General Certificate of Secondary Education. An academic qualification in a specified subject, usually taken in a number of subjects by students aged 14 to 16. They are the principal means of assessing pupil attainment at the end of compulsory secondary education.
Defined by the Department as the top five to ten per cent of pupils per school as measured by actual or potential achievement in various subjects.
Also see SEN
A particular role in an educational institution's governing body that may be fulfilled by a teacher or a parent. The governor is involved in the strategic management of the educational institution.
A programme of on-the-job training that allows graduates to qualify as a teacher while they work.
A school that selects all or most of its pupils according to academic ability.
A government programme that aims to encourage all schools to use the outdoor classroom, both within and beyond the school grounds, as a context for learning across the curriculum.
Also see Sustainable schools
General Teaching Council. On 2 June 2010 it was announced the Coalition Government would introduce primary legislation that will abolish the General Teaching Council for England.