A professional RE glossary

A Professional RE Glossary: Acronyms and Initialisms
A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
ACCAC Awdurdod Cymwysterau Cwricwlwm ac Asesu Cyrmu (Welsh QCA)  
ACT Association of Christian Teachers  
ADD Attention Defict Disorder  
ADHS Attention Defict Hyperactivity Disorder  
AfL Assessment for Learning  
AJT Association of Jewish Teachers  
A Level Advanced Level (sometimes called A2)  
ALIS A Level Information System  
APE Association for Physical Education  
APP Assessing Pupil Progress  
AQA Assessment and Qualifications Alliance  
AREIAC Association of Religious Education Advisors, Inspectors and Consultants  
AS Level Advanced Subsiduary Level  
ASC Agreed Syllabus Conference  
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder  
ASE Association for Science Education  
AST Advanced Skills Teacher  
AT Advisory Teacher  
AT Attainment Target  
ATL Association of Teachers and Lecturers (Union)  
ATM Association of Teachers of Mathematics  
AUDTRS Association of University Departments of Theology and Religious Studies  
AULRE Association of University Lecturers in Religious Education  
BDBJ Board of Deputies of British Jews  
BHA British Humanist Association  
BUGB Baptist Union of Great Britain  
Back to Top
C&YP Children and Young People  
CAME Cognitive Acceleration in Mathematics Education  
CASE Cognitive Acceleration in Science Education  
CATs Cognitive Ability Tests  
CATSC Catholic Association of Teachers, Schools and Colleges  
CBC Catholic Bishops Conference  
CC Cwricwlwm Cymraeg (Wales)  
CCEA Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (Northern Ireland)  
CE Christian Education  
CEDP Career Entry and Development Profile  
CEO Chief Education Office  
CEP Career Entry Profile  
CESEW Catholic Education Service for England and Wales  
CILT The National Centre for Languages  
CTC City Learning Centres  
CoCo Community Cohesion  
CofE Church of England  
CPD Continuing Professional Development  
CTC City Technology College  
CYPD Children and Young People's Directorate  
Back to Top
DCLG Department for Communities and Local Government  
DCMS Department for Culture, Media and Sport  
DCSF Department for Children, Schools and Families  
DDE Diocesan Director of Education  
DELLS Department for Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (Wales)  
DfE Department for Education  
DL Distance Learning  
DT Design and Technology  
DUIS Department for Universities, Innovation and Skills  
E2L English as a second Language  
EAF Education Action Forums  
EAL English as an Additionµµal Language  
EB English Baccalaureate: A core entitlement of 2xscience, English, Maths, an MFL and Hisotry or Geog at GCSE [not to be confused with the IB]  
EBD Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties  
ECM Every Child Matters  
ECYPPC Education of Young People in Public Care  
e-learning Teaching and Learning which involved the use of "new technologies"  
ELG Early Learning Goals  
EFL English as a Foreign Language  
ELB Education and Library Board (N. Ireland)  
ELG Early Learning Goals  
EO Equal Opportunities  
ERA The Education Reform Act (1988)  
ESL English as a second Language  
ESOL English for speakers of Other Languages  
Estyn The office of Her Majesty's Inspectorate in Wales  
EYFS Early Years and The Foundation Stage  
FE Further Education  
FEFC Further Education Funding Council  
Feeder Schools Primary schools (usually within the catchment area) that send pupils to the secondary school  
Foundation Schools State school run by the LA or 'state run independent' but with wider freedoms may be a faith foundation  
FSM Free School Meals  
FTE Full Time Equivilent  
FTET Full Time in Education and Training  
Back to Top
G&T Gifted and Talented  
GA The Geographry Association  
GCSE General Certificate of Secondary Education  
GNVQ General National Vocational Qualifications. Vocational qualification run normally as an alternative to 'A' level / GCSE  
GTC(NI) General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland  
GTCS General Teaching Council for Scotland  
GTP Graduate Teacher Programme  
GTCW General Teaching Council for Wales  
GTTP Graduate Teacher Training Registry  
H&S Health and Safety  
HA The History Association  
HAD Hyperactivity Disorder  
HE Higher Education  
HEA Higher Education Academy  
HEI Higher Education Institution  
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant  
HMCI Her Majesty's Chief Inspector  
HMI Her Majesty's Inspector  
HoD Head of Department  

