Jargon Buster


What it means
Assessment Ways of judging how well students are progressing.
Attainment What students accomplish.
Core Curriculum English, Mathematics and Science – subjects which must be studied by all students.
Curriculum All the courses and learning opportunities a school offers or course of study being followed by a student
Exclusion A child may be excluded from school by the head teacher if they act in a way that prevents the teaching and learning of the school community.
SATs – Statutory Assessment Tests These tests are used to assess your child’s attainment at the end of Year 6, before they start secondary school.
ICT: Information Communication Technology This refers to the use and study of computers.
IEP: Individual Education Plan A plan that is written for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). This plan supports the child in meeting their targets.
Inclusion A process by which schools, local authorities and other develop their cultures, policies and practices to include students.
Key Stage Your child’s progress through school is measured in key stages. Key Stage 1 Reception to the end of Year 2. Key Stage 2 Year 3 to Year 6.
OFSTED: Office for Standards in Education The body which inspects state funded schools. Ofsted inspectors produce educational reports to help improve schools.
P.S.A A Parent Support Adviser who works to support parents and run parents’ programmes.
PSP – Pastoral Support Plan A document used to support positive behaviour.
SENCO Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
Target The individual goals set for a child. Targets are a way of checking a child’s progress.

Dear parent and carers,

On Thursday, 6 June our wonderful friend and treasured colleague Mrs Sadia Ahmed passed away.

Sadia was the life and soul of our school and she leaves behind a huge hole in the heart of Longsight Community Primary. Sadia was an amazing teacher and her children are a testament to her determination that all our children achieved their potential.

She was a wonderfully kind, open-hearted friend whose sense of humour still make us smile now even while we are all grieving. I know she welcomed all parents with open arms and that you will all miss her as much as we will. Please talk to your children about Mrs Ahmed as I know they may have questions. A book of condolence will be open this week for you to share your messages and memories.

We are heart-broken for the life not yet lived, but grateful for the life she did live. Rest in peace our beloved friend.

Mrs Rukhsana Ahmed and all the staff and friends of Longsight Community Primary.