Welcome to my Blog which combines the unlikely topics of supply teaching with progressive rock. Here you will find my ongoing 'Diary of a Surviving Supply Teacher' and a variety of lists/ timelines/ articles on progressive rock.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Soul and Funk for Rock Fans

The following is a revised list of soul and funk artists that I compiled a couple of years ago for another forum, which the open-minded progressive rock fan might like:

  • Bee Gees (Faith No More covered I Started the Joke)
  • Maggie Bell and Stone the Crowes (those who say erroneously there aren’t many women rock singers, because they don’t have the power in their voice, can eat their words)
  • Booker T and the MGs (Jeff Beck was a fan)
  • James Brown (influenced Ian Gillan)

  • Cameo
  • The Chi-lites
  • Commodores
  • Crusaders (jazz rock)

  • Detroit Spinners
  • Doobie Brothers (rock and soul fusion)

  • Earth, Wind and Fire

  • Chris Farlowe (formed a group with Albert Lee and Carl Palmer in 1967 and later joined Atomic Rooster)
  • Fifth Dimension (progressive soul)
  • Roberta Flack
  • The Four Tops
  • Funkadelic and Parliament (worked with Warren Zevon)

  • Marvin Gaye (What’s Going On album is political, orchestrated and conceptual)
  • Graham Central Station
  • Al Green

  • Hall and Oates (worked with Todd Rundgren)
  • Isaac Hayes (Theme from Shaft) 
  • Jimi Hendrix (Band of Gypsies were slightly funkier than the Experience)
  • Glenn Hughes (almost single-handedly introduced funk and soul to heavy rock)
  • Humble Pie (covered I Can’t Stand the Rain made famous by Ann Peebles)
  • The Isley Brothers (wrote Twist and Shout and metamorphosed into the Jimi Hendrix-style The Ladder)

  • Michael Jackson

  • Chaka Khan and Rufus
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips

  • Labelle

  • Curtis Mayfield
  • Meters

  • Osibisa (early material sounds like Santana)

  • The Philadelphia International All Stars
  • Billy Preston (famously worked with the Beatles in Germany and on Let It Be)

  • Lou Rawls
  • Otis Redding (you can hear him in Frankie Miller)
  • Todd Rundgren (mainly progressive but difficult to pigeon-hole)

  • David Sanctious and Tone (keyboard player whose album was produced by Eddie Offord)

  • The Temptations (psychedelic soul)
  • McCoy Tyner (jazz rock)

  • Stevie Winwood and Traffic (on the progressive Arc of a Diver, Stevie has a soulful voice)
  • Bill Withers
  • Stevie Wonder (among other things, an influential and experimental keyboard player)
  • Bobby Womack

Originally posted on Monday 20th June 2011

Chasing References

Item equals totem

Originally posted on Monday 20th June 2011

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Diary of a Surviving Supply Teacher: Sir Unsatisfactory

Thursday 9th June 2011

 do not think I have ever had such a late call as I had for this afternoon. It was at 12:45pm to work in a school, nine miles away, starting at 01:15pm.

“But, I am not changed for school,” I exclaimed.

The agency replied, “I’ll tell them you are getting changed.” On second thoughts, I decided not to change, other than my round-necked T-shirt for one with a collar but no tie. From the outset, I felt uncomfortable because, having initially worked a lot at the school, I had not worked there for at least a year and had assumed there was a problem.

At exactly quarter-past, I was in the classroom reading the plan, after a teacher showed me to the classroom and another, possibly the year leader, came to tell me the class needed ‘squashing’. At least she recognised that this was the case. She said she would collect the class from the playground, so that I had at least that much time to read the plan, and said it as though she was doing me a favour. I was still reading the plan as the children came through the door. 

There were constant interruptions while I was reading the plan, during the register and throughout the afternoon, for un-introduced adults taking children out to undertake unexplained tasks, a mother (who was polite) coming to hear readers and a tennis competition which involved children getting changed and going at different times. In addition, there were disputes about who was a substitute for tennis and who had/did not have PE kits. I had to ask children to sit down and stop calling out fairly frequently.  

Our first task was to briefly discuss a new school motto with the pupils, but I got them to write down their ideas on hastily hand-cut slips. Although I was prepared to discuss mottoes, the children already had a good knowledge and came up with some imaginative ideas. 

