Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 5217040

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Jargon Buster

Schools often use terms and abbreviations that might be a little confusing or overwhelming. We have put together a ‘jargon-buster’ to help parents, carers and visitors to our website understand some of the language and terminology that we use.

APP   Assessing Pupils' Progress

EAL   English as an Additional Language 

EYFS   Early Years Foundation Stage

F1   Foundation 1 (Nursery)

F2   Foundation 2 (Reception)

FSM   Free School Meals

G & T   Gifted and Talented

H&S  Health and Safety

HLTA   Higher Level Teaching Assistant

IBP   Individual Behaviour Plan

IEP   Individual Education Plan

INSET   In-Service Training

KS1   Key Stage 1

KS2   Key Stage 2



LA   Local Authority

LSA   Learning Support Assistant

N.N.E.B   Nursery Nurse

PSHE  Personal, Social, Health and Economic education

PPA  Planning, Preparation, Assessment

OFSTED  Office for Standards in Education

SATs   Standard Assessment Tests

SIP   School Improvement Plan

SEF   Self Evaluation Form

SEN   Special Educational Needs Provision

SENCO   Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SLT  Senior Leadership Team

TA   Teaching Assistant