National curriculum

This was established by the 1988 Education Reform Act to ensure that all pupils receive a broad and balanced education, which is relevant to their needs. Academies do not need to follow the national curriculum, but many still choose to

National Schools Commissioner

(NSC) A civil servant responsible for co-ordinating the work of the eight RSCs


National Funding Formula - the standardised formula for school funding allocations across every mainstream state funded school in England.

Non-teaching (support) staff

Members of the school staff employed to provide services in a school, such as teaching assistants, cleaners and office staff


Number on roll


National Professional Qualification for Headship – training for new or aspiring headteachers


Newly qualified teacher

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