Home School Agreement



Back to Top
IAP Individual Action Plan  
IB International Baccalaureate [not to be confused with the EB]  
ICoCo Institute of Community Cohesion  
ICT Information and Communications Technology  
IEP Individual Education Plan  
IFNUK The Inter-Faith Network United Kingdom  
ILP Individual Learning Plan  
INSET In-Service Education and Training  
ISREV International Seminar on Religion and Values  
ISRSA Independent Schools Religious Studies Association  
IT Information Technology  
ITE Initial Teacher Education [or ITE=Initial Teacher Training]  
iWB Interactive Whiteboard  
Key Skills Skills underpinning post-16 study: Communications, Application of Number, Information Technology, Working with others, Improving own learning, Performance and problem solving.  
KS Key Stage  
LA Local Authority  
LAC Looked after children  
LAS Locally Agreed Syllabus  
LDD Learning Difficulties and Disabilities  
LftM Learning from the Middle  
LOtC Learning Outside the Classroom  
LP Lesson Plan  
LSA Learning Support Assistant
Back to Top
MA The Mathematics Association  
MCB Muslim Council of Britain  
M.Ed Master of Education  
MFL Modern Foreign Language  
MET Muslim Education Trust  
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties  
NAACE National Association for Advancements in Computer Education  
NAME National Association of Music Educators  
NATRE National Association of Teachers of Religious Education  
NASACRE National Association of Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education  
NASUWT National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers  
NATE National Association for Teachers of English  
NC National Curriculum  
NCLS National College of School Leadership  
NCPTA National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations  
NFER National Foundation for Educational Research  
NLS National Literacy Strategy  
NNEB National Nursery Examination Board  
NNS National Numeracy Strategy Plan  
NPQH National Professional Qualification for Headship  
NQT Newly Qualified Teacher  
NSC New Secondary Curriculum  
NSNF(RE) Non Statutory National Framework for RE  
NSSEN Non-Statemented Special Educational Needs  
NUT National Union of Teachers  
NVQ National Vocational Qualification  
OCR Oxford Cambridge and RSA  
Ofsted Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills  
PAT Professional Association of Teachers  
PCfRE Professional Council for RE [Now NATRE]  
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education  
PoS Programme of Study  
PMLD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties  
PRP Performance Related Pay  
PRU Pupil Referral Unit  
PSE Personal and Social Education  
PSHE Personal, Social and Health Education  
PTA Parent and Teachers Associaton  
PTR Pupil Teacher Ratio  
Back to Top
QAA Qualification and Assessment Authority  
QC[D]A Qualifications and Curriculum [Developement] Authority [defunct March 2011]  
QT Qualified Teacher  
QTS Qualified Teacher Status  
RC Roman Catholic  
RE Religious Education  
REC Religious Education Council of England and Wales  
REMS Religious Education Movement (Scotland)  
REMW Religious Education Movement (Wales)  
SACRE Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education  
SAT Standard Assessment Task  
SECC Schools in Exceptionally Challenging Circumstances  
SEF Self Evaluation Form  
SEK Sikh Education Council  
SEN Special Educational Needs  
SENCo Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator  
Shap The Shap working party on World Religions  
SIP School Improvement Partner  
SLT Senior Leadership Team  
SMT Senior Management Team  
SN Special Needs  
SoW Scheme of Work  
Back to Top
TA Teaching Assistant  
TDA Training and Development Agency  
TRS Theology and Religious Studies  
TWOS Teacher with Other Specialisms  
VA Voluntary Aided (School)  
VC Voluntary Controlled (School)  
VLE Virtual Learning Environment  
WASACRE Wales Association of SACREs  
YELLIS Year Eleven Information System