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Jargon Buster

Please see below a Jargon Buster to help aid understanding of terms used in education. 

DfE - Department for Education

Early Years - Terrific Twos, Nursery and Reception

ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

FSM - Free School Meals

KS1 - Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

KS2 - Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

MFL - Modern Foreign Languages

NC - the National Curriculum introduced in 2014 (see link for more information)

Non-PP - not Pupil Premium children (see definition for PP below)

Ofsted - Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

PE - Physical Education

PP - Pupil Premium children 

SPaG- Spelling, punctuation and grammar test