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Key Skills Series - Understanding School Jargon

Every industry has its own jargon, and it can sometimes make newcomers feel unwelcome. This course - part of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series - will help you navigate your way through the words and phrases used in schools.

  • Easily accessible
  • Supportive delivery
  • Clear definitions to help you in your role
1 hour
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About this course

Are you starting a new job at a school? Perhaps you’re a parent trying to work your way through an assessment, an evaluation, or an Ofsted report? You might have been appointed as a school governor. Whatever the reason, there are a large number of people each year who come into contact with school jargon for the first time, and the range of words and phrases can feel overwhelming. By watching this training session you will:

  • Learn how different schools are managed and structured
  • Get clarity on a wide range of terms - and how (and why) they’re used
  • Feel confident in your new role - whatever that might be


  • NQTs, RQTs, and other school staff at the beginning of their career
  • New governors or parents
  • Local or community agencies that work closely with a school

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