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.
The smallest unit of sound in a word eg cat c-a-t has 3 phonemes and so does ship sh-i-p
A letter or group of letter representing one sound eg a, ch, igh
This is often known as 'sounding out' and it is when you put sounds together to read a word.
To split up a word into its individual phonemes in order to spell it.
Two letters making one sound eg sh, ch, th
Three letters making one sound eg igh, ure, ear
Two letters, split, making one sound eg a-e as in make
Able and Interested
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
Behaviour for Learning. Behaviour which reflects a strong desire to concentrate, listen, participate, try one’s best, work hard and learn.
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.
Education, Health and Care Plan
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.
Free School Meals
Key Stage 1 covers Year 1 and Year 2
Learning Support Plan
Midday Supervisory Assistant
My Individual Support Plan
Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education
Planning, Preparation and Assessment
Pupil Premium Grant
Parent Support Advisor
School Development Plan
Special Educational Needs Co-coordinator
Senior Leadership Team
Teacher Development Day