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Helping Parents and Careers understand terminology used on this website.

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We may use abbreviations or acronyms on the school website. See our Jargon Buster to familiarize yourself with these. This also includes other education related terminology.
Words - Meanings

AFL

Assessment for Learning - Day-to-day assessments

APP

Assessing Pupils' Progress - APP is a structured approach to periodically assessing maths, science, reading, writing and speaking and listening skills

CAT

Cognitive Abilities Test – Assessment of reasoning skills, using words, numbers and shapes. Supplied to Year 7 pupils at the beginning of the school year, to help teachers define their expectations

Cohort                              

The number of pupils on roll for a specific age group

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

CRB

Criminal Record Bureau. It is mandatory for anyone working alone with children or the otherwise vulnerable to hold a current certificate

Curriculum

National Curriculum (NC). A framework which sets out what pupils should be learning. Teachers plan and deliver lessons based on the National Curriculum

DfE

The Department for Education - They are responsible for education and children's services in England.

EAL

English as an Additional Language - Refers to children whose first language(s) is/are not English and who may not yet be speaking English fluently or even at all

EBacc

English Baccalaureate, controversially introduced in 2010, is an award offered to those who gain a C or above in the following GCSEs: English, Maths, two Sciences, one Modern Language and one Humanities subject (either History or Geography).

FFT

The Fischer Family Trust is an independent charity which provides analyses and data, to help schools to make more effective use of pupil performance data and value added testing. Often used to support target-setting.

FSM

Free School Meals - Pupils who are entitled to free school meals. The criteria for this has been set out by the local authority.

GCSE

General Certificate of Secondary Education

HLT

Hackney Learning Trust

HMI

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate

Home School Agreements

Non-binding documents setting out respective rights and responsibilities of parents and schools to be drawn up by the governing body under the 1998 Act

ICT

Information and Communication Technology (may be referred to as IT)

INSET

In-Service Education and Training - Training for teachers which takes place during the school year

IWB

Interactive White Board

KS2

Key Stage 2 - Years 3 to 6

KS3

Key Stage 3 - Year 7-9

KS4

Key Stage 4 - Year 10-11

KS5

Key Stage 5 – Post GCSE

LA

Local Authority

LSA

Learning Support Assistant – an assistant who works on a one to one basis, providing support and care to individual pupils

LSGS

Lubavitch Senior Girls’ School

MFL

Modern Foreign Languages – i.e. French

NC

National Curriculum – framework which sets out what pupils should be learning. Teachers plan and deliver lessons based on the National Curriculum

NQT

Newly Qualified Teacher

NVQ

National Vocational Qualifications. A work-based qualification

Ofsted

The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills is an independent organisation, which reports directly to Parliament. Ofsted inspects and regulates services, which care for children and young people and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Ofsted sets out to raise standards in British schools through regular inspections.

PE

Physical Education

PP

Pupil Premium

PSHE

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

QTS

Qualified Teacher Status

RAISEonline

RAISEonline provides interactive analysis of school and pupil performance data. It replaces the OfSTED Performance and Assessment (PANDA) reports and DCSF's Pupil Achievement Tracker (PAT)

RS

Religious Studies

SATs

Standard Attainment Tests/Tasks - National Curriculum Tests and Tasks which take place at the end of Key Stage 1 and at the end of Key Stage 2.

SEF

Self Evaluation Form; schools are required to complete a SEF and it is used as the basis of an Ofsted inspection

SEN

Special Educational Needs Provision - Support for pupils with learning difficulties.

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Co-orindator

SIP

School Improvement Plan

SMT/SLT

Senior Management Team / Senior Leadership Team

SMSC

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

Statementing

The procedure by which a child is formally assessed as having significant special educational needs

TA

Teaching Assistant - works to support pupils. They work alongside class teachers

Value Added

A way of expressing numerically the difference a school may be held to have made to pupils’ levels of attainment

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LUBAVITCH SENIOR GIRLS’ SCHOOL 
Lubavitch House,
107-115 Stamford Hill,
London
N16 5RP
 
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