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Listed below are some of the common acronyms used at school:

AfL       Assessment for Learning

AMA     Academically More Able

DBS      Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB)

DfE       Department of Education

EAL       English as an Additional Language

EWO     Education Welfare Officer

EWS      Education Welfare Service

EYFS      Early Years Foundation Stage

FOIA      Freedom Of Information Act

FSM       Free School Meals

JLT         Junior Leadership Team

KS1        Key Stage 1 – Years 1-2

KS2        Key Stage 2 – Years 3-6

LSA         Learning Support Assistant

LSP          Learning Support Practitioner

MFL         Modern Foreign Language

OFSTED  The Office for Standards in Education

PA          Pupil Asset 

PSHE      Personal, Social & Health Education

PPG        Pupil Premium Grant

S              Statement of Education Needs

EHCP       Education Health Care Plan (new statement) 

SATs        Standard Attainment Tests (Years 2 & 6)

SEAL      Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning

SEND     Special Education Needs or Disabilities

SRE        Sex & Relationships Education

VCOP     Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers & Punctuation