Education Abbreviations


AAC – Alternative Augmentative Communication
ADD/ADHD – Attention Deficit/Attention Deficit
A Level – Advanced Level
ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorders
B. Ed. – Bachelor of Education
BSL – British Sign Language
BTEC – Business and Technology Education Council
CS – County School
CERT. ED. – Certificate in Education
DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service
DH – Deputy Head
EAL/ESL – English as an additional/Second language
EMAG – Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant
GT – Gifted and Talented
GCSE – General Certificate in Secondary Education
HI – Hearing Impaired
HOD – Head of Department
HOY – Head of Year
HT – Headteacher
ICT – Information Communication Technology
IEP – Individual Education Plan
INSET – In-service training
J/I – Junior/Infant
LEA – Local Education Authority
MLD – Moderate Learning Difficulties
NRA – National Record of Achievement
NQT – Newly Qualified Teacher
PGCE – Post Graduate Certificate in Education
PMLD – Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
PRU – Pupil Referral Unit
PSHE – Personal, Social and Health Education
PSLD – Physical and Severe Learning Difficulties
QTS – Qualified Teacher Status
SATS – Standard Assessment Tests
SEN – Special Educational Needs
SEBD – Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
SLD – Severe Learning Difficulties
SLT – Senior Leadership Team
SENCO – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
SEN Register – This is a register for those pupils within a school who require extra help. If a child has serious SEN problems then he/she will be statemented.
SETTING/STREAMING – Some schools set or stream the pupils according to their ability and generally within the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science.
VI – Visually Impaired