• SENCo – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
  • ECM – Every Child Matters
  • SEAL – Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning
  • PLTS – Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • SEND – Special Educational Need or Disability
  • ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • ADD/ADHD – Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
  • EBD – Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • BESD – Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: the “troubled or the troublesome”. Long or short term, can also be related to traumatic events e.g. bereavement
  • SpLD – Specific Learning Difficulty: far greater oral ability, but recording (writing or reading difficult)
    • Dyslexia – literacy
    • Dyscalculia – numeracy
    • Dyspraxia – movement gross or fine motor; perception
  • SLCN – Speech, Language and Communication Need: processing spoken or written language; articulation/word finding, stammer
  • LD – Learning Difficulty (all aspects of the curriculum difficult/a challenge. They will be in the below average range of learning, operating at least two National Curriculum levels below the norm
    • GLD – General
    • MLD – Moderate
    • SLD – Severe
  • S – Statement
  • P – School Action Plus
  • A – School Action
  • AEN – Additional Educational Need
  • IEP – Individual Education Plan
  • PSP – Pastoral Support Programme
  • CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health service
  • OSSME – Outreach Support Service for Mainstream Education in Autism
  • CAF – Common Assessment Framework
  • TA – Teaching Assistant