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Assessment     Ways of judging how well students are progressing.

Attainment      What students accomplish.

Core Curriculum  English, Mathematics and Science – subjects which must be studied by all students.

Curriculum  All the courses and learning opportunities a school offers or course of study being followed by a student

Exclusion  A child may be excluded from school by the head teacher if they act in a way that prevents the teaching and learning of the school community.

SATs   Statutory Assessment Tests. These tests are used to assess your child’s attainment at the end of Year 6, before they start secondary school.

ICT   Information Communication Technology. This refers to the use and study of computers.

IEP  Individual Education Plan. A plan that is written for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). This plan supports the child in meeting their targets.

Inclusion  A process by which schools, local authorities and other develop their cultures, policies and practices to include students.

Key Stage   Your child’s progress through school is measured in key stages. Key Stage 1 Reception to the end of Year 2. Key Stage 2 Year 3 to Year 6.

OFSTED   Office for Standards in Education. The body which inspects state funded schools. Ofsted inspectors produce educational reports to help improve schools.

PSP   Pastoral Support Plan. A document used to support positive behaviour.

SENCO   Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

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