Glossary of Special Educational Needs & Disabilities SEND Acronyms.
Some of these terms can seem outdated and I think every effort should be made to move the narrative away from deficit terminology and towards strengths and individual education profiles. This guide to widely used SEND acronyms seeks to reduce some of the barriers between professionals and parents when accessing documentation.
|SEND:||Special Education Needs and Disabilities.|
|Cognition & Learning.|
|PMLD:||Profound multiple learning difficulties.|
|SLD:||Severe learning difficulties.|
|MLD:||Moderate learning difficulties|
|SpLD:||Specific learning difficulties.|
|Sensory and Physical.|
|Communication and Interaction.|
|SLCN:||Speech Language and Communication Need|
|ASD:||Autism Spectrum Disorder.|
|ACE:||Adverse Childhood Experiences|
|SEMH:||Social Emotional Mental Health|
|BESD:||Behaviour Emotional Social Development.|
|ADHD:||Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder.|
|Glossary of School positions|
|Exec. Head||Executive Headteacher|
|HLTA:||Higher Level Teaching Assistant.|
|LSA:||Learning Support Assistant.|
|MLT:||Middle Leadership Team.|
|RCCO:||Residential Child Care Officer.|
|RM:||Residential Manager (Children’s homes)|
|SaLT:||Speech and Language Therapist.|
|SLT:||Senior Leadership Team.|
|SLIC:||Speech Language Interaction Communication|
More generalised educational terms
Advisory Centre for Education – an advisory service for parents.
Adult and Community Learning.
Average Class Size.
Additional Educational Needs.
Assessment for Learning.
Additional Literacy Support.
Asset Management Plan.
Annual Performance Assessment.
Assessing Pupil Progress.
Assessment Profile on Entry for Children and Toddlers.
Advanced Skills Teacher.
Age Weighted Pupil Unit.
British Educational Communications and Technology Agency.
Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.
Behaviour and Education Support Team.
Behaviour Improvement Programme.
Basic Skills Agency.
Behaviour Support Team.
Child and Young Peoples Services.
Common Assessment Framework.
Campaign for State Education.
Comparison and analysis of Special Pupil Attainment
Cognitive Ability Tests for knowing, thinking and reasoning.
Consistent Financial Reporting.
Child Protection Register central register.
Children in the Care.
Communication, Language and Literacy Development.
Co-ordinators of Governor Services.
English, maths and science.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.
Continuing Professional Development.
Child Protection Issue.
Common Pay Scale.
Criminal Records Bureau.
Commission for Racial Equality.
Challenge, Support, Standards and Intervention.
Contextual Value Added.
Disability Discrimination Act.
Devolved Formula Capital.
Department for Education.
Disability Rights Commission.
Dedicated Schools Grant.
English as an Additional Language.
EBD (Generally no longer used):
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
Every Child a Reader.
Every Child a Writer.
Education Development Plan.
Ethnic Minority Achievement Service.
Equal Opportunities Commission.
Education other than at School.
Education Supervision Order.
Education Standard Spending.
Education Welfare Officer.
Fischer Family Trust.
Full Governing Body.
Financial Management Standard in Schools.
Freedom of Information.
Full Service Extended School.
Free School Meals.
Full Time Equivalent.
General Certificate of Secondary Education.
Gypsy Roma Traveller Achievement Programme.
Hard to Shift.
Health and Safety at Work.
Helping Children Achieve.
Higher Level Teaching Assistant.
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate.
Head of Department.
Head of Year.
Health and Safety Executive.
Information and Communication Technology.
Individual Education Plan.
Investors in People.
In-Service Education and Training.
Institute of Public Finance.
Individual Schools Budget.
Kent Association of Special Schools.
Key Stage 1: Pupils aged 3-7.
Key Stage 2 – Pupils aged 7-11.
Key Stage 3 – Pupils aged 11-14.
Key Stage 4 – Pupils aged 14-16.
Looked After Child.
Leadership in Learning.
Local Management of Schools.
Learning Support Assistant.
Learning and Skills Council.
Minimum Funding Guarantee.
Modern Foreign Languages.
Not in Education, Employment or Training.
National Foundations for Educational Research.
National Formula Funding.
National Governors’ Association.
National Grid for Learning.
National Healthy Schools Programme.
National Leaders of Education.
National Minimum Standards for Residential Schools.
The National Nursery Examination Board.
New Opportunities Fund.
Number On Roll.
Notes Of Visit.
National Professional Qualifications for Headteachers/Senior Leaders/Middle
Newly Qualified Teacher.
National Support School.
Notice to Improve.
Narrowing the Gap.
Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator.
Office for Standards in Education.
Planned Admissions Number. (For us for Academic Year 2015-16 = 56).
Picture Exchange Communication System.
Parent Governor Representatives.
Pupil Level Annual Schools Census.
Planning, Preparation and Assessment.
Performance Related Pay.
Pupil Referral Service.
Pupil Referral Unit.
Parent Support Adviser.
Personal, Social and Health Education.
Parent Support Adviser.
Pathways to Success.
Pastoral Support Programme/Plan.
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
Qualified Teacher Status.
Raising Attainment Plan.
Rewards and Incentives Group.
Real Ideas Organisation.
Record of Achievement.
Residential Special School.
Security Action for Education.
Speech and Language Therapist.
Standard Assessment Tasks used for curriculum assessment.
School Profile. A report by governors on the school’s performance.
School Development Plan.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.
Social Environmental Behaviour Skills.
Self/School Evaluation Form.
Special Educational Needs.
Secondary Heads Association.
Statement of Internal Control.
Schools Information Management Systems.
School Improvement Partner.
School Improvement Plan.
Senior Leadership Team.
School Performance Review.
Treatment & Education of Autistic & related Communication handicapped Children.
Teaching and Learning.
Teaching and Learning Responsibility.
Upper Pay Spine.
Youth Justice Board.
Youth Offending Team.