This “jargon buster” is a glossary of words containing the definitions of acronyms.
Leicestershire Parent Carer Forum
Keystages – The different stages of education that a child passes through
Early Years Foundation Stage – Children aged 0-5 years.
All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers, including childminders, preschools, Nurseries and school reception classes.
Key Stage One – Aged 5-7 years.
Primary school Year 1 and 2
Key Stage Two – Aged 7-11 years.
Primary school Year 3, 4, 5 and 6
Key Stage Three – Aged 11-14 years.
High School Years 7, 8 and 9
Key Stage Three – Aged 14-16 years.
High School Years 10 and 11
Key Stage Five – Aged 16-18 years.
Often refered to as Sixth form. Years 12 and 13
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Additional Learning Support – to describe the special education needs of young people
Autistic Spectrum Condition/Autistic Spectrum Disorder
British Sign Language
Behaviour Support Service
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
Child Looked After by the Local Authority
Common Assessment Framework – process for gathering and recording information about a child
Disability Living Allowance
Early Years Foundation Stage – Prepares children under the age of 5 for mainstream education.
Family Information Services
Initial Child Protection Conference
Independent support worker
Learning Support Assistant – provides support in school for pupils with special educational needs.
Multi-agency panel meeting
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Multi-sensory Impairment – impairments of both sight and hearing.
Not in education employment or training
Office for Standards in Education – The organisation makes sure schools are meeting set standards
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (or Disability)
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs Coordinator
Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre
Education Health and Care Plan
A review that takes place at least once a year and will include the family, looking at the progress that the child or young person has made against the outcomes that are recorded in their Education Health and Care Plan
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – offers assessment and help to children and young people