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.

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

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

Digraph

Two letters making one sound eg sh, ch, th

Trigraph

Three letters making one sound eg igh, ure, ear

Split 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:

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

Free School Meals

MISP

My Individual Support Plan.

PPA

Planning, Preparation and Assessment

PPG

Pupil Premium Grant.

SLT

Senior Leadership Team

TD Day

Teacher Development Day