The work was on planning a trip to Mudeford as part of a topic on the coast and, although I was not involved in the organisation, I had taken trips there before, so I had some knowledge. To set the location in context, I was to tell the children about the history of smuggling in the area and why it was ideal for smuggling. As I did not have enough time to read the background text, I gave this a miss and went straight into the written task. The class had two sheets, the first a drawing of part of the beach and the second, a table divided into columns: (i) feature, (ii) natural or man-made, and (iii) evidence. They were required to make predictions as to what feature they would find, ie. sand, and then make notes as to whether it was natural or man-made and what evidence there was. The sheets were trimmed and Pritt-stuck, by the children, into their A4 geography exercise books. 

After the predictions, we examined maps of the area, over which could be placed transparencies showing the planned route. Map symbols were clearly important, so we drew a key in the geography books: i = information, m = museum, p = car park, pc = public convenience, v = visitor centre, abbey, golf course, nature reserve, slipway, sports centre, stately home, telephone, walks/trails and other features. I hoped I had remembered them accurately and, if I had not, no-one noticed! We were due to draft questions to ask tourists about the area, but ran out of time before the assembly in the hall at 03:00pm.

Assembly, for the so-called mid-phase, was based on the Dragon’s Den television programme with visitors as ‘dragons’. An enthusiastic teacher asked the children what had been going on in the school that day. Very few raised their hands but, as I have never seen the programme and was not involved in the day’s events, I could empathise with the children’s apparent indifference. One teacher sitting at the side sarcastically announced that perhaps the children should have been be given interesting work like copying out War and Peace instead. The visitors, claiming to be millionaires, one in casual wear and the other two in suits, discussed their favourite business plans drawn up by the children, including a device for neutralising the odour from dogs’ muck.     

Some of the boys decided not to take the correct route back to the classroom, but I let it go and gave out a host of letters to be taken home. I won’t forget those children, in the unlikely event that I am there again. Because of the late call, I spent half an hour marking the geography books and writing a letter to the teacher before heading off home. To their credit, the children were very good overall and the head of year said the class teacher would be pleased. She seemed unconcerned about the missed work such as the background of smuggling and that the trip was to be introduced via a letter requesting the children’s help in conducting a survey. I arrived home to find a whole pot of stone cold tea.    

Originally posted on Monday 13th June 2011     

Saturday 11th June 2011

Chris Woodhead, the former Ofsted chief who once claimed there were 15,000 incompetent teachers in Britain, is knighted in the birthday honours list. The lesson is that you do not have to work hard as a teacher, just criticise those that do.

Woodhead was appointed head of the schools inspection service, the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), in 1994. Five years later he came under pressure to resign when it was claimed by his ex-wife Cathy Woodhead that, whilst working as a teacher, he had an affair with a pupil, Amanda Johnston. Both Woodhead and Johnston insisted that, although they had met while he was her teacher at the Gordano School, the nine-year-relationship had developed several years later at Oxford. He was head of English at the school, near Bristol, from 1974-6. His version of events, given under oath, is disputed by some former colleagues. In February 1999, Woodhead addressed an audience of trainee teachers and was asked for his views on legislation to ban sexual relationships between pupils and teachers. His response was that such relationships, while regrettable, could be "experiential and educative on both sides", a remark for which he later apologised.

On 2nd November 2000, Woodhead eventually announced his resignation.

Originally posted on Saturday, 11 June 2011

List of Popular Musicians Awarded OBEs

he Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4th June 1917 by George V. The Order comprises five classes in civil and military divisions. In decreasing order of seniority, these are:

  1. Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) or Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)
  2. Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) or Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)
  3. Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  4. Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  5. Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

A list of popular music performers, record producers and songwriters who have been appointed to the Order of the British Empire: 

