Here is an A-Z list of the terms in our Jargon Buster. Please click on the term to see the detailed explanation.

A

Absence and Attendance Codes

Academies

Achievement

Achievement and attainment tables

Admission authority

Admission forum

Admissions register

Agreed syllabus

Appraisal

Approved educational activity

Associate member

Attainment targets

Attendance register

Attendance Targets

Audit Commission

Authorised absence

Authority governor

B

Ballot

Behaviour support plan

C

Capital expenditure

Catchment area

Casting vote

Children and Young People’s Plan

Children’s Trust

Circular

City Technology College (CTC)

Clerk to the governing body

Converter Academy

Collaboration

Common transfer file

Community cohesion

Community governor

Community school

Community special school

Connexions

Contingency fund

Co-opted Governor

Core subjects

Current expenditure

D

Delegation

Deletion from the school roll

Department for Education (DfE)

Designated teacher

Devolved Formula Capital

Diocese

E

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Education Welfare Officers

English Baccalaureate

Exclusion

Ex officio governor

Extended school

F

Fair Processing Notice

Federation of governing bodies

Formula funding

Foundation governor

Foundation school

Foundation special school

Free School

G

General Annual Grant

General Teaching Council for England (GTCE)

GovernorLine

GovernorNet

Grant-maintained school

H

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI)

Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMIs)

Home–school agreement

I

Inclusion statement

Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)

Independent school

Information Commissioner

In-service Education and Training (INSET)

Instrument of government

K

Key stages

L

Lay member

LA

LEA governor

List 99

Looked-after child

M

Maintained nursery school (MNS)

Maintained school

Maintained special school

N

National Assessment Agency (NAA)

National curriculum

National curriculum tests (commonly referred to as SATs)

Non-teaching staff

NQT

Nursery classes

O

Ofqual

Ofsted

Open enrolment

Outturn

P

Parent

Parent Champion

Parent governor

Parental responsibility

Parenting contract

Partnership governor

Parent Council

Parenting orders

Parent Support Advisors

Penalty notice

Peripatetic teacher

Personal Education Plan (PEP)

Private Finance Initiative (PFI)

Protection of Children Act List

Published Admission Number (PAN)

Pupil referral unit (PRU)

Pupil reports

Pupils on roll

Q

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Quorum

R

 

S

SACRE

SATs

School company

School curriculum

Scheme for Financing Schools

Schools Forum

School Improvement Partner (SIP)

School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB)

Self Evaluation Form (SEF)

Senior Designated Person

Significant improvement

Special educational needs (SEN)

Special measures

Sponsored Academy

Sponsor governor

Staff governors

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

Statement of Internal Control (SIC)

Statement of special educational needs

Statutory Instrument (SI)

Studio School

Sure Start Children’s Centre

Suspension

T

Training and Development Agency

Training Liaison Governor

Trust

Trustee

Trust members

U

Unauthorised absence

University Technical College

V

Voluntary aided school

Voluntary controlled school

W

Warning notice

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