Has now been replaced by the Early Years Foundation Stage profile.
Also see EYFS
Schools identified as among the best performing in the country, in order to share good practice with other schools. The programme was phased out in 2005.
British Educational Communications and Technology Agency. On 24 May 2010 it was announced the Coalition Government would be cease funding to Becta by March 2011.
The Department recognises that effective teaching and learning are most likely to take place in orderly classes with well-behaved pupils.
Provides structure and support to enable pupils to develop appropriate behaviour, by building on their strengths and developing their confidence in their own abilities.
Comparing a school's costs and income with those of a similar school.
The British Education and Teaching Technology show. An annual trade show that showcases the use of ICT in schools, usually held in January in London. It also features a programme of seminars and presentations.
The Behaviour Improvement Programme. A programme for improving behaviour and attendance in schools, providing extra funding and intensive support to key areas. The programme came to an official end in 2006.
Also see Behaviour
Building Schools for the Future. The government investment programme in secondary school buildings that was set up in 2005 to rebuild or renew every secondary school in England throughout a 10- to 15-year period.
The Independent/State School Partnership scheme set up to encourage collaborative working between independent and maintained schools.
Repeated acts of emotional, verbal and physical abuse by more powerful individuals or groups against those who are less powerful.
The common name for the 'Conditions of service for school teachers in England and Wales' document. This details conditions of service not covered by statute, that have been negotiated between national employers and trade unions.
Employed to ensure the most effective use of all school resources. Their role is essential to supporting teaching and learning. They are also involved in strategic planning and risk management.
The plan published by the Department setting out its vision, priorities and structural reforms. It covers the period 2011 to 2015 and will be refreshed annually to reflect the latest priorities.