Glossary

This is a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations that you may see when reading information about our school both online and in our prospectus. We hope you find it useful and helpful. 

APS Average Points Score
AfL Assessment for Learning
APP Assessing Pupil Progress
DFE Department for Education
EAL English as an Additional Language
FSM Free School Meals
EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception classes)
KS1 Key Stage 1
KS2 Key Stage 2
LA Local Authority
NoR Number of children registered at a school
Ofsted Office for Standards in Education
SEND Special Education Needs/Disabilities
EP Educational Psychologist
S&L Speaking and Listening
TA Teaching Assistant
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ARE Age Related Expectations
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
AST Advanced Skills Teacher
AUP Acceptable User Policy
BESD Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties
CLA  Children Looked After
DBS Disclosure and Barring Service
DPA Data Protection Act
ECM Every Child Matters
FFT Fischer Family Trust
RAISE(online) Ofsted document which provides data comparing KS1 and KS2 results with National results
G&T Gifted and Talented
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant
IEP Individual Education Plan
IBP Individual Behaviour Plan
ICT Information and Communication Technology
MFL Modern Foreign Languages
PEP Personal Education Plan
SEF Self Evaluation Form
SIP School Improvement Plan
SLT Senior Leadership Team
SMSC Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (development)
TLR Teaching and Learning Responsibilities
VA Value Added
VLE Virtual Learning Environment
WALT We Are Learning To
WILF What I Am Looking For