Jargon Buster

Quick reference ‘jargon buster’ tool

National and local sector initialisms and acronyms 

AB – Appropriate Body [Provide the statutory requirement for independent quality assurance for statutory induction of ECTs (SI Guidance, para 2.21) *Reforms to AB mean that teaching school hubs (TSH) will assume this role replacing LA (see Govt. Consultation, p16)

BPN – Best Practice Network [ A funded provider of OLP* and face-to-face induction programmes; working in partnership with Alpha TSH* for 2022 ECT starters - 

CCHSG – Colchester County High School for Girls

CIP – Core Induction Programme  (for ECTs)

CPD – Continuing Professional Development

CTTC – Colchester Teacher Training Consortium

ECF – Early Careers Framework (2021)

ECT – Early Careers Teacher Replaced the term NQT – Newly Qualified Teacher -  Sept 2021

EDT – Education Development Trust [ A funded provider of OLP* and face-to-face induction programmes; working in partnership with Alpha TSH for 2021 ECT starters 

FIP – Full Induction Programme 

OLP* – Online Learning Programme

ITTAG – Initial Teacher Training Advisory Group

ITT – Initial Teacher Training

LA – Local Authority

MATs – Multi Academy Trusts

NETT - North Essex Teacher Training

TRA - Teaching Regulation Agency

TSH* –  Teaching School Hubs (87 regional hubs; replaced previous network of 750 teaching schools from Sept 2021)


Evidence codes used within Alpha TSH ECT progress review documentation

ITT -                     Evidence from initial teacher training 

SR -                      Self review 

PW -                     Pupils' work 

AR -                      Assessment and record keeping 

E -                        Evaluations of teaching, collaborative working and sharing practice 

F -                          Feedback from colleagues on practice 

O -                         Lesson observations 

P -                          Planning 

TE -                        Teaching environment 

CPD -                     Continuing Professional development activities 

RP -                       Reporting to/discussions with parents and careers 

PPR -                      Professional Progress Review meetings 

AM -                      Assessment meeting (when the end of year report will be discussed) 

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