Have you ever made use of BOPCAS or joined NUPE? Would you be happy if someone said that you had a G&T child? The last question is nothing to do with gin and tonic - it stands for gifted and talented - but it is easy to become bewildered by the amount of jargon and acronyms used in education today. The issue is due to be raised at a teacher's conference today.

Fortunately, help is at hand - an impressive list of acronyms used in UK education can be viewed on the EMIE website. Or if you'd like a fuller explanation of some of the terms used when working with children, then you should certainly take a look at the Multi-Agency Working Glossary from Every Child Matters.


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