This web site uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience and to deliver appropriate content.
About us1
News and Events2
Calendar2
Community2

Jargon Buster

Below are a list of acronyms that are commonly used in and around Ellesmere College and our students:

A

  • ADD- Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • AS- Asperger Syndrome
  • ASC- Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • ASD- Autistic Spectrum Disorder

B

  • BESD- Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties
  • BSL- British Sign Language

C

  • CAF- Common Assessment Framework
  • CAMHS- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • CIN- Child in Need
  • CoP- Code of Practice
  • CP- Child Protection
  • CYP- Children and Young People

D

  • D&T- Design and Technology
  • DDA- Disability Discrimination Act

E

  • EAL- English as an Additional Language
  • EHCP- Education Health Care Plan
  • EP- Educational Psychologist
  • EWO- Educational Welfare Officer
  • EY- Early Years
  • EYFS- Early Years Foundation Stage

F

  • FAS- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • FASD- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • FSM- Free School Meals

G

  • GCSE- General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • GLD- Global Learning Delay

H

  • HI- Hearing Impaired/ Impairment
  • HLTA- Higher Level Teaching Assistant

I

  • ICT- Internet and Communication Technology
  • IEP- Individual Education Plan
  • IRP- Independent Review Panel
  • ITA- Intervention Teaching Assistant

L

  • LA- Local Authority
  • LAC- Looked After Children
  • LARM- Locality Allocation and Review Meeting
  • LDD- Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
  • LO- Local Offer
  • LSCB- Local Safeguarding Children Board

M

  • MARAG- Multi Agency Referral Action Group
  • MAST- Multi Agency Strategy Team
  • MFL- Modern Foreign Languages
  • MLD- Moderate Learning Difficulty

O

  • ODD- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • OL- Outdoor Learning
  • OT- Occupational Therapist

P

  • PDA- Pathological Demand Avoidance
  • PE- Physical Education
  • PECS- Picture Exchange Communication System
  • PEP- Personal Education Plan (for looked after children)
  • PLP- Personal Learning Plan
  • PMLD- Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
  • PP- Pupil Premium
  • PSHE- Personal, Social and Health Education

R

  • RAD- Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • RE- Religious Education

S

  • SALT- Speech and Language Therapy
  • SDQ- Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
  • SEAL- Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning
  • SEMHT- Social Emotional Mental Health Team
  • SEN- Special Educational Needs
  • SENCo Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • SEND- Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
  • SLCN- Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • SLD- Severe Learning Difficulty
  • SLT- Senior Leadership Team
  • SM- Selective Mutism (formerly known as elective mutism)
  • SPDs- Sensory Processing Disorders
  • SpLD- Specific Learning Difficulty
  • SSO- Student Support Officer
  • START- Statutory Assessment Resources Team

T

  • TA- Teaching Assistant
  • TAC- Team Around the Child
  • TAF- Team Around the Family (when CAF is about whole family)
  • TFF- Together For Families

V

  • VI- Visual Impaired/ Impairment