Jargon Buster

Confused by all the jargon?

Hopefully the following list will make it a little less confusing for you.

ADD = Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD = Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AS = Asperger’s Syndrome

ASD = Autistic Spectrum Disorder

BES = Behavioural Emotional Social

BSA = Behaviour Support Assistant

C&L = Cognition & Learning

CA = Carers Allowance

CAF = Common Assessment Framework

CD = Conduct Disorder

CLD = Complex Learning Difficulties

COP = Code of Practice

DAMP = Disorders of Attention, Motor Control and Perception

DDA = Disability Discrimination Act

DfEE = Department for Education & Employment

DLA = Disability Living Allowance

DSP = Designated Special Provision

EBD = Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

EHCP = Education, Health & Care Plan

Ed Psych = Educational Psychologist

EP = Educational Psychologist

EWO = Education Welfare Officer

EWS = Education Welfare Service

G&T = Gifted & Talented

IBP = Individual Behaviour Plan

IEP = Individual Education Plan

LD = Learning Difficulties

LSA = Learning Support Assistant

MLD = Moderate Learning Difficulties

NMSS = New Model Special School

NQT = Newly Qualified Teacher

OCD = Oppositional Conduct Disorder

OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

ODD = Oppositional Defiance Disorder

PDD = Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PEP = Personal Education Plan

PMLD = Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties

PRU = Pupil Referral Unit

PSP = Pastoral Support Programme

SALT = Speech & Language Therapy

SATs = Standard Assessment Tests

SEAL = Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

SEBD = Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

SEN = Special Educational Needs

SENCO = Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator

SLC = Speech, Language and Communication

SLD = Severe Learning Difficulties

SMSA = School Meals Supervisory Assistant

SNA = Special Needs Assistant

SpLD = Speech and Language Difficulties

TA = Teaching Assistant

FIP = Family Intervention Project

SEU = Social Exclusion Unit

SFSC = Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities