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TeacherNet - glossary of teaching terms
Category: Education
Date & country: 14/12/2007, UK
Words: 227


Special Schools
State schools in England and Wales which are provided by local education authorities for certain children with special educational needs.

SQA
Scottish Qualifications Agency.

SSD
Social Services Department.

SSSS
Secondary Subject Shortage Scheme.

SSTA
Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association.

State Nursery Schools
These take children from the age of three or four and are open during school term time and normally offer five half-day sessions a week. There must be at least one adult for every 13 children. Staff are qualified teachers and assistants.

State Schools
Otherwise known as publicly funded schools and attended by over 90 per cent of pupils. Parents do not pay any fees. Scottish state schools are maintained and controlled by the local education authority.

STRB
School Teachers Review Body.

SUPERCLASS
Subject Classification.

SVQs
Scottish Vocational Qualifications.

TC
Technology Colleges.

TCT
Technology College Trust.

TEC
Training and Enterprise Council.

TES
Times Educational Supplement.

The National Assembly for Wales
The body responsible for education policy in Wales.

THES
Times Higher Education Supplement.

TPS
Teacher's Pension Scheme.

TQA
Teaching Quality Assessment.

UCLES
University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate.

UFC
Universities Funding Council.

Ufl
University for Industry.

UKCOSA
UK Council for Overseas Student Affairs.

URL
Uniform Resource Locator — the addressing system for the World Wide Web.

VC
Vice Chancellor.

VDU
Visual Display Unit.

VET
Vocational and Educational Training.

Voluntary Maintained Schools
Schools in Northern Ireland which are mainly managed by the Catholic Church.