Jargon Buster

The world of education is crammed full of acronyms and abbreviation that can be mind boggling.

I have listed many common ones below. If you come across an acronym that are not listed below let us know so that we can add to this list. Thank you.

  • ADD    Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • AOB    Any Other Business
  • ARE    Age Related Expectations
  • ASAP    As Soon as Possible
  • ASD    Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • BAND    Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare
  • BCSB     Bristol council safeguarding board
  • BME    Black and Minority Ethnic
  • Bristol Standard    Self-evaluation framework for Early years
  • British Values    Democracy, rule of law, liberty, respect, tolerance
  • Channel Panel    Multi-agency approach to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism
  • CIC    Child in Care
  • CIN    Children In Need
  • CP    Child Protection
  • CSE     Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Cursive    Written with the characters joined
  • EAL    English Additional Language
  • Early Help    Means taking action to support early in the life of a problem
  • Ed Psych     Educational Phycologist
  • EduCare    Training Organisation
  • EHCP    Educational Health Care Plan
  • EWO     Education Welfare Officer
  • EYFS    Early Years Foundation Stage
  • EYP    Early Years Practitioner
  • FGM    Female Genital Mutilation
  • First Response     To raise a concern about a child or young person.
  • FSM    Free School Meals
  • GBV    Gender Based Violence
  • GRT    Gypsy, Roma, Traveller
  • LSA    Learning Support Assistant
  • Makaton    language programme using signs and symbols
  • MHWB    Mental Health and Well being
  • Ofsted    Office for Standards in Education
  • PD     Physical Development
  • PDP    Personal Development Plan
  • PE    Physical Education
  • Phonics    A method for teaching reading and writing
  • Prevent     Safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism
  • PSHE    Personal, Social and Health Education
  • PTO    Please Turn Over
  • Pupil premium    Additional funding for disadvantaged Children
  • QIF    Quality Inspection Framework
  • Radicalisation     Adopting radical positions on political or social issues
  • RE    Religious Education
  • SALT    Speech and Language Therapist
  • SDP    School Development Plan
  • SEN    Special Educational Needs
  • SENCo    Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • SLT    Senior Leadership Team
  • SW     Social Worker
  • TA    Teaching Assistant
  • TAF    Team Around the Family
  • TBC    To be Confirmed
  • TM    Team Meeting