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What does all the jargon mean?

Abbreviation

   Description

LSA


TA

Learning Support Assistants work in and out of the classroom with identified pupils supporting their learning in a range of ways.

Teaching Assistants

SEN

SEND

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

CoP

Code of Practice

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice: for 0 to 25 years. Statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support young people with SEN

This is the legal document that sets out the requirements for SEN

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

LA

LA Local Offer

Local Authority

States what the LA will be offering schools and other providers in terms of SEN.

EP

Educational Psychologist

SALT

Speech and Language Therapist

CAF

Common Assessment Framework

TAC

Team Around the Child

EWO

Educational Welfare Officer

BSS

Behaviour Support Service

CIR

County Inclusive Resource

PIPs

Personal Improvement Plans

AT

Advisory Teachers

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

VI

Visual Impairment

PD

Physical Disability

SpLD

Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia)

ASD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

EHC plan

Education and Health Care plan – these are replacing Statements of SEN. They require a formal assessment of SEN by the LA and may result in the school receiving ‘top up’ funding to help support a child’s needs.

PSP

Pastoral support programme

LAC

Looked after child

FSP

Family Support Worker

PSA

Parent Support Advisor

HI

Hearing Impaired