Child Matters

    • EMPSU

     

    Ethnic Minority Pupil Support Unit

    • ECYPPC

     

    Education of Children and Young People in Public Care

    • EDC

     

    Equality and Diversity Committee

    • EFL

     

    English as a Foreign Language

    • EiC

     

    Excellence in Cities

    • ELG

     

    Early Learning Goal

    • ELS

     

    Early Literacy Support

    • EMAG

     

    Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant

    • EMAS

     

    Ethnic Minority Achievement Service

    • EMS

     

    Education Management System

    • EMTAG

     

    Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Grant

    • EO

     

    Equal Opportunities

    • EOC

     

    Equal Opportunities Commission

    • EOTAS

     

    Education Other Than At School

    • EP

     

    Educational Psychologist

    • EPF

     

    Earmarked Pupil Funding

    • EPS

     

    Educational Psychology Service

    • ESL

     

    English as a Second Language

    • ESN

     

    Educationally Subnormal (obsolete)

    • ESOL

     

    English for Speakers of Other Languages

    • ESW

     

    Education Social Worker

    • EWA

     

    Educational Welfare Assistant

    • EWO

     

    Educational Welfare Officer

    • EY

     

    Early Years

    • EYA

     

    Early Years Action

    • EYAP

     

    Early Years Action Plus

    • EYCDP

     

    Early Years and Childcare Development Partnership

    • EYDCP

     

    Early Years Development and Childcare Plan

    • EYDP

     

    Early Years Development Partnership

    • EYIDP

     

    Early Years Inclusion Development Programme

    F

    • FAITH

     

    Focusing on Autism in the Home

    • FE

     

    Further Education

    • FLS

     

    Further Literacy Support

    • FS

     

    Foundation Stage

    • FPLD

     

    Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties

    • FSM

     

    Free School Meals

    • FSP

     

    Foundation Stage Profile

    G

    • G & T

     

    G & T Gifted and Talented

    • GDD

     

    Global Developmental Delay

    • GLD

     

    General Learning Difficulties

    • GLD

     

    Generic Learning Difficulty

    • GLD

     

    Gifted Learning Disabled

    • GLD

     

    Global Learning Delay

    • GLD

     

    Global Learning Difficulties

    • GCSE

     

    General Certificate of Secondary Education

    • GNVQ

     

    General National Vocational Qualification

    H

    • HD

     

    Huntington’s Disease

    • HD

     

    Hyperactivity Disorder

    • HE

     

    Higher Education

    • HEART

     

    Handling Emotions, Aggression and Restraint

    • HHEPRU

     

    Hospital and Home Education Pupil Referral Unit

    • HI

     

    Hearing Impairment

    • HLN

     

    Higher Level Needs

    • HLTA/HLSA

     

    Higher Level Teaching/SupportAssistants

    • HoD

     

    Head of Department

    • HoY

     

    Head of Year

    • HSA

     

    Home School Agreement

    • HT

     

    Head Teacher

    I

    • IAP

     

    Individual Action Plan

    • IBP

     

    Individual Behaviour Plan

    • ICT

     

    Information and Communications Technology

    • IDP

     

    Inclusion Development Programme

    • IEP

     

    Individual Education Plan

    • IES

     

    Inclusive Education Service

    • ILP

     

    Individual Learning Plan

    • ILS

     

    Integrated Learning System

    • INSET

     

    In Service Training

    • IPS

     

    Independent Parental Supporter

    • IPSEA

     

    Independent Panel for Special Education Advice

    • IQ

     

    Intelligence Quotient

    • IQM

     

    Inclusion Quality Mark

    • ISEY

     

    Inclusion Support Early Years

    • ISP

     

    Individual Support Plan

    • IT

     

    Information Technology

     

    • ITT

     

    Initial Teacher Training

    J

    • JCQ

     

    Joint Council for Qualifications

    K

    • KS

     

    Key Stage

    L

    • L&C

     

    Language and Communication

    • LA

     

    Local Authority

    • LAC

     

    Looked After Child

    • LADS

     

    Lucid Adult Dyslexia Screening

    • LAL

     

    Language & Literacy Centre

    • LASS

     

    Lucid Assessment Systems for Schools

    • LD

     

    Learning Difficulty

    • LDD

     

    Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

    • LEA

     

    Local Education Authority

    • LLP

     

    Lifelong Learning Plan

    • LS

     

    Learning Styles

    • LSA

     

    Learning and Skills Act

    • LSA

     

    Learning Support Assistant

    • LSC

     

    Learning and Skills Council

    • LSCWC

     

    Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check

    • LSP

     

    Learning Support Practitioner

    • LSS

     

    Learning Support Service

    • LSU

     

    Learning Support Unit

    • LSW

     

    Learning Support Worker

    • LTM

     

    Long Term Memory

    M

    • MA

     

    Modern Apprenticeship

    • MAGT

     

    More able, gifted and talented

    • MAP

     

    Multi-Agency Planning

    • MAT

     

