Jargon Buster

Upon entering any school environment, you will soon be hearing many different abbreviations or educational 'jargon'. We have compiled a short list below of some of the ones we think are most commonly used and hope it will be of some help to you. Please do not hesitate to come and ask if you see or hear of any others that you are not sure about. 

Phonics Jargon:

Phoneme:

The smallest unit of sound in a word eg cat c-a-t has 3 phonemes and so  does ship sh-i-p

Grapheme:

A letter or group of letter representing one sound eg a, ch, igh

Blend

This is often known as 'sounding out' and it is when you put sounds together to read a word.

Segment

To split up a word into its individual phonemes in order to spell it.

Digraph:

Trigraph:

Two letters making one sound eg sh, ch, th

Three letters making one sound eg igh, ure, ear

Spit digraph:

Two letters, split, making one sound eg a-e as in make

Abbreviations:

A&I:

Able and Interested

AFL:

Assessment for Learning. The on going process of assessing children’s progress so that the level of challenge and support can be adjusted to match their ability

BFL:

Behaviour for Learning. Behaviour which reflects a strong desire to concentrate, listen, participate, try one’s best, work hard and learn.

EAL:

English as an Additional Language Refers to children whose first language(s) is/are not English and who may not yet be speaking English fluently or even at all.

EHCP:

Education, Health and Care Plan

EYFS:

Early Years Foundation Stage A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age. In our school the term EYFS refers to our entry or reception year of children.

FSM:

KS1:

LA:

Free School Meals

Key Stage 1 covers Year 1 and Year 2

Local Authority

LSP:

Learning Support Plan

MDSA:

Midday Supervisory Assistant

MISP

My Individual Support Plan

PSHE:

Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education

PPA

Planning, Preparation and Assessment

PPG

Pupil Premium Grant

PSA:

Parent Support Advisor 

SDP

School Development Plan

SENCO:

Special Educational Needs Co-coordinator 

SLT

TA

TD Day

Senior Leadership Team

Teaching Assistant

Teacher Development Day 

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