·             Ian Anderson (MBE 2008) Jethro Tull
·             Bono (Paul David Hewson) (honorary KBE 2007) U2
·             John Cale (OBE 2010) Velvet Underground
·             Eric Clapton (OBE 1994, CBE 2004) Cream
·             Petula Clark (CBE 1998)
·             Joe Cocker (OBE 2007)
·             Andrea Corr (MBE 2005) The Corrs
·             Caroline Corr (MBE 2005) The Corrs
·             Jim Corr (MBE 2005) The Corrs
·             Sharon Corr (MBE 2005) The Corrs
·             Brian Cox (physicist) (OBE 2010) Dare
·             Bernard Cribbins (OBE 2011)
·             Roger Daltrey (CBE 2004) The Who
·             Ray Davies (CBE 2004) The Kinks
·             Barbara Dickson (OBE 2002) Stage musicals
·             Clive Dunn (OBE 1975) Grandad
·             David Essex (OBE 1999)
·             Bryan Ferry (CBE 2011) Roxy Music
·             Gracie Fields (DBE 1979)
·             Neil Finn (OBE 1993)
·             Tim Finn (OBE 1993)
·             George Formby (OBE 1946)
·             Bob Geldof (honorary KBE 1986) Boomtown Rats, Live Aid
·             Barry Gibb (CBE 2004) Bee Gees
·             Maurice Gibb (CBE 2004) Bee Gees
·             Robin Gibb (CBE 2004) Bee Gees
·             David Gilmour (CBE 2005) Pink Floyd
·             Evelyn Glennie (OBE 1993, DBE 2007)
·             Bob Harris (OBE 2011) Radio disc jockey and OGWT presenter
·             Rolf Harris (CBE 2006) Novelty hits
·             George Harrison (MBE 1965) The Beatles
·             Trevor Horn (CBE 2011) Buggles, Yes, record producer
·             Elton John (CBE 1996)
·             Tom Jones (OBE 1999, KBE 2006)
·             Mark Knopfler (OBE 2000) Dire Straits
·             John Lennon (MBE 1965) The Beatles
·             Annie Lennox (OBE 2011) Tourists, Eurythmics
·             Lulu (OBE 2000)
·             Vera Lynn (OBE 1969, DBE 1975)
·             Gerry Marsden (MBE 2003)
·             George Martin (KBE 1996) Record producer
·             Brian May (CBE 2005) Queen
·             John Mayall (OBE 2005) Bluesbreakers
·             Paul McCartney (MBE 1965, KBE 1997) The Beatles
·             Kylie Minogue (OBE 2008)
·             Van Morrison (OBE 1996) Them
·             Graham Nash (OBE 2010) Hollies, CSN&Y
·             Olivia Newton-John (OBE 1979)
·             Jimmy Page (OBE 2005) Led Zeppelin
·             Elaine Paige (OBE 1995) Stage musicals
·             Rick Parfitt (OBE 2010) Status Quo
·             John Peel (OBE 1998) Radio disc jockey
·             Les Reed (OBE 1998) Songwriter
·             Cliff Richard (OBE 1980, KBE 1995) Authentic British rock ‘n’ roll star
·             Francis Rossi (OBE 2010) Status Quo
·             Dusty Springfield (OBE 1999) While soul and country singer
·             Ringo Starr (MBE 1965) The Beatles
·             Rod Stewart (CBE 2007) The Faces, Python Lee Jackson
·             Gordon Sumner (Sting) (CBE 2002) The Police
·             Midge Ure (OBE 2005) Ultravox, Live Aid

Originally posted on Saturday, 11 June 2011           

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Diary of a Surviving Supply Teacher: Edu-Babble

A to Z of Education Abbreviations and Acronyms
hereas other disciplines have a few abbreviations, acronyms and jargon, Education is absolutely riddled with them. It is not just those new to this area that can be confused and distracted by them, because many educational establishments devise their own codes and jargon too. This A to Z aims to give a bewilderingly full, but by no means complete, guide to often used abbreviations and acronyms encountered in education.

ACE Advisory Centre for Education
ACPC Area Child Protection Committee
AI Assigned Inspector
AIMSS Assessment Improvement Monitoring and School Support
A level Advanced level examinations
ALIS A Level Indicator System
APS Alliance of Parents and Schools
APT&C Administrative, Professional, Technical and Clerical
AQA Assessment and Qualifications Alliance
ASB Aggregated Schools Budget
AST Advanced Skills Teacher
AT Attainment Target (in National Curriculum)
ATL Association of Teachers and Lecturers
ATS SENSS Advisory Teachers Service
AWP Area Wide Prospectus
AWPU Age Weighted Pupil Unit

