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


GTC
General Teaching Council

H-SA
Home-School Agreement

HE
Higher Education

HEADLAMP
Headteachers' Leadership and Management Programmes

HMC
Head Masters Conference

HMCI
Her Majesty's Chief Inspector

HMI
Her Majesty's Inspectorate

HMSO
Her Majesty's Stationery Office (now TSO)

HNC
Higher National Certificate

HND
Higher National Diploma

HOD
Head of Department

HOY
Head of Year

ICP
Information & Communication Technology

ICT
Information & Communication Technology

IEB
Interim Education Board

IEP
Individual Education Plan

IiP
Investors in People

In loco parentis
A legal term which literally means in the place of a parent. It means that a teacher/school must show the same duty of care towards a pupil as would a reasonable parent.

INSET
In-Service Education and Training

Instrument of Government
A legal document which sets out the constitution of the governing body League Tables Government analysis of assessment and examination results in rank order.

IQ
Intelligence Quotient

ISandT
Information Systems and Technology

ISB
Individual Schools Budget

ISCG
Institution for School and College Governors

IT
Information Technology

ITT
Initial Teacher Training

JNC
Joint National Council

KIT
Keeping In Touch

KITT
Keeping In Touch with Teaching

KS1,2,3,4
Key Stage 1,2,3,4

LEA
Local Education Authority

League Tables
Government analysis of assessment and examination results in rank order.

LEAWARDS
Local Education Authority Awards System

LMS
Local Management of Schools

LPSH
Leadership Programme for Serving Headteacher

LSA
Learning Support Assistant

LSB
Local Schools' Budget

LSC
Learning & Skills Council

MCI
Management Charter Initiative

MH
Mentally Handicapped

MISE
Management Information Systems in Education

Mixed ability
A teaching group in which children of all abilities are taught together rather than being steamed or set.

MLD
Moderate Learning Difficulties

NAACE
National Association of Advisers for Computers in Education

NACYS
National Advisory Council for Youth Services

NAEIAC
National Association of Educational Inspectors, Advisers and Consultants

NAFE
Non-Advanced Further Education

NAGC
National Association of Gifted Children

NAGM
National Association of Governors and Managers

NAHT
National Association of Head Teachers

NAI
Non Accidental Injury

NAO
National Audit Office

NAPE
National Association for Primary Education

NASEN
National Association for Special Educational Needs

NASMO
National Association of School Meals Organisers

NASUWT
National Association of School Masters Union of Women Teachers

NATFHE
National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education

NC
National Curriculum

NCER
National Consortium for Examination Results

NCET
National Council of Educational Technology

NCPTA
National Confederation of Parent Teacher Association

NCVQ
National Council for Vocational Qualifications

NDS
New Deal for Schools

NFER
National Foundation for Educational Research

NGC
National Governors Council

NGFL
National Grid for Learning

NIACE
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education

NJC
National Joint Committee

NLS
National Literacy Strategy

NNEB
National Nursery Examination Board

NNP
National Numeracy Project

NOF
New Opportunities Fund

NOR
Number of Roll (ref Pupils)

NPFA
National Playing Fields Association

NPQH
National Professional Qualification for Headship

NPS
National Pay Spine (teachers)

NQT
Newly Qualified Teachers

NTA
Non-Teaching Assistant

NUS
National Union of Students

NUT
National Union of Teachers

NVQ
National Vocational Qualifications

NVYOs
National Voluntary Youth Organisations

OFSTED
Office for Standards in Education

OHMCI
Department for Her Majesty's Chief Inspector

ONC
Ordinary National Certificate

OND
Ordinary National Diploma

OU
Open University

Outturn
A statement of what the school actually spent by the end of the financial year.

PAL
Published Admissions Limit

PANDA
Performance and Assessment Reports

PAPB
Positive Approaches to Pupil Behaviour

Parental Preference
The legal right that parents have to express a preference for the school they would like their child to attend.

PAT
Professional Association of Teachers

PGCE
Post Graduate Certificate of Education

PGR
Parent Governor Representative

PH
Physically Handicapped

PI
Performance Indicators

PICSI
Pre-Inspection Context and School Indicators

PMLD
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PPA
Pre-School Playgroups Association