Have a go at this little quiz, based on one from the National Training Programme for New Governors: Download the quiz as a Word file
Cracking the code
Every job has its own jargon and acronyms, and education is no exception. It makes communication quicker and easier for those in the know, but it can be intimidating to newcomers. What, for example, do you make of this?
The HT reported to the GB that HMI were coming to look at ICT and EAL at KS1 and KS2. The HMI will report back to the SMT and the SENCO. We are very pleased that our DHT has registered for NPQH.
On the next INSET day, staff will be looking at the SDP and the induction of NQTs and TAs. At the next Finance Committee meeting, governors need to consider our PTR and the rise in FSM. The NOR is 240, with a PAN of 30.
The HTPMP will meet the SIP to set the targets for the current Y5, and also to look at the SEF.
I think you’d be pretty unlucky to have a set of minutes or a report that included all of these, but some documents do seem to be littered with acronyms!