BA Bachelor of Arts
BDA British Dyslexia Association
BEA Boarding Education Index
BECTA British Educational Communications and Technology Agency
BEd Bachelor of Education
BEI British Education Index
BESTeam Behaviour Support Team
BHLP Budget Holding Lead Professional
BITC Business in the Community
BSc Bachelor of Science
BSP Behaviour Support Plan
BSS Behaviour Support Service
BTEC Business and Technology Education Council
BV Best Value

C&G City and Guilds and guilds of London Institute
CAD Computer Aided Design
CAF Common Assessment Framework
CAL Computer Assisted Learning
CAM Computer Aided Manufacture
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CAP Common Application Process
CAP Child Action Project
CASE Campaign for the Advancement of State Education
CAT Cognitive Ability Test
CAT Curriculum Attainment Target
CATS Credit Accumulation and Transfer System
CCT Compulsory Competitive Tendering
CDT Craft, Design and Technology
CEG Careers Education Guidance
CEL Central Expenditure Limit
CFET Certificate in Further Education and Training
CEM Centre for Education Management
CENMAC Centre for Micro-Assisted Communication
CEO Chief Education Officer
CFE Countryside Foundation for Education
CIF Common Inspection Framework
CIRCLE Centre for Intercultural Resources and Language Education
CLAIT Computer Literacy and Information Technology
CLiP Community Learning and Innovation Partnership
CNAA Council for National Academic Awards
CoVE Centre of Vocational Excellence
CP Creative Partnerships
CP Child protection
CPA Comprehensive Performance Assessment
CPD Continuing Professional Development
CPS Classroom Teachers Pay Spine
CPVE Certificate of Pre-vocational Education
CRE Commission for Racial Equality
CSIE Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education
CTC City Technology College
CTF Common Transfer File
CST Curriculum Support Team
CYPS Children and Young Peoples' Strategy
CYPSP Children and Young Peoples' Strategic Partnership

DCPO Designated Child Protection Officer
DDA Disability Discrimination Act
DfE Department for Education
DI The Dyslexia Institute
D&T Design and Technology
DLO Desirable Learning Outcomes
DOE Director of Education
DoGP Dissemination of Good Practice
DRC Disability Rights Commission
DWP Department of Work and Pensions

EAB Examinations Appeals Board
EAL English as an Additional Language
EAZ Education Achievement Zone
EAZ Education Action Zone
EBD Emotional and Behavioural Difficulty
EBP Education Business Partnership
EC Excellence Cluster
ECAF Electronic Common Assessment Framework
EDU Education Development Unit
EENET Enabling Education Network
EFL English as a Foreign Language
EHE Elective Home Education
EHP Early Headship Provision
EiC Excellence in Cities
EIP Education Improvement Partnerships
EMAG Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant
EMAS Ethnic Minorities Achievement Service
EMS Education Management System
EO Education Otherwise
EOTAS Education Other than at School
EP Educational Psychologist
EPM Education Plan Monitoring
EPS Educational Psychology Service
EQUAL ESF funded community initiative programme
ERA Education Reform Act
ESF European Social Fund
ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESSTeam Educational and Social Support Team
EWO Education Welfare Officer
EYCS Early Years and Childcare Service
EYDCP Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership
EYDP Early Years Development Plan

FF Fair Funding
FL Family Learning
FLC Flexible Learning Centre
FLLN Family Literacy, Language and Numeracy
FLW Family Learning Weekend
FOLDA Federation of Local Development Agencies
FS Foundation Stage
FSA Financial Services Authority
FSM Free School Meals
FSP Foundation Stage Profile
FSS Formula Spending Share
FTE Full Time Equivalent (staffing)

GBA Governing Bodies Association
GCE A General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
GCE AS General Certificate of Education Advanced Supplementary
GCSE General Certificate of Secondary Education
GEP Group Educational Plan
GEST Grants for Education Support and Training (replaced by School Standards Fund)
GM Grant Maintained (term no longer in use)
GNVQ General National Vocational Qualification
GOSW Government Office of the South West
GSA Girls' School Association
GSB General Schools Budget
G&T Gifted and Talented
GTC General Teaching Council

HACSG Hyperactive Children’s Support Group
H&S Health and Safety
HEADLAMP The Headteachers’ Leadership and Management Programme
HiMP Health Improvement Plan
HIP Headteachers' Induction Programme (now replaced by EHP)
HMC Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference
HMCI Her Majesty's Chief Inspector
HMI Her Majesty's Inspector(ate)
HMM Healthy Minds Matter
HMSO Her Majesty's Stationery Office
HODS Heads of Departments
HRF Health Related Fitness
HSE Health and Safety Executive
HT Headteacher

