11 plus appeals

Section F: Abbreviations

AA Admission Authority
ACE Advisory Centre for Education
AN Admission Number (same as PAN)
BAS British Ability Scales (a series of tests used by educational psychologists)
CAF Common Application Form
CATs Cognitive Abilities Tests (Reasoning Tests used in some schools)
CEM Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (independent provider of educational assessment tests, based at Durham University)
CoP Code of Practice
DCSF Department for Children, Schools and Families, see DfE
DDA Disability Discrimination Act (now the Equality Act)
DfE Department for Education, formerly DCSF
DPA Data Protection Act
EFA Education Funding Agency (carries out certain functions in relation to Academies on behalf of the Secretary of State, e.g. dealing with complaints about Academy appeals).
EP Educational Psychologist
EqA Equality Act
FCO “fair, consistent, & objective” (the standard required of a Selection Review process)
FOI Freedom of Information (Act)
HTR Head Teacher Recommendation (used in Bucks)
IAN Indicated Admission Number (indicated, that is, by the Net Capacity formula)
IAP Independent Appeal Panel
IMHO In my humble opinion
KS1 Key Stage 1 (reception, year 1, year 2)
KS2 Key Stage 2 (years 3-6)
LA Local Authority
LGO Local Government Ombudsman
NC National Curriculum (e.g. NC tests: the proper name for SATs. Optional NC tests: tests taken in years 3-5 that give a NC level
NFER National Foundation for Educational Research (now GL Assessment)
NVR Non Verbal Reasoning
OoC Out of County / Out of Catchment
PAN Published Admission Number
PO Presenting Officer (representative of the admission authority, who presents the school’s case)
Q&As Questions and Answers
SAAC School Admission Appeals Code
SATs Standard Assessment Tests
SENCO Special Educational Needs Coordinator
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty
SR Selection Review
SRP Selection Review Panel
VA Voluntary Aided
VR Verbal Reasoning
WISC Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (a series of tests used by educational psychologists)
YPLA Young Peoples Learning Agency (carried out certain functions in relation to Academies on behalf of the Secretary of State, e.g. dealing with complaints about Academy appeals). Replaced by EFA (see above).

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