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Forest Park School is a very special place which provides for children aged 2-19 with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties. The school is based on two sites, one mile apart. We have a team of dedicated, talented and skilled professionals who provide a child centered approach which is flexible and responsive to individual needs. We promote a happy, supportive and positive learning environment.

Glossary of Terms

Forest Park School Glossary of Terms

Education is a minefield as far as acronyms and abbreviations are concerned. We hope the following guide will help you pick your way through the Ed-speak jungle!

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ARE

Age Related Expectations

ASD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

ASDAN

Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (vocational qualification)

ASP

Analyse School Performance (replaces RAISE Online)

BME

Black and Minority Ethnic

BST

Behaviour Support Team

CATs

Cognitive Ability Tests

CiC

Children in Care, sometimes referred to as LAC (Looked After Children, or CLA (Children Looked After)

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

CSD

Children’s Services Department

CYPP

Children and Young People’s Plan

DBS

Disclosure and Barring Service

DfE

Department for Education

DSL

Designated Safeguarding Lead

EAL

English as an Additional Language

E Bacc

English Baccalaureate

EHCP

Education Health and Care Plan

Ed. Psych

Educational Psychologist (often referred to as EP)

ELSA

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

EMTAS

Ethnic Minority and Traveller Advisory Service

EOTAS

Education other than at school

EPS

Education Personnel Services

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage: for children up to the age of 5

FFT

Fischer Family Trust

FGM

Female Genital Mutilation

FSM

Free School Meals

GCSE

General Certificate of Secondary Education:

GLBT

Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender

HIAS

Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (assist with school developments)

 

HMI

 

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education

KS

Key Stages within the National Curriculum

IDSR

Inspection Data Summary Report: Ofsted report available for each school

INSET

In-Service Education and Training of Teachers

LA

Local Authority

LLP

Leadership and Learning Partner

LMT

Leadership and Management Team

LSA

Learning Support Assistant

MIS

MFL

Management Information System (school data and information)

Modern Foreign Languages

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulty

MPR

Main Pay Range

NC

National Curriculum

NCTL

National College for Teaching and Leadership

NEET

Not in Education, Employment or Training

NOR

Number on Roll: The total number of pupils on the school’s register

NPQH

National Professional Qualification for Headship

NQT

Newly Qualified Teacher

OFST

Office for Standards in Education

P Levels

Used to assess pupils achievements. (Special schools only)

PAN

Published Admissions Number

PMLD

PPA

Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities

Planning, Preparation and Assessment time

PSED

PSHE

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Personal, Social and Health Education

QTS

Qualified Teacher Status.

RE

Religious Education

SACRE

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

SAP

A financial and human resources system used by Hampshire County Council

SATS

Standard Assessment Tasks: Tests to find out if a child’s academic ability

SCR

Single Central Record

SEF

Self Evaluation Form

SEMH

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disability

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SFVS

School Financial Values Statement

SHIP

School, Home Integrated Project (school intervention at home)

SIM

School Improvement Manager

SIMS

School information Management System (pupil and staff data, registers)

SIP

School Improvement Plan

SLD

Severe Learning Difficulties

SMSC

Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural development

TLR

Teaching and Learning Responsibilities

TOP

Thomas Outreach Programme (Early years help)

UPR

Upper Pay Range

 

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