Glossary of terms

This glossary provides definitions and explanations of terms used in our SEN Information Report and other terms which you may encounter when finding out about SEND. 


ARP/ARC   Additionally Resourced Provision/Additionally Resourced Centre

ASD           Autistic Spectrum Disorder

CYPS         Children’s and Young Peoples Service (Previously known as CAMHS)

EAL            English as an Additional Language

ICT             Information Communication Technology

Key Stage One    Pupils in year 1 to 2 (aged 5-7 years)  

Key Stage Two    Pupils in years 3 to 6 (aged 7-11 years)

MLD           Moderate Learning Difficulties

PSA           Parent Support Advisor

SEAL         Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.

SEN           Special Educational Needs

SEND         Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SENCO       Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SENTASS   The Special Educational Needs Teaching and Support Service

SLCN          Speech Language Communication Needs

SPLD          Specific Learning Difficulties E.g. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia