SEND Glossary

SEND Glossary of Terms


ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder
BESD Behavioural Emotional & Social Difficulties
CAF Common Assessment Framework
CAMHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
COP Code of Practice
CP Child Protection
DCD Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
EAL English as an Additional Language
EP Educational Psychologist
FRFormal Response (replacing School Action Plus – SA+)
FSM Free School Meals
HI Hearing Impairment
IEP Individual Education Plan
IRInformal Response (replacing School Action – SA)
KS Key Stage
LAC Looked After Child
LEA Local Education Authority
LSS Learning Support Service
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty
NC National Curriculum
OT Occupational Therapist
PP Pupil Premium
SaLT Speech & Language Therapy
SEMHSocial Emotional Mental Health
SEN Special Educational Needs
SEND Special Educational Needs & Disability
SENCO Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty
VI Visual Impairment


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Mrs O'Daly