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Bramford and Somersham

Primary School Federation

What Does All the Jargon Mean?

Abbreviation Description
 ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
 ASD Autistic spectrum disorder
 BSS Behaviour support Service
 AT Advisory Teachers
 CAF   Common Assessment Form
 CIR   County Inclusive Resource – supports children with ASD
 CoP Code of Practice

Special Educational Needs (SEND) Code of Practice: for 0 to 25 years. Statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support young people with SEND

This is the legal document that sets out the requirements for SEND

 EHC planEducation and Health Care plan – these are replacing Statements of SEN. They require a formal assessment of SEND by the LA and may result in the school receiving ‘top up’ funding to help support a child’s needs.
 EP Educational Psychologist
 EWO Educational Welfare Officer
 FSW Family Support Worker
 HI Hearing impaired
 LA Local Authority
 LA Local Offer States what the LA will be offering schools and other providers in terms of SEND.
 LAC Looked After Child
 PD Physical Disability
 PIPs Personal Improvement Plans
 PSA Parent Support Advisor
 PSP Pastoral Support Programme
 SENCO Special Educational Needs Coordinator
 SEND Special Educational Needs or Disabilities
 School Local Offer States what the School will be offering students and parents in terms of SEND.
  Educational Psychologist
 SALT Speech and Language Therapy
 SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia)
 TA Team Around the Child
 VI Visual Impairment