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Jargon Buster.

This “jargon buster” is a glossary of words containing the definitions of acronyms.

LPCF

Leicestershire Parent Carer Forum

Keystages – The different stages of education that a child passes through

EYFS

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.

KS1

Key Stage One – Aged 5-7 years.

Primary school Year 1 and 2

KS2

Key Stage Two – Aged 7-11 years.

Primary school Year 3, 4, 5 and 6

KS3

Key Stage Three – Aged 11-14 years.

High School Years 7, 8 and 9

KS4

Key Stage Three – Aged 14-16 years.

High School Years 10 and 11

KS5

Key Stage Five – Aged 16-18 years.

Often refered to as Sixth form.  Years 12 and 13

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ALS

Additional Learning Support – to describe the special education needs of young people

ASC/ASD

Autistic Spectrum Condition/Autistic Spectrum Disorder

BSL

British Sign Language

BSS

Behaviour Support Service

CEOP

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

CLA

Child Looked After by the Local Authority

CAF

Common Assessment Framework – process for gathering and recording information about a child

DLA

Disability Living Allowance

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage – Prepares children under the age of 5 for mainstream education.

FIS

Family Information Services

ICPC

Initial Child Protection Conference

IS

Independent support

ISW

Independent support worker

LSA

Learning Support Assistant – provides support in school for pupils with special educational needs.

MAP

Multi-agency panel meeting

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulty

MSI

Multi-sensory Impairment – impairments of both sight and hearing. 

NEET

Not in education employment or training

OFSTED

Office for Standards in Education – The organisation makes sure schools are meeting set standards

PMLD

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (or Disability)

PSED

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

SCAHMS

Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

SEN

Special Educational Needs

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SILC

Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre

EHCP

Education Health and Care Plan

Annual review

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

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – offers assessment and help to children and young people

 
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