Education Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Education Acronyms

  • PLP — Primary Leadership Programme
  • PO — Project Officer
  • PoCA — Protection of Children Act
  • PoS — Programmes of Study (in National Curriculum)
  • PPA — Pre-school Playgroups Association
  • PRB — Performance Review Board
  • PRC — Pupil Referral Centre
  • PRP — Performance Related Pay
  • PRU — Pupil Referral Unit
  • PSA — Parent School Association
  • PSE — Personal and Social Education
  • PSHE — Personal, Social and Health Education
  • PSHE+C — Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education
  • PSS — Pupil and Student Services Group
  • PTA — Parent Teacher Association
  • PTR — Pupil Teacher Ratio
  • QA — Quality Assurance
  • QAA — Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
  • QAN — Qualification Accreditation Number
  • QCA — Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
  • QTA — Qualified Teacher Status
  • QTPS — Qualified Teachers Pay Spine
  • QTS — Qualified Teacher Status
  • R (Y1, Y2 etc) — Reception (Year 1 etc)
  • RARPA — Recognising and recording progress and achievement
  • RDA — Regional Development Agency
  • RE — Religious Education
  • READS — Racial Equality and Diversity Service
  • Reg 33 — Regulation 33 relation to the inspection of children’s homes
  • RgI — Registered Inspector
  • RoA — Record of Achievement
  • RSA — Royal Society of Arts Examination Board
  • RSU — Research and Statistics Unit
  • s2s — School to school secure data transfer system
  • SACRE — Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education
  • SAR — Self Assessment Report
  • SATs — Standard Assessment Task/Test
  • SCC — School causing concern
  • School Census — Pupil level statistics collected termly by DfE
  • SCR — Single Central Record
  • SDP — School Development Plan
  • SEF — School self-evaluation form issued by Ofsted
  • SEMT — School Emergency Management Team
  • SEN — Special Educational Needs
  • SENCO — Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • SENDA — Special Educational Needs Discrimination Act
  • SEP — Single Education Plan
  • SEU — Standards and Effectiveness Unit
  • SFR — Statistical First Release (DfE data release)
  • SHA — Secondary Heads Association
  • SHMIS — Society of Headmasters and Headmistresses of Independent Schools
  • SIMS — Schools Information Management System (provided by Capita)
  • SIP — School Improvement Partner
  • SLA — Service Level Agreement
  • SLC — Student Loans Company
  • SLD — Severe Learning Difficulty
  • SM — Special Measures
  • SMART — Smart, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-scaled targets
  • SMSC — Spiritual Moral Social Cultural
  • SMT — Senior Management Team
  • SN — Standard Number (replaced PAL – Planned Admission Level
  • SOP — School Organisation Plan
  • SoS — Secretary of State
  • Soulbury — Pay scale for education staff
  • SoW — Scheme of Work
  • SPAW — School Performance Award Scheme
  • SpLD — Specific Learning Difficulty
  • SRB — Single Regeneration Budget
  • SRS — Safer Routes to Schools
  • SSA — Standard Spending Assessment
  • SSCO — School Support Coordinators
  • SSE — School Self Evaluation
  • SSF — School Standards Fund
  • SSFA — School Standards and Framework Act 1998
  • SSM — Strategic Support Managers (BMDC)
  • STABIS — State Boarding School Information Service
  • STRB — School Teachers’ Review Body
  • SURE Start — Sure Start is a government programme bringing together, early education, childcare, health and family support agencies
  • SW — Serious Weaknesses
  • TEFL — Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TES — Times Educational Supplement
  • TP — Teachers’ Pensions
  • TSC — Transactional Services Centre (BMDC)
  • TTA — Teacher Training Agency
  • TUC — Trade Union Congress
  • UCAS — University and Colleges Admissions Service
  • UfA — University of the First Age
  • ULN — Unique Learner Number
  • UPN — Unique Pupil Number
  • VA — Voluntary Aided
  • VC — Voluntary Controlled
  • VRQ — Verbal Reasoning Quotient
  • WEA — Workers Educational Association
  • WBL — Work Based Learning
  • WYLP — West Yorkshire Learning Providers
  • Y1, Y2 etc — Year 1, Year 2 etc
  • YELLIS — Year 11 Indicator System
  • YIST — Youth Inclusion and Support Team
  • YPLA — Youg Person’s Learning Agency
  • YOT (or S) — Youth Offending Team (or Service)

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