Acronyms

acronyms in teaching

Education in the UK is full of abbreviations and acronyms for teaching. Here are some of the most commonly used, bear in mind that these can change regularly!

A levels –
AfL
AHT
APL
APP
AS level
AST
CAF
CPD
DCSF
DDP
DHT
EAL
ECM
EWO
EYFS
FD
FE
FSPs
GCSE
GTCE
HE
HOD
HLTA
IB
ICT
IEP
INSET
ITT
KS
LA
LSA
NC
ND
NQF
NVQ
OFSTED
PPA
QCDA
QTS
SATs
SDP
SEAL
SEF
SEN
SENCO
SLT
SMT
TA
UCAS

Advanced level examinations
Assessment for Learning
Assistant Headteacher
Accreditation of prior learning
Assessing Pupil Progress
Advanced subsidiary examination
Advanced skills teacher
Common Assessment Framework
Continuing professional Development
Department for Children Schools and Families
Department development Plan
Deputy Headteacher
English as an Additional Language
Every Child Matters
Education Welfare Officer
Early Years Foundation Stage
First Diploma
Further Education
Foundation Stage Profile points
General Certificate Secondary Education
General Teaching Council for England
Higher Education
Head of Department
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
International Baccalaureate
Information Communication Technology
Individual Education Plan
In-service Educational Training
Initial Teacher training
Key Stage, e.g. KS2 Key Stage 2
Local Authority
Learning Support Assistant
National Curriculum
National Diploma
National Qualification Framework
National Vocational Qualification
Office for Standards in Education
Planning Preparation Assessment
Qualification Curriculum Development Agency
Qualified Teacher status
Standard Assessment Tasks
School Development Plan
Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning
Self Evaluation Form
Special Education Needs
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Senior Leadership Team
Senior Management Team
Teaching Assistant
Universities & Colleges Admissions Service

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