IAG Information Advice and Guidance
IAS Inspection and Advisory Service
IB International Baccalaureate
ICS Integrated Children's System
IEP Individual Education Plan
IiC Investors in Children
IIP Investors in People
ILP Individual Learning Plan
ILR Individual Learner Record
ILS Integrated Learning Systems
INSET In-service Education and Training
IPSEA Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice
IRT The Identification, Referral and Tracking of children and young people at risk
ISA Information Sharing and Assessment
ISB Individual Schools Budget (i.e. the delegated budget for each school)
ISCG Information for School and College Governors
IS Index Information Sharing Index
ISP Integrated Service Plan
ISPP Integrated Service and Performance Plan (changing to Business Plans from April 2006)
ISR Individual School Range
IT Information Technology
ITT Initial Teacher Training
IYSS Integrated Youth Support Service

JAPONITE Joint Advisory Panel on Information Technology
JAR Joint Area Review
JCPTA Joint Consultative Panel with Teacher Associations
JET Joint Educational Trust

KS Key Stage
KS1 Key Stage 1 Years 1-2 (5 - 7 year olds)
KS2 Key Stage 2 Years 3-6 (8 - 11 year olds)
KS3 Key Stage 3 Years 7-9 (12-14 year olds)
KS4 Key Stage 4 Years 10-11 (15 - 16 year olds)
KUWC Keeping Up With Children


LSB Local Schools Budget (i.e. the total budget available to be spent on schools)
LAC Looked After Children
LACES Looked After Children Education Service
LDP Local Delivery Plan
LDW Local Development Worker
LEA Local Education Authority
Learndirect National Education and Training Helpline
LIF Local Initiative Fund
LIFT Learning Independence for Travel
LIG Leadership Incentive Grant
LLP Local Learning Providers
LMS Local Management of Schools
LMSS Local Management of Special Schools
LPSA Local Public Service Agreement
LPSH Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers
LRM Local Resource Management
LSC Learning and Skills Council
LSDA Learning Skills Development Agency
LSE Library Services for Education
LSP Local Strategic Partnership
LSW Learning Support Workers

MA Minor Authority
MA Master of Arts
MAIDeN Multi Agency Information Database for Neighbourhoods
MCI Management Charter Initiative
MDLB Management and Development Lead Body
M.Ed Master of Education
MFL Modern Foreign Languages
MIND National Association for Mental Health
MIS Management Information System
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty
MP&D Management, Planning and Development Group
MSc Master of Science
MTFS Medium Term Financial Strategy

NACE National Association for Able Children in Education
NAGC National Association for Gifted Children
NAGM National Association of Governors and Managers
NAHT National Association of Headteachers
NAPE National Association for Primary Education
NASUWT National Association of School Teachers/Union of Women Teachers
NC National Curriculum
NCB National Children's Bureau
NCER National Consortium of Examination Results
NCPTA National Conference of Parent Teacher Associations
NCSL National College of School Leadership
NCT Non-contact time
NCT National Curriculum Tests
NCVQ National Council for Vocational Qualifications
NDS New Deal for Schools
NEOST National Employers Organisation for School Teachers
NETTS National Education and Training Targets
NFER National Federation for Educational Research
NGC National Council for Governing Bodies
NGFL National Grid for Learning
NHS PT National Health Service Partnership Trust
NLP National Literacy Project
NN Neighbourhood Nurseries
NNEB National Nursery Examination Board
NOCN National Open College Network
NOF New Opportunities Fund
NoR Number on Roll
NPQH National Professional Qualification for Headship
NPQICL National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership
NPQSL National Professional Qualification for Subject Leaders
NQT Newly Qualified Teacher
NSPCC National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
NUPE National Union of Public Employees
NUT National Union of Teachers

O and A Observation and Assessment
OCN Open College Network
OCR Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations
OFSTED Office for Standards in Education
OOHL Out of Hours Learning
OU Open University

