PAN

Published admissions number – the number of children the LA (or governing board of a foundation or voluntary aided school or academy trust) determines must be admitted to any one year group in the school

Parent governor/trustee

Member of the governing board elected by the parents of the school’s pupils

Partnership governor

In schools with a religious character these governors must be appointed with the purpose of preserving and promoting the religious ethos

PE and sport premium

Funding for years 1 to 6 to provide additional PE and sport beyond that already provided in the curriculum

Peripatetic teacher

One who teaches in a number of schools, to give specialist instruction, eg in music

PFI

Private finance initiative – enables local authorities to enter into contracts with the private sector for the provision of new and/or improved capital assets (infrastructure for example) and related services

PGCE

Post-Graduate Certificate of Education

PGR

Parent governor representative – elected to serve on a local authority committee discharging the education functions of the LA

PI

Performance indicators (sometimes called key performance indicators). Used to evaluate the success of a school or of a particular activity in which it engages

PPA

Planning, preparation and assessment – 10% guaranteed non-contact time for teachers

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