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Terminology Guide

In education, we use lots of acronyms. We hope you will find the below helpful to decode some of the most common acronyms.

  • A+
    • ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • ASC Autism Spectrum Condition
  • C+
    • CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
    • CALFB Child Abuse Linked to Faith and Belief
    • CCE Child Criminal Exploitation
    • CCI Complex Communication & Interaction
    • CHEWS Children’s Emotional Wellbeing Service
    • CLA Children Looked After
    • CIN Child In Need
    • CoP Code of Practice
    • Country Lines County lines is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns using dedicated mobile phone lines or “deal lines”. It involves child criminal exploitation (CCE) as gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money.
    • CAE Children Absent from Education
    • CP Child Protection
    • CSE Child Sexual Exploitation
    • CYP Children and Young People
  • D+
    • D&A Duty and Advice
    • DASH DASH is short for Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and ‘Honour’ Based Violence.
    • DBS Disclosure and Barring Service
    • DDA Disability Discrimination Act
    • DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead
    • DDSL Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • E+
    • EAL English as an Additional Language
    • EHCP Education Health and Care Plan
    • EP Educational Psychologist
    • ESP Early Help
    • ESMAR Early Support Multi-agency Assessment and Referral
  • F+
    • FGM Female Genital Mutilation
    • FGC Family Group Conference
    • FSM Free School Meals
    • FSW Family Support Worker
  • G+
    • GDPR General Data Protection Regulation
    • GLD Global Learning Delay
  • H+
    • HSB Harmful Sexual Behaviours
    • HI Hearing Impaired
    • HMI Her Majesty’s Inspector
  • I+
    • IMCA Integrated Youth Support Service
    • IW Inclusion Worker
    • IYSS Integrated Youth Support Service
  • K+
    • KSCP Kirklees Safeguarding Children Partnership
    • KIAS Kirklees Information Advice and Support Service
  • L+
    • LA Local Authority
    • LADO Local Authority Designated Officer
    • LCSB Local Safeguarding Children Baords
    • LO Local Offer
    • LOCAL A Local Community Partnership NHS
  • M+
    • MASH Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (Referral and Response Service)
    • MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties
    • MSP My Support Plan
  • O+
    • ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • OT Occupational Therapist
  • P+
    • PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance
    • PEPs Personal Education Plans
    • PREVENT A Government strategy that aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism and is part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy.
    • PMLD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
    • PSHE Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
  • R+
    • RA Risk Assessment
    • RSHE Relationships Sex & Health Education
  • S+
    • SALT Speech & Language Therapy
    • SEMH Social, Emotional & Mental Health
    • SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
    • SENDACT Special Educational Need / Disabilities Assessment and Commissioning Team
    • SENCo Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
    • SIP School Improvement Partner
    • SIW Senior Inclusion Worker
    • SLT Senior Leadership Team
    • S&L Speech and Language
    • SMART Goals Specific, Measurable, Achievable Relevant, Time bound
    • SMSC Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
    • SPDs Sensory Processing Disorders
    • SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty
    • SULP Social Use of Language Programme
  • T+
    • TAF Team Around the Family
    • Thriving Kirklees A partnership of local health and wellbeing providers working together to support children, young people and their families to thrive.
    • TYS Targeted Youth Support
  • V+
    • VCF Voluntary Community and Faith
    • V Visually Impaired

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Head Teacher Alison Ward

Engage Academy

Park Road
WF17 5LP

Telephone01924 476449


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