    Most Able and Talented

    • MAT

     

    Multi-Agency Team

    • MBSS

     

    Medical and Behavioural Support Service

    • MDA

     

    Mid-day Assistant

    • MDS

     

    Mid-day Supervisor

    • MDT

     

    Multi-Disciplinary Team

    • MECSS

     

    Minority Ethnic Curriculum Support Service

    • MFL

     

    Modern Foreign Languages

    • MidYIS

     

    Middle Years Information System

    • MIN

     

    Meeting Individual Needs

    • MIS

     

    Management Information System

    • MLD

     

    Moderate Learning Difficulties

    • MND

     

    Motor Neurone Disease

    • MNSI

     

    Multi-needs sensory impairment

    • MPA

     

    Multi-Professional Assessment

    • MSA

     

    Midday Supervisory Assistant

    • MSI

     

    Multisensory Impairment

    N

    • NACE

     

    National Association for Able Children in Education

    • NAGC

     

    National Association for Gifted Children

    • NALDIC

     

    National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum

    • NAS

     

    National Autistic Society

    • NASEN

     

    National Association for Special Educational Needs

    • NATECLA

     

    National Association for Teachers of English and Community Languages

    • NC

     

    National Curriculum

    • NCB

     

    National Children’s Bureau

    • NERS

     

    National Exclusions Reporting System

    • NLS

     

    National Literacy Strategy

    • NLT

     

    National Literacy Trust

    • NMSS

     

    Non-maintained special school

    • NNEB

     

    Nursery Nurse

    • NNS

     

    National Numeracy Strategy

    • NP

     

    Named Person

    • NQT

     

    Newly Qualified Teacher

    • NSSEN

     

    Non-Statemented Special Educational Needs

    • NTA

     

    Non-Teaching Assistant

    O

    • ODD

     

    Oppositional Defiance Disorder

    • OfSTED

     

    Office for Standards in Education

    • OSCI

     

    Out of School Childcare Initiatives

    • OT

     

    • Occupational Therapy

    P

    •  PA

     

     

    Personal Adviser

    • PA

     

    Personal Assistant (Direct Payments)

    • PANDA

     

    Performance and Assessment Data

    • PAR

     

    Pupils At Risk

    • PASSIS

     

    Physical and Sensory Impairment Support Services

    • PAST

     

    Pupils Assessment and Support Team

    • PAT

     

    Phonological Abilities Test

    • PAT

     

    Phonological Awareness Training

    • PATOSS

     

    Professional Association of Teachers of SpLD Students

    • PCF

     

    Parent Carer Forum

    • PCT

     

    Primary Care Trust

    • PD

     

    Physical Difficulty

    • PDA

     

    Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome

    • PE

     

    Physical Education

    • PEACH

     

    Parents for the Early Intervention of Autism in Children

    • PECS

     

    Picture Exchange Communication System

    • PEP

     

    Personal Education Plan

    • PEVP

     

    Panel for Excluded and Vulnerable Pupils

    • PH

     

    Partial Hearing

    • PH

     

    Physically Handicapped

    • PHAB

     

    Phonological Assessment Battery

    • PHU

     

    Physically Handicapped Unit

    • PI

     

    Physically Impaired

    • PIE

     

    Plymouth Inclusive Education

    • PIO

     

    Pupil Inclusion Officer

    • PIT

     

    Pupil Inclusion Team

    • PIVATS

     

    Performance Indicators for Value Added Target Setting

    • PLASC

     

    Pupil Level Annual Schools Census

    • PMD

     

    Physical and Medical Difficulties

    • PMLD

     

    Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

    • PNI

     

    Physically and Neurologically Impaired

    • PoS

     

    Programme of Study

    • PPS

     

    Parent Partnership Scheme

    • PPSW

     

    Pupil Parent Support Worker

    • PRC

     

    Pupil Referral Centre

    • PREPS

     

    Pre School Educational Psychologist

    • PRP

     

    Pupil Referral Panel

    • PRU

     

    Pupil Referral Unit

    • PS

     

    Partially Sighted

    • P-Scale

     

    Performance (below NC level 1) Scale

    • PSD

     

    Personal and Social Development

    • PSHE

     

    Personal, Social and Health Education

    • PSI

     

    Physical and Sensory Impairment

    • PSLD

     

    Physical and Severe Learning Difficulties

    • PSP

     

    Pastoral Support Programme

    • PSS

     

    Pupil and School Support

    • PTSD

     

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    • PX

     

    Permanent Exclusion

    Q

    • QNST

     

    Quick Neurological Screening Test

    R

    • RA

     

    Reading Age

    • RAS

     

    Referral & Assessment Service

    • RCSLT

     

    Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

    • RE

     

    Religious Education

    • REMA

     

    Race Equality and Minority Achievement

    • RNIB

     

    Royal National Institute for the Blind

    • RNID

     

    Royal National Institute for the Deaf

    • RoA

     

