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


PFI
Private Finance Initiative. Private sector involvement in the provision of facilities which will then be run by a public body

PfS
Playing for Success – centres at Huddersfield Town Football Club and Batley Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club

PGCE
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education

PH
Physically Handicapped

PHAB
Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied

Plain Language
Standards for producing written information that is easy for both our customers and colleagues to understand

PLASC
Pupil Level Annual School Census

PM
Performance Management

PMLD
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PPA
Planning, Preparation and Assessment

PPP1
Public Private Partnership 1 (involving 20 schools)

PPP2
Public Private Partnership 2 (involving the reorganisation of special schools)

PRG
Planning and Review Group/Pupil Retention Grant

PRS
Pupil Referral Service

PRU
Pupil Referral Unit

PS
Pupil Support Service

PSHCE
Personal Social Health & Citizenship Education

PSMSC
Personal, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (OFSTED terminology)

PTR
Pupil Teacher Ratio

Pyramid
A group of schools (Primary/First/Middle) which feed into a local High School

QCA
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

QoS
Quality of Service

QTS
Qualified Teacher Status

RAISE
Raising Achievement in School Education

RC (A)
Roman Catholic (Aided) school

RE
Religious Education

RoA
Record of Achievement

SACRE
Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education

SAI
School Access Initiative

SATs
Standard Attainment Tasks and Tests

SCE (C)
Supported Capital Expenditure (Capital)

SCE (R)
Supported Capital Expenditure (Revenue)

SCO
School Contact Officer

SDE
Sustainable Development Education

SDP
School Development Plan

SEBD
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties/Severe Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

SEN Code of Practice
DfES guidance for schools and LEAs on identifying and assessing special educational needs

SENCO
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SES
School Effectiveness Service

SF
Standards Fund

SFSS
Schools formula spending shares

SFWG
School Funding Working Group (now Schools Forum)

SHA
Secondary Headteachers` Association

Single Status
Local government conditions of service incorporating formal manual and APT&C

SIP
School Improvement Plan

SISG
School Improvement Strategy Group

SIT
Social Inclusion Team

SLD
Severe learning difficulties

SOC
School Organisation Committee

SOP
School Organisation Plan

SoP
Statement of Priorities

SPICED
School partnerships in children`s education in drugs

SS
Social Services

SSA
Standard spending assessment – central government`s theoretical calculations of the amounts local authorities should spend to provide a standard level of service across the country (now FSS)

SSL
Secure sockets layer

SSLP
Sure Start local programmes

SSMG
Services to Schools Monitoring Group (no longer exists – duties now dealt with by Schools Forum)

SWENs
Schools with Exceptional Needs

TA
Teaching Assistant

TALL
Together All Live and Learn – a project in the Fartown pyramid of schools

TCF
Targeted Capital Fund

TCP-IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

TCR
Teacher Contact Ratio

TIPD
Teachers` International Professional Development Programme

TLA
Three Letter Acronym

TLF
Teaching and Learning Foundation

TSE
Transforming secondary education

UCR
Urban Capacity Review

UFA
University of the First Age

UPN
Unique Pupil Number

URL
Uniform Resource Locator

VA
Voluntary Aided (school)

VC
Voluntary Controlled (school)

VCG
Vulnerable Children Grant - to secure improved access for vulnerable children to provide quliaty education for those unable to attaned school or whose circumstances make it difficult for them to do so, to support attendance, integration, or reintegration into school and to provide additional education support to enable children to achieve their potential. Key groups are Looked after Children; Asylum Seeker children; Traveller Children; teenage parents; young carers; school refusers and reintegration of young offenders.

VFM
Value for Money

VI
Visually Impaired

VLE
Virtual Learning Environment

WAN
Wide Area Network

YHGfL
Yorkshire and Humberside Grid for Learning