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Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Below are some of the most commonly used terms and abbreviations for Moor End Academy

Authorities, Associations or Governing Bodies

DBS - Disclosure and Barring Service 

DfE - Department for Education - Formerly DfES, DfEE, DFE, DES 

NUT - National Union of Teachers 

NEU – National Education Union

OfSTED - Office for Standards in Education - The body which arranges and sets standards for school inspections 

SPA – South Pennine Academies

LAB – Local Academy Board

LA – Local Authority

EEF – Education Endowment Foundation

General Terms

PPA - Planning, Preparation & Assessment time

TA - Teacher Assessment

QA – Quality Assurance

SEF – Self Evaluation Form

PSP – Pastoral Support Plan

PM – Performance Management

CEIAG – Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance

PSHCE – Personal Social Health Citizenship Education

STaRS – Sociology, Theology and Relationships and Sexual Health - up to 2022

H&S – Health and Safety

PPG – Pupil Premium Grant

AWPU – Age-weighted Pupil Unit

DT – Detention

FTE – Fixed term Exclusion

PEX – Permanent Exclusion

MM – Managed move

PLC – Personalised Learning Centre

NLE – National Leader of Education

SLE – Specialist leader of Education

Key Stages, National Curriculum and Exams

A Level - Advanced level

AQA - Exam board formed from an amalgamation of former boards

EDEXCEL – Exam Board

OCR – Exam Board

CCEA – Exam Board

WJEC – Exam board

BTEC - Business Technology Education Council

EAL - English as an Additional Language - Formerly ESL - English as a Second Language

GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education

GNVQ - General National Vocational Qualification

KS1 - Key Stage 1 - Pupils in Years 1 & 2 (5-7 year olds)

KS2 - Key Stage 2 - Pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 (7-11 year olds)

KS3 - Key Stage 3 - Pupils in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 (11-14 year olds)

KS4 - Key Stage 4 - Pupils in Years 11 & 12 (14-16 year olds)

NVQ - National Vocational Qualification

SATs - Standard Assessment Tasks - National tests / tasks set by SCAA:

Special Educational Needs and Disability

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability

SEMH –Social  Emotional & Mental Health Needs

CI – Communication and Interaction Needs

CL – Cognition and Learning Needs

SP – Sensory and Physical Needs

EHCP – Educational Health Care Plan

IHCP – Individual Health care plan (children with a medical plan in school)

SEN - Learning difficulties for when a child needs special educational help - www.dfes.gov.uk/sen

SENCO - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SLD / SpLD - Severe Learning Difficulties eg. Dyslexia, Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, Dyspraxia.

VI – Visual Impairment

Moor End Academy Role Abbreviations

CEO – Chief Executive Officer

CLAB – Chair of local academy board

P – Principal

HOS- Head of School

VP – Vice Principal

AP – Assistant Principal

CL – Curriculum Leader

ACL – Assistant Curriculum Leader

SL – Subject Leader

ASL – Assistant Subject Leader

LP – Lead Practitioner

Teacher Type & Qualifications

BEd - Bachelor of Education

(Hons) - with Honours

BA – Bachelor of Arts

BSc - Bachelor of Science with Qualified Teacher Status

MEd – Master of Education

MA – Master of Arts

MSC – Master of Sciences

MPhil – Master of Philosophy

NPQH – National Professional Qualification for Headship

NPQSL – National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership

NPQML – National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership

SCITT – School Centred Initial Teacher Training

CACHE - NN Qualification

NQT - Newly Qualified Teacher with QTS - Teachers after their first year of training

PGCE - Post Graduate Certificate of Education - A teaching qualification which includes a period of practical teaching experience

PGDE - Post Graduate Diploma in Education

QTS - Qualified Teacher Status

Associate Staff

Cover Supervisors - Cover a class in absence of teacher, delivering prepared work.

HLTA - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

ETA – Educational Teaching Assistant

HOY – Head of Year

Useful information

SENCo – Mr K Ayub

Offsite provisions – Mr J Wilson

Safeguarding – Mrs A Eagleton