Glossary and FAQ

To help understand some of the terms used in school we have produced two guides. The table below are the ones we use most often at Alperton. To see a more general glossary of the terms used in schools, please click here.


SEN Special Educational Needs
LTA Language Teaching Assistant
BTA Bilingual Teaching Assistant
TLL Teaching and Learning Leader
SENCO Special Educational Needs Coordinator
LSA Learning Support Assistant
EAL English as an Alternative Language
GAT Gifted Able Talented
STEM Club Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics
SNAG Group Schools Nutritional Action Group
PSBP Priority Schools Buiding Programme
PM Pastoral Manager
MAT More Able and Talented
BME Black Minority Ethnic
KS3 Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to 9)
KS4 Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11)
KS5 Key Stage 5 (Year 12 and 13)