Jargon Buster

In education there is a tendency to use acronyms when sharing both written and verbal feedback.

The list below has been created to explain some of the more common terms.

ASN Additional Support Needs
CSP Coordinated Support Plan
DHT Depute Head Teacher
EAL English as an Additional Language
ELC Early Learning & Childcare
FSM Free School Meals
GIRFEC Getting it Right for Every Child
HMIE Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education
HT Head Teacher
IEP Individual Education Plan
LAC Looked After Child
PEF Pupil Equity Fund
PT Principal Teacher
PVG Protection of Vulnerable Groups
QIO Quality Improvement Officer
SHANNARI Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible, Included

If we have missed any ‘jargon’ that you would like added then please use the comments section to email your suggestions and we will add them to the list.