Word/term
What it means
Assessment Ways of judging how well students are progressing.
Attainment What students accomplish.
Core Curriculum English, Mathematics and Science – subjects which must be studied by all students.
Curriculum All the courses and learning opportunities a school offers or course of study being followed by a student
Exclusion A child may be excluded from school by the head teacher if they act in a way that prevents the teaching and learning of the school community.
SATs – Statutory Assessment Tests These tests are used to assess your child’s attainment at the end of Year 6, before they start secondary school.
ICT: Information Communication Technology This refers to the use and study of computers.
IEP: Individual Education Plan A plan that is written for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). This plan supports the child in meeting their targets.
Inclusion A process by which schools, local authorities and other develop their cultures, policies and practices to include students.
Key Stage Your child’s progress through school is measured in key stages. Key Stage 1 Reception to the end of Year 2. Key Stage 2 Year 3 to Year 6.
OFSTED: Office for Standards in Education The body which inspects state funded schools. Ofsted inspectors produce educational reports to help improve schools.
P.S.A A Parent Support Adviser who works to support parents and run parents’ programmes.
PSP – Pastoral Support Plan A document used to support positive behaviour.
SENCO Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
Target The individual goals set for a child. Targets are a way of checking a child’s progress.