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Special Education Needs and General Education Abbreviations

Have you ever been to a meeting with a SENCO and an EP to talk about your childs SEN and IEP and not understood what was going on?

Then this might help - feel free to print off for future reference.

Abbreviation: Meaning:
ADD/ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Assessment A detailed examination of a child's special educational needs
Baseline Assessment A standardised teacher assessment designed to establish the attainment level of children at a significant point
Basic Skills Reading, Writing and Maths
Beacon School A school that has been identified as amongst the best performing in country and represent examples of good practice
BSS Behaviour Support Service
B4L Behaviour For Learning
CAF Classroom Assistant
CoP Code of Practice
CI Communication and Interaction
CL Cognition and Learning
CP Child Protection
CPR Child Protection Register
DoB Date of Birth
EBD Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
ESBD Emotional, Social and Behavioural Difficulties
EOTAS Education Other That at School
EP Education Psychologist
ESW Education Social Worker
EWO Education Welfare Officer
ESP Early Support Programme
EYCDP Early Years Development and Childcare Plan
E2E Entry to Employment
FE Further Education
FSM Free School Meals
G&T Gifted & Talented
GMS Grant Maintained School
HE Higher Education
HI Hearing Impaired
IAC Infant Assessment Class
IPS Independent Parental Supporter
IEP Individual Education Plan
LA Local Authority
LD Learning Difficulties
LSA Learning Support Assistant
LSS Learning Support Service
MDT Multi-Disaplinary Team
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties
NC National Curriculum
NQT Newly Qualified Teacher
NTA Non-Teaching Assistant
ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OT Occupational Therapy
PE Physical Education
PEP Personal Education Plan
PTA Parent Teacher Association
PPO Parent Partnership Officer
PRU Pupil Referral Unit
PSP Pastoral Support Programme
PSAC Pre School Assessment Class
RAC Reception Assessment Class
RoA Records of Achievement
SAL/SLT Speech and Language Therapy
SAT's Standard Assessment Tests
SA School Action
SA+ School Action Plus
SEN Special Educational Needs
SENCo Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
SLD Severe Learning Difficulties
SMO School Medical Officer
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulties
SPM Sensory, Physical, Medical
TA Teaching Assistant
VI Visually Impared
RAPT Raising Achievement & Perfermance Team


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