Glossary of Education Terms and Acronyms

The top acronyms and terms used in education recruitment and schools

In the world of Primary, Secondary and SEND education, acronyms are used every day and can often be overwhelming. This glossary is designed to help new and existing teachers and support staff understand the terms used in educational facilities nationwide.

ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD – Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

APP – Assessing Pupil Progress

ASC – Autistic Spectrum condition

ASD - Autistic spectrum Disorder

CAL – Children who Are Looked after

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent mental Health Services

CP – Child Protection

EAL – English as an Additional Language

EP – Education Psychologist

EWO – Education Welfare officer

EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage

FSM – Free School Meals

GLD – Global Learning Delay

HTLA – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

IBP – Individual behaviour Plan

IEP – Individual Education Plan

LO – Local officer

PMLD – Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PP – Pupil Premium

PTE – Progress Test English

PTM – Progress Test Maths

RAP – Raising Attainment Plan

SEBD – Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

SEMH – Social, Emotional and Mental Health

SLD – Severe Learning Difficulties

SLT – Senior Leadership Team

SpLD – Specific Learning Difficulty

VI – Visually Impaired

YOT – Youth Offending Team