    Record of Achievement

    S

    • S

     

    Statement (of Special Educational Needs)

    • S&L

     

    Speech and Language

    • SA

     

    School Action

    • SA

     

    Spelling Age

    • SA

     

    Statutory Assessment

    • SA

     

    Supervisory Assistant

    • SA+

     

    School Action Plus

    • SALT

     

    Speech and Language Therapist

    • SATs

     

    Standard Assessment Tasks

    • SCD

     

    Severe Communication Difficulties

    • SCLD

     

    Social communication and language disorder

    • SCRIP

     

    South Central Regional Inclusion Partnership

    • SCS

     

    Special Schools Consultancy Service

    • SEAL

     

    Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

    • SEAL

     

    Special Educational Advice Line

    • SEAL

     

    Service for English as an Additional Language

    • SEBD

     

    Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

    • SEBDA

     

    Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association

    • SEBS

     

    Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills

    • SEF

     

    Self Evaluation Form

    • SEN

     

    Special Educational Needs

    • SENATS

     

    SEN Advisory and Teaching Service

    • SENAWPU

     

    SEN Age Weighted Pupil Unit

    • SENCo

     

    Special Educational Needs Coordinator

    • SEND

     

    Special Educational Needs Database

    • SENDA

     

    Special Educational Needs and Disability Act

    • SENDIST

     

    Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

    • SENIMS

     

    Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools

    • SENIOS

     

    Special Educational Needs in Ordinary Schools

    • SENISS

     

    Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Support Service

    • SENJIT

     

    Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training

    • SENT

     

    Special Educational Needs Tribunal

    • SENTC

     

    Special Educational Needs Training Consortium

    • SEP

     

    Senior Educational Psychologist

    • SEU

     

    Social Exclusion Unit

    • SERF

     

    Special Education Resource Facility

    • SEWO

     

    Senior Education Welfare Officer

    • SfWL

     

    Skills for Working Life

    • SIMS

     

    Schools Information Management Systems

    • SIS

     

    Sensory Inclusion Service

    • SL

     

    Sensory Loss

    • SLCN

     

    Speech, Language and Communication Needs

    • SLD

     

    Severe Learning Difficulties

    • SLDD

     

    Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

    • SLI

     

    Specific Language Impairment

    • SLI

     

    Sign Language Interpreter

    • SLT

     

    Speech and Language Therapist

    • SLTA

     

    Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

    • SM

     

    Selective Mutism

    • SMART

     

    Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed

    • SMDS

     

    Schools Multi-Cultural Development Service

    • SMIRA

     

    Selective Mutism Information and Research Association

    • SN

     

    Special Needs

    • SNA

     

    Special Needs Assistant

    • SNAP

     

    Special Needs Accommodation Panel

    • SNAP

     

    Special Needs Active Partnership

    • SNAP

     

    Special Needs Activity Project

    • SNAP

     

    Special Needs Advisory Project

    • SNAP

     

    Special Needs Assessment Profile

    • SNIP

     

    Special Needs Improvement Plan

    • SNIP

     

    Special Needs Information Press

    • SNIPS

     

    Special Needs Interest Parents’ Support Group

    • SNSS

     

    Special Needs Support Service

    • SNST

     

    Special Needs Support Team

    • SoW

     

    Scheme of Work

    • SPD

     

    Semantic Pragmatic Disorder

    • SpLD

     

    Specific Learning Difficulties

    • SRP

     

    Statement Resources Panel

    • SS

     

    Special School

    • SS

     

    Standardised Score

    • SSA

     

    Special/Senior Support Assistant

    • SSE

     

    Sign Supported English

    • SSPD

     

    Sunderland Support for Parents with Disabilities

    • STA

     

    Specialist Teaching Assistant

    • STM

     

    Short Term Memory

    • SULP

     

    Social Use of Language Programme

    T

    • TA

     

    Teaching Assistant

    • TALENT

     

    Training Adult Literacy, EAL and Numeracy Teachers

    • TEFL

     

    Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

    • TES

     

    Traveller Education Service

    • TESOL

     

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    • TLR

     

    Teaching and Learning Responsibility

    • TS

     

    Thinking Skills

    • TS

     

    Tourette Syndrome

    U

    • UDP

     

    University Disability Plan for Students

    V

    • VAC

     

    Very Able Children

    • VAK

     

    Visual-Auditory-Kinaesthetic

    • VAS

     

    Voice activated software

    • VI

     

    Visual Impairment

    • VRQ

     

    Verbal Reasoning Quotient

    W

    • WBL

     

    Work Based Learning

    • WOND

     

    Wechsler Objective Numerical Dimensions

    • WORD

     

    Wechsler Objective Reading Dimensions

    • WRAT

     

    Wide Range Achievement Test

    X

     

    Y

    • YELLIS

     

    Year Eleven Information System

    • YIP

     

    Youth Inclusion Programme

    • YISP

     

    Youth Inclusion and Support Panels

    • YOT

     

    Youth Offending Team

    Z