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Kirklees Ednet - Abbreviations of education terms
Category: Education
Date & country: 14/12/2007, UK
Words: 279


ABC
Adult Basic Education

ABS
Adult Basic Skills

AC
Audit Commission

ACE
Adult and Community Education

ACEO
Association of Chief Education Officers

ACL
Adult and Community Learning

ACPC
Area Child Protection Committee

ACS
Average Class Size

AD
Assistant Director

ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ALI
Adult Learning Inspectorate

ALP
Adult Learning Plan

AM&P
Asset Management and Planning Team

AMG
Annual Maintenance Grant

AMO
Asset Management Officer

AMP
Asset Management Plan

AMSG
Asset Management Strategy Group

APS
Average Points Score

ASB
Aggregated Schools Budget

ASD
Autistic Spectrum Disorder

AST
Attendance Support Team

AST
Advanced Skills Teacher

ATL
Association of Teachers and Lecturers

AVA
Audio Visual Aid

AWPU
Age-Weighted Pupil Unit

BACCH
British Association for Community Child Health

BAFO
Best and Final Offer

BEST
Behaviour and Education Support Team

BIP
Behaviour Improvement Programme (in EiC)

BN
Basic Need

BSF
Building Schools for the Future

BSP
Behaviour Support Plan

BST
Behaviour Support Team

BSW
Behaviour Support Worker

CAD-CAM
Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture

CAL
Computer Assisted Learning

Capping
Central government putting a limit on the level of council tax a local authority may set to cover the services it would like to provide

CBDS
Common Basic Data Set

CDM
Construction and Design Management (planning regulations for buildings above a certain size)

CE
Community Education Service

CE (A)
Church of England (Aided) school

CE (C)
Church of England (Controlled) school

CE (VA)
Church of England (Voluntary Aided) school

CE (VC)
Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) school

CEE
Consortium for Education Excellence

CFR
Consistent Financial Reporting

Climate
OFSTED terms this as a composite judgement reflecting attitudes to the school, behaviour (including the incidence of exclusions), personal development and relationships, attendance, provision for PSMSC development and procedures for child protection and f

Cluster
Group of schools with a similar socio-economic or attainment level

Collegiates
Voluntary groupings of high schools that collaborate to offer high quality vocational and other courses at KS4. They seek to offer a wider curriculum range than that currently offered by single schools. They can make the best use of existing and future sp

CPD
Continuous professional development – in-service training programme for staff

CTC
City Technology College

CTF
Common Transfer Form

CTSS
Council Tax at Standard Spending

DBI
Deighton and Brackenhall Initiative

DFC
Devolved Formula Capital

DIP
Data Imaging Process

DLO
Direct Labour Organisation

DMS
Data Management Service

DoLL
Director of Lifelong Learning

DSO
Direct Service Organisation (set up by an LA to compete for contracts with the private sector)

DT
Design Technology

EA
Education Access

EaE
Excellence and Enjoyment

EAL
English as an Additional Language

Early Years
Pre-reception age pupils

EARS
Exclusions and Reintegration Service

EBD
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

EDO
Education Development Officer

EDP
Education Development Plan

EDU
Economic Development Unit

EEL
Early Effective Learning

EFL
English as a Foreign Language

EGC
Education Guidance Committee

EiC
Excellence in Cities

EiC Clusters
Partnerships of identified schools working together to meet the objectives of Ei

EiE
Excellence in Enjoyment

EM
Ethnic Minority

EMA
Ethnic Minority Achievement

EMA
Education Maintenance Allowance

EMAG
Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant - to narrow the achievement gaps for those minority ethnic groups who are underachieving and to meet the particular needs of pupils for whom English is an additional language (EAL). EMAG is a ring fenced grant which must be spent on this purpose.

EMAP
Ethnic Minority Achievement Plan

EMIE
Education Management Information Exchange

EOC
Equal Opportunities Commission

EOTAS
Education Other than at School

ESD
Education for Sustainable Development

ESF
European Social Fund

ESW
Education Social Work(er)

ETA
Education Teaching Assistant

ETHOS
Education for Those Out of School

Extended School(s)
A school which provides a full range of services to the community including childcare, health and welfare alongside its educational role

EYU
Early Years Unit

FASTLANE
Families and schools together, literacy and numeracy for everyone

FFT
Fischer Family Trust – an independent, non-profit organisation involved in carrying out and supporting projects addressing the development of education in the UK

FOI
Freedom of Information

FS
Foundation Stage

FSES
Full Service Extended School(s)

FSM
Free School Meals

FSP
Foundation Stage Profile (Early Years and Reception)

FSSG
Foundation Stage Steering Group

FTP
File Transfer Protocol