English as an additional language


A school performance measure based on achievement of GCSEs in ‘core academic subjects’ of English, maths, history or geography, the sciences and a language


Education Endowment Foundation

EHC plans

Education, health and care plans – the document which replaces statements of SEN and learning difficulties assessments for children and young people with special educational needs


Education and Skills Funding Agency – a single funding agency accountable for funding education and training for children, young people and adults (formerly the EFA and SFA)


Education supervision order, which LAs may apply for to deal with cases of poor attendance at school


The morals, values and beliefs that underpin the school culture


Education welfare officer – a professional worker who visits pupils’ homes and deals with attendance problems and other welfare matters in co-operation with the school

Ex officio

Able to attend meetings by virtue of holding a particular office


The temporary or permanent removal of a pupil from school for serious breaches of the school’s behaviour and discipline policy

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