SACRE

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education – local statutory board which advises on religious education and collective worship

SATs

Standard assessment tasks – used for national curriculum assessment

Scheme of delegation

A document defining the lines of responsibility and accountability in a MAT, sometimes referred to as a roles and responsibilities document

School business manager

A professional employed by a school with responsibility for financial management and often other areas such as human resources and health and safety management. Usually part of the senior leadership team

School census

A statutory return which takes place during the autumn, spring, and summer terms. Maintained schools and academies must take part in the census

School development plan

The operational document describing how the school will work towards the strategic priorities set by the governing board

Schools Forum

A schools forum has been established in each LA area to advise on the allocation of the funding for schools – the majority of places on this board should be filled by governors and headteachers, preferably in equal numbers

Secondment

The release of staff on a temporary basis for work elsewhere

Secretary of State for Education

The senior government minister with responsibility for education. Leads the Department for Education

SENCO

SEN co-ordinator – the teacher responsible for co-ordinating SEND provision in the school

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