PAL Planned Admission Level
PANDA Performance and Data Analysis
PANDAS Performance and Assessment Documents
PAT Professional Association of Teachers
PATA Parent and Toddler Association
PCT Primary Care Team
PDC Professional Development Consultancy
PE Physical Education
PEACH Parents for the Early intervention of Autism in Children
PEO Principal Education Officer
PEPs Personal Education Plans
PfS Playing for Success
PGCE Postgraduate Certificate of Education
PI Peer Inspection
PIs Performance Indicators
PIAP Post Inspection Action Plan
PICSI Pre-inspection Contract and School Indicator
PID Project Initiation Document
PIN Parents Information Network
PIP Performance Improvement Plan
PIPS Performance Indicators in Primary Schools
PLASC Pupil Level Annual Schools Census (replaced by School Census from January 2007)
PLP Primary Leadership Programme
PO Project Officer
PoS Programmes of Study (in National Curriculum)
PPA Pre-school Playgroups Association
PRB Performance Review Board
PRC Pupil Referral Centre
PoCA Protection of Children Act
PRP Performance Related Pay
PRU Pupil Referral Unit
PSA Parent School Association
PSE Personal and Social Education
PSHE+C Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education
PSHE Personal, Social and Health Education
PSS Pupil and Student Services Group
PTA Parent Teacher Association
PTR Pupil Teacher Ratio

QAA Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
QA Quality Assurance
QAN Qualification Accreditation Number
QCA Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
QTA Qualified Teacher Status
QTPS Qualified Teachers Pay Spine
QTS Qualified Teacher Status

R Reception (Year R, Year 1 etc)
RARPA Recognising and recording progress and achievement
RDA Regional Development Agency
RE Religious Education
RgI Registered Inspector
RoA Record of Achievement
RSA Royal Society of Arts Examination Board
RSU Research and Statistics Unit

S2S School to school data transfer system
SACRE Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education
SAR Self Assessment Report
SATs Standard Assessment Task/Test
SCR Single Central Record
SC School census statistics collected twice yearly by DfES
SDP School Development Plan
SEP Single Education Plan
SEN Special Educational Needs
SENARC Special Educational Needs Area Resource Centre
SENCO Special Educational Needs Coordinator
SENDA Special Educational Needs Discrimination Act
SENSS Special Educational Needs Support Service
SER Small Events Record
SETPOINT School Science and Technology Materials
SEU Standards and Effectiveness Unit
SFCC School Facing Challenging Circumstances
SFF Skills for Families (National project for developing and planning of FLLN)
SHA Secondary Heads Association
SII & I School Improvement & Inclusion
SIMS Schools Information Management System
SIP School Improvement Plan
SLA Service Level Agreement
SLD Severe Learning Difficulty
SLS School Library Service, renamed Library Service for Education
SM Special Measures
SMART Smart, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-scaled
SMSC Spiritual Moral Social Cultural
SMT Senior Management Team
SN Standard Number, which replaced PAL Planned Admission Level
SOP School Organisation Plan
SoW Scheme of Work
SPAW School Performance Award Scheme
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty
SRB Single Regeneration Budget
SRS Safer Routes to Schools
SSA Standard Spending Assessment
SSCO School Support Coordinators
SSE School Self Evaluation
SSF School Standards Fund
SSFA School Standards and Framework Act 1998
STABIS State Boarding School Information Service
STRB School Teachers' Review Body
SURE Start A government programme bringing together, early education, childcare, health and family support agencies
SW Serious Weaknesses

TAP Training Access Partnership Database
TEFL Teaching English as a Foreign Language
TES Traveller Education Service
TES Times Educational Supplement
TP Teachers' Pensions
TTA Teacher Training Agency
TUC Trade Union Congress

UAB Unitary Awarding Body
UCAS University and Colleges Admissions Service
UfA University of the First Age

VA Voluntary Aided
VC Voluntary Controlled
VRQ Verbal Reasoning Quotient

WP Widening Participation

Please let me know if you are aware of an educational abbreviation or acronym beginning with this letter.

Y1 Year group 1 (YR, Y1, Y2, etc)
YELLIS Year 11 Indicator System
YOS Youth Offending Service
YIST Youth Inclusion and Support Team
YTS Youth Training Scheme

Please let me know if you are aware of an educational abbreviation or acronym beginning with this letter.

With thanks to Gloucestershire County Council Children and Young People's Services:

Originally posted on Thursday 9th June 2011