Terminology and Useful Acronyms

At Beacon Hill, we realise that sometimes unfamiliar terminology, abbreviations, and acronyms are used within the information we provide to parents and carers of the children and young people who attend school and 6th form.

On this page, you will soon find definitions for the some of this terminology and acronyms used within our curriculum information and progress reporting. We hope this will help to increase your understanding of information we provide.

 

 

Terms used to describe our students

SLD  

Severe Learning Disability

ASC 

Autistic Spectrum Condition – This is a lifelong disability which affects people in different ways in how they communicate with the World

PMLD 

Profound and Multiple Learning Disability is when a person has a Severe Learning Disability and may have other significant difficulties such as physical disabilities, sensory impairments and/or severe medical conditions.

Acronyms you may find in reports

EHC / P 

Education Health Care / Plan / Meeting

PLP

Personal Learning Plan these are set termly and based upon annual targets set at the EHC meeting

Desired Outcomes

Theses are set at the end of each Key Stage by Teachers, Parents and Therapist, they are broken down into Annual Targets

Annual Targets

These are set and agreed annually at the EHC meeting and are broken down into termly PLP targets

PLP

Personal Learning Plan these are set termly and based upon annual targets set at the EHC meeting

Working Towards

Students have been making steps towards their target but have not yet met it to the level we have expected

Met

Students have met their target

Exceeded

Students have exceeded their target and may have completed their challenge target

SCERTS

Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support - it helps us to identify the communication style of our students and what their next step is in Communication

HI

Hearing Impaired

VI

Visual Impaired

EAL

English as Additional Language

FSM

Free School Meals

LAC

Looked After Children

PP

Pupil Premium

Terms used to describe our curriculum

EYFS Curriculum


Informal Curriculum


Semi formal Curriculum


Preparing for Adulthood Curriculum


Cognition and Learning


Communication and Interaction 


Sensory and Physical


Social and Emotional Mental Health


Awareness


Control


Exploration


Sequencing


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