English as an Additional Language. Refers to children whose first language(s) is/are not English and who may not yet be speaking English fluently or even at all. Find EAL resources for free download on TES
A new slimmed down Early Years Foundation Stage framework for children aged 0-5 years old was introduced in September 2012. The revised curriculum reduces the number of early years goals from 69 to 17. It also provides earlier intervention for children who need extra help with a progress check at age two. Read the new framework on the DfE website
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. Children who display these problems may be placed on the Special Needs Register and given extra support. See SEN.
Every Child Matters. This policy was introduced by the labour government in 2003 and outlined an approach to the wellbeing of children and young people from birth to age 19. The aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic wellbeing. However the coalition government has shown every indication that they plan to dismantle this programme, with Gove calling the Every Child Matters agenda 'meddlesome'. Read more in this TES article
One of the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning.
Early Learning Goals
Early Learning Goals. These 17 early learning goals outline the expectations for children to reach by end of Foundation Stage. They provide the basis for planning throughout the EYFS. Read this article on the changes to the Early Learning Goals
The English Baccalaureate is a performance measure introduced in the 2010 performance tables. It recognises the success of pupils who get GCSEs or IGCSEs at grades A*-C across a core of academic subjects - English , maths, history or geography, the sciences and a language.
Equal opportunities policy
Education Other Than At School eg home education
English for Speakers of Other Languages or English as a Second or Other Language. If English isn’t your main language you can do a course to help you improve your English. These courses are called ESOL.
Education Welfare Officer. These people work with schools, pupils and families to find solutions to poor school attendance. They are also known as education social workers.
Excellent Teacher Scheme
The Excellent Teacher Scheme was launched in 2004 and offers teachers who do not want to take up the AST career option the opportunity to gain further recognition for their teaching skills once they have reached the top of the upper pay spine, without the need to move into a management role.
Being expelled, usually for bad behaviour.
Suspension for up to 45 days a year.
Schools offering services such as breakfast clubs or after school clubs or other services to help meet the needs of local families.