• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

Assessment Point
4/5 times a year when staff have to record academic data on each student they teach.

Attainment 8
(A8) Attainment 8 is the students’ average achievement grade measured across eight subjects: English, Mathematics. Three other English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects (sciences, computer science, geography, history and languages). Three further subjects, which can be from the range of EBacc subjects, or can be any other GCSE or approved, high-value arts, academic, or vocational qualification.

CEIAG
Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance – giving students support and guidance on future choices – e.g. GCSE choices, post 16 education

Channel
the organization which co-ordinates the Prevent strategy

CIC
Child in Care, previously known as Child Looked After (CLA) and Looked After Child (LAC)

CP
Child Protection (including Safeguarding)

Destinations
Percentage of Key Stage 4 Cohort going to, or remaining in, an education and/or employment destination

EAL
English as an Additional Language 

EBacc
Government measure of performance based on performance in English, maths, science,  humanities subject and a Modern foreign language

FGM
Female Genital Mutilation – mandatory on all staff to report to the school Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

FSM
Free Shool Meals – identified as part of the Narrowing The Gap agenda (NTG)

GO4SCHOOLs
Go4Schools is an online website; showing student achievement/learning/conduct and attendance data in real time

More Able
Students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following domains of human ability: intellectual, creative, social and physical. Talented students are those whose skills are distinctly above average in one or more areas of human performance.

OE
Outstanding Expectation - the grade we expect your child to achieve at the end of the year (or end of year 11 (or 13) for BTEC subjects) if they are working at a rate above the National Average rate.

PA
Performance Appraisal (often called Performance Management) a mechanism to assess staff performance and support school improvement.

PL
Pastoral Leader

PP
Pupil Premium Indicator – also known as Disadvantaged Students – results in additional funding for the school to support students

Prevent
The process by which the Government prevent radicalization

Professional Prediction
Teacher predicted grade for the end of that academic year, based on the current grade evidence (unless the qualification is a BTEC, in which case the prediction is for the end of year 11 (or 13))

Progress 8
Government measure of school performance based on progress in a basket of subjects (see A8 list of subjects above)

QA
Quality Assurance – Ensuring judgements are accurate across the school community

QWC
Quality of Written Communication – part of the reading, writing – literacy agenda

RAG rating
Red, Amber, Green rating; based on not meeting, meeting partly or fully meeting a grade or target action

RPA
Raising Participation Age; all students in the UK must be in education or employment with training until the age of 18

SEND
Special Educational Needs (includes physical disability)

SIMS
School Information Management System– used to record data

SISRA
The system used to analyse student academic achievements

SLT
Senior Leadership Team

SMH
Show my Home work - Website dedicated to keeping students and parents informed on homework set and expected dates to hand in

SMSC
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education

WRL
Work Related Learning