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Glossary of Terms Used in Schools in Relation to Special Education Needs

EP

Educational Psychologist

IEP

Individual Education Plan; this gives details of the extra support given and sets targets for a child who is at ‘School Action Plus’ level and also in some schools at ‘School Action’ level.

ILP

Individual Learning Plan; this gives details of the extra support given and sets targets for a child who is at ‘School Action Plus’ level and also in some schools at ‘School Action’ level.

LA

Local Authority

LEA

Local Education Authority

LSA

Learning Support Assistant

MAPP


Multi Agency Provision Plan; this gives details of the support a child, usually statemented, is receiving from several outside agencies due to the complexity of their special needs requirements. The plan identifies the agencies and what support they are providing.

OT

Occupational Therapist

SEN

Special Educational Needs

ASS

Additional SEN Support

DSA

Disabled Student Allowance.

EFA

Education Fund Agency.

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage

JSNA

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Ofsted

Office for standards in education

PRU

Pupil Referral Unit

SCE

Service Children’s Education

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SEND

Special Educational Need & Disability code of practice: 0-25

Teaching Assistant

 TA

SLT

Speech and Language Therapist

ST

Specialist Teacher

SMART Targets


This means that the goal/targets set for a child are: Specific (detailed method/approach to task); Measurable (evidence possible); Achievable (fair in relation to the child’s ability); Relevant/Realistic (importance in child’s needs); Time-bound (set a time limit for re-assessment).

Virtual School Head

 VSH