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Quotes from the June 2017 Ofsted report- The Catholic ethos is central to school life || As a result, the work to develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is good || Pupils are well cared for || They know how to stay safe both inside and outside school || Behaviour both in lessons and about the school is good || Pupils treat each other and adults with respect,- Ofsted June 2017

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

A&I

Inclusion

ADDISS

Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ALS

Additional Literacy Support

AMANUENSIS

A person who writes for a pupil

AOT

Autism Outreach Team

AQA

Assessment and Qualification Alliance (exam. Awarding  body)

AS

Asperger’s Syndrome - High functioning ASC

ASC/ASD

 Autistic Spectrum Condition/Disorder

ASCOSS

Autistic Spectrum Condition Outreach Support Service

ASMPAT

Autistic Spectrum Multi Professional Assessment Team 

ASPERGERS SYNDROME

High functioning ASC

AST

Advanced Skills Teacher 

AT

Attainment Target 

ATA

Advanced Teaching Assistant

AWPU

Age Weighted Pupil Funding

BDA

British Dyslexic Association or British Deaf Association

BESD

Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulty—The pupils behaviour  or social needs may cause a barrier to learning

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CASPA

Comparative and Analysis Special Pupil Attainment

CF

Cystic Fibrosis

CLAPA

Cleft Lip and Palate Association

Co-MED

Coordination for Medical Needs

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

CYPF

Children and Young People Finance

DCD

Development Coordination Difficulty (Dyslexia)

DYSCALCULIA

A condition which causes difficulty with Mathematical skills

DYSLEXIA

 A condition which causes difficulty with reading /spelling/writing

DYSPRAXIA

A condition which causes an impairment of the fine motor skills

EAL

English as an Additional Language

ECM

Every Child Matters - A Government Green Paper

EMASS

Ethnic Minority Achievement Support Service

EMS

Enhanced Mainstream School

EP

Educational Psychology

EPS

Educational Psychology Service

EWO

Educational Welfare Officer

HFA

High Functioning Autism

HI

Hearing Impaired

HLTA

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

HOY

Head Of Year

IEP

Individual Education Plan

INCLUSION

The provision of a flexible curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

LDD

Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

LEA/LA

Local Education Authority/Local Authority

MD

Muscular Dystrophy

MFL

Modern Foreign Language

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulties (where attainment is significantly below expected levels in most areas of the curriculum)

MNU

Medical Needs Unit

MSA

Midday Supervision Assistant

MSI

Multi Sensory Impairment

NAS

National Autistic Society

NASEN

National Association for Special Educational Needs

NVQ

National Vocational Qualification

Ofsted

Office for Standards in Education

OT

Occupational Therapist

P SCALES

Performance descriptors - A common basis for measuring the progress of pupils  within the National Curriculum

PCT

Primary Care Trust

PD

Physical Disability

PMLD

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

PORTAGE

Home based Pre school education for children with SEN

Q&I

Quality and Inclusion

RBA

Removing Barriers to Achievement-The Governments 10yr. Strategy for SEN

REOTAS

Reintegration and Education Other Than School. (A support service for those unable to attend school for medical reasons/excluded from school or at risk of exclusion).

RNIB

Royal Institute for the Blind

RNID

Royal Institute for the Deaf and hard of hearing

SA /SA+

School Action/School Action Plus

SALT

Speech and Language Therapy

SCC

School Causing Concern

SCLF

Speech Language and Communication Framework

SEF

Standard Evaluation Framework

SEN

Special Educational Needs

SENAP

Special Educational Needs Assessment Panel

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SIP

School Improvement Plan

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SLCN

Speech Language and Communication Needs

SpLD

Specific Learning Difficulties

STATEMENT (SEN)

A legally enforceable document that details the SEN of a pupil and how the needs will be met

TA

Teaching Assistant

TES

Traveller Education Service

TIC

Teacher In Charge

TLC

Teacher Learning Community

TPG

Transition Planning Group

TPG

Transition Planning Group

Transition Plan

A plan put together at an SEN pupils' year 9 Annual Review

VI

Visually Impaired

WAVE 3

Specific targeted approach for SEN pupils