What does it all mean?
Every job has its own jargon and acronyms, and education is no exception. It makes communication quicker and easier for those in the know, but it can be intimidating to new comers. What, for example, do you make of the following statement?
The HT reported to the GB that HMI were visiting the school to perform subject inspections on ICT and EAL at KS1 and KS2 following the INSET day. HMI would report back to the SMT and the SENCO on their findings. The HT highlighted that the SEF, which had recently been updated in light of the recent changes to the OFSTED framework, helped to identify priorities for the SIP. The SIP was due to meet with the HT next term to discuss updates to the SEF taking into account ECM.
It was noted that the school were embarking on ECaW and ECaR, which they felt would help with CLLD, G & T and in EY together with APP.
It was also noted that on the next INSET day, staff will be looking at the induction of NQTs and TAs. Further information would be given at the next GB meeting.
Now, try to work out below what each of these abbreviations stands for: