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Acronyms - Don't worry if you are confused, so are we sometimes! 

At school we know that sometimes we use shortcuts with language. Because it is everyday language to us, we may forget that parents do not understand what we are referring to. 

We hope this guide helps, but please always ask if you are unsure. No question is a silly question at St Patrick's!


BAT – Bristol Autism Team

BME – Black Minority Ethnicity

C – Corrected

D – Discussed

E – Exceeding (Green) P- Progressing (Purple) B –Beginning (Blue)

DIRT – Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time

EAL – English as an Additional Language

EHCP – Educational Health Care Plan

EP – Educational Psychologist

GR – Guided Reading

HP – House Point

I – Independent Work

IEP – Individual Educational Plan

PP – Pupil Premium

PPs – Pastoral Programs

PSHE – Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

RR – Rapid Response

S – Support (worked with an adult)

SALT – Speech and Language Therapy

SEBD – Social/Emotional Behaviour Difficulties

SEN – Special Educational Needs

SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SPAG – Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

WALT – We Are Learning Today

WILF – What I’m Looking For