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Thurrock Council - Education terms and abbreviations
Category: Education
Date & country: 14/12/2007, UK
Words: 286


AAN
Approved Admission Number

ABE
Adult Basic Education

ACE
Advisory Centre for Education

ACFHE
Association of Colleges of Further and Higher Education

ACG
Annual Capital Guidelines

ACPC
Area Child Protection Committee

ACS
Average Class Size

Action Plan
A plan that the governing body must formulate within 40 days to address the key issues identified in an OFSTED inspection.

ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

Admission criteria
The method of allocating places to schools which are over-subscribed.

AE
Adult Education

AEB
Associated Examining Board

AEC
Adult Education College

AEN
Additional Education Need

AEP
Association of Educational Psychologists

AFC
Association for Colleges

AFF
Alternative Funding Formula

AMG
Annual Maintenance Grant

AMP
Asset Management Plan

APL
Accreditation of Prior Learning

APS
Assisted Places Scheme

ASB
Aggregated Schools Budget (ref LMS)

ASE
Association for Science Education

Asset Management Plan
A 5-year plan which identifies the condition, suitability and sufficiency of accommodation within a school and the costs of making necessary improvements.

AST
Advanced Skills Teacher

AT
Attainment Targets

ATL
Association of Teachers and Lecturers

AVA
Audio Visual Aids

AWPU
Age Weighted Pupil Unit

Banding
A method used by some schools for allocating pupils to teaching groups by ability.

BDA
British Dyslexia Association

BEMAS
British Educational Management and Administration Society

BN
Basic Need

BSP
Behaviour Support Plan

BTEC
Business and Technical Education Council

CAD
Computer Aided/Assisted Learning

CandBPS
Careers and Business Partnership

Capital expenditure
Expenditure on the purchase of land or for major building work can also include major maintenance items and the purchase of expensive machinery.

CARE
Christian Action Research and Education

CASE
Campaign for the Advancement of State Education

Catchment area
The area from which a school traditionally draws the majority of its pupils. It dose not, however, take precedence over the published admission criteria for allocating places when schools are over-subscribed.

CATE
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

CDT
Craft, Design and Technology

CET
Council for Education and Training

CFE
College of Further Education

CFF
Common Funding Formula

CGLI
City and Guilds of London Institute

CIPFA
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting

Cmnd
Command Paper

CNAA
Council for National Academic Awards

COP
Code of Practice

Core curriculum
The National Curriculum subjects that every child must study throughout their period of compulsory schooling - these subject are English, Mathematics, Science and Information Technology.

CPS
Common Pay Spine (or Scale)

CRAC
Careers Research and Advisory Centre

CRE
Commission for Racial Equality

CTC
City Technology College

DDA
Disability Discrimination Act

DfEE
Department for Education and Employment (now DfES)

DfES
Department for Education and Skills

DHA
District Health Authority

Directed time
Time when a teacher must be available to carry out duties under the direction of the head. A full-time teacher's directed time is 1,265 hours in any school year.

Disapplication
A term used where National Curriculum requirements may not apply to a pupil.

DMS
Diploma in Management Studies

DoE
Department of the Environment

DOE
Director of Education

EAL
English as an Additional Language

EAZ
Education Action Zone

EBD
Emotional and Behavioural Disorder

EBN
Education Development Plan

EFL
English as a Foreign Language

ELAS
Education Law Association

Em.Dist.
Emotionally Disturbed

EMIE
Education Management Information Exchange

EOC
Equal Opportunities Commission

EOTAS
Education Other than at School (Education otherwise)

EP
Educational Psychologist

EPIC
Education Policy Information Service

ERA
Education Reform Act 1988

ESG
Education Support Grant

ESOL
English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESRC
Economic and Social Research Council

EWO
Education Welfare Officer

EWS
Education Welfare Service

Exclusion
The removal of pupils from schools for serious breaches of discipline or misconduct.

EYDP
Early Years Development Plan

FDN
Foundation

FE
Form of Entry (30 pupils)

FE
Further Education

FEFC
Further Education Funding Council

Financial year
The budget of all schools runs in financial years. This runs from 1 April to 31 March of the following year.

FT
Full-time

FTE
Full-time Equivalent

GCE
General Certificate of Education (A and AS levels)

GCSE
General Certificate of Secondary Education

GMS
Grant Maintained Status (now 'defunct')

GNVQ
General National Vocational Qualification

GO-EAST
Government Office for the East of England

GRE
Grant Related Expenditure

GSB
General Schools Budget (ref. LMS)