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Education

Web Links: Appendix

First Edition Links Archive

Web Links: A-Z

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries.

academy
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/academy-conversion-process
Explains the nature and purpose of academies (1) and the means by which a state school can apply for academy status.

accelerated learning
http://www.acceleratedlearning.com/method/
Summarizes the claims made for accelerated learning and how it can be applied in various sectors of education and training.

Access to Learning Fund
http://www.gov.uk/access-to-learning-fund
Explains the purpose of the fund and provides details of eligibility.

Achievement for All
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/achievement-for-all-national-evaluation
Presents an evaluation of the initiative.

Action for Employment (A4e)
http://www.mya4e.com/
Provides further details about the work of A4E.

action research
http://www.infed.org/mobi/action-research/
Provides further information about the structure and uses of action research.

adult literacy
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/adult_literacy
Provides further information on adult literacy initiatives.

Advanced Level (A level)
http://www.ucas.com/gce-advanced-levels
Provides current information on A levels and on the points tariff for entry to higher education.

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)
www.ace-ed.org.uk
The centre’s web site provides detailed information about its role and services.

age, reading
www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/resources/topical/reading/reading.htm
Explains relationship between reading age and children’s reading material.
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/schools_teaching
Provides links to data on reading skills assessment.

amanuensis
www.brunel.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/169784/Use-of-amanuenses.pdf
Provides detailed information about the use of amanuenses in educational settings.

Asperger syndrome
http://autism.org.uk/about-atism/autism-and-asperger-syndrome-an-introduction/what-is-asperger-syndrome.aspx
Provides links to a variety of information about symptoms and available support.

assertive discipline
http://www.behavioradvisor.com/AssertiveDiscipline.html
Provides further details about how this approach can be used in schools.

Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
http://www.aqa.org.uk/about-us
Provides a detailed description of the Alliance’s role and function.

Assessment for Learning (AfL)
http://www.cfbt.com/en-GB/Research/research-library/2013/r-assessment-for-learning-2013
An evaluation of the impact of assessment for learning.

Association for Science Education (ASE)
http://www.ase.org.uk/bookshop/
Details of publications for science teachers.

Association of Colleges (AoC)
http://www.aoc.co.uk
Provides details about the AoC’s role.

Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
www.aelp.org.uk
Provides details of AELP’s aims and activities.

Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)
http://www.atl.org.uk
Provides a link to the history of the Association from 1884 to the present day.

attachment disorder
http://www.attachment.org/reactive-attachment-disorder/
Provides details of causes and symptoms.

attainment gap
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/attainment-gap-between-fsm-pupils-and-the-rest
Sets out the attainment gap between pupils who receive free school meals and those who do not.

attendance
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-attendance
Provides governmental advice on pupil registers and other matters relating to attendance.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Provides further information about diagnosis and specific educational needs.

augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk
Provides a wealth of information about AAC including details of suppliers, publications, assessment centres, and online forums.

autistic spectrum disorder
http://autism.org.uk/about-atism/autism-and-asperger-syndrome-an-introduction/what-is-asperger-syndrome.aspx
Provides links to a variety of information about symptoms and available support.

Bain Review
www.deni.gov.uk/index/facts-and-figures-new/departmental-publications/101-strategic-review-of-education.htm
Provides the full text of the Bain Review.

basic skills
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/adult_literacy
Provides further information on adult literacy initiatives

basic skills
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/adult_literacy
Provides further information on adult literacy initiatives.

Beacon Award
www.aoc.co.uk/about-us/aoc-charitable-trust/aoc-beacon-awards
Provides links to further information on Beacon Awards.

behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties (BESd)
http://www.sebda.org/sebd/
Provides information on the diagnosis and support of pupils with BESd.

Birth to Three Matters
http://earlyyearsmatters.co.uk
Provides further information on current issues.

blended learning
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=18446
Sets out the definition and advantages of blended learning for students in higher education.

Bloom’s Taxonomy
http://uncgqep.uncg.edu/forms/Blooms%20Taxonomy%20Action%20Verbs.pdf
Provides a full table of verbs for each domain and level.

Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA)
http://www.boarding.org.uk/
Provides links to publications available from the BSA relating to boarding and boarding schools.

board of corporation
www.aoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Board%20Composition%20Survey%202013.pdf
Links to full text of AoC survey report on FE boards of corporation.

Brain Gym
www.braingym.org.uk/
Provides further information on this approach to learning.

British Council
http://www.britishcouncil.org/education
Provides details of the British Council’s role in relation to education.

British Educational Research Association (BERA)
http://www.bera.ac.uk/about
An account of the history and purpose of BERA.

British Education Index (BEI)
https://www.leeds.ac.uk/bei
A list of the journals indexed by the BEI.

British Science Association
https://www.leeds.ac.uk/bei
An account of the history of the BSA.

bullying
http://www.gov.uk/bullying-at-school/thelaw
Provides definitions of bullying and explains schools’ responsibilities in relation to the law.

bursary
http://www.saas.gov.uk
Details of bursaries available through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

BYOD (bring your own device)
http://www.nen.gov.uk/files/NEN_Guidance_Note_5_BYOD.pdf
Government web site which sets out the advantages and disadvantages for schools, colleges, and universities of implementing BYOD.

Careers Wales
http://www.careerswales.com/
The web site for Careers Wales.

chartered teacher
http://www.gtcs.org.uk
The web site of the General Teaching Council for Scotland, which provides detailed information on achieving qualified teacher status in Scotland.
www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2002/12/15851/14178
Sets out questions and answers about the current chartered teacher grade.

child‐centred
http://www.education.com/reference/article/child-centered-education/
Lists the guiding principles of child-centred education.

Children Act 1989
https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/files/samplechapter/102_0.pdf
Provides an overview of the Children Act 1989.

Children Act 2004
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukpga/2004/31
Provides the full text of the Children Act 2004.

children's centres
http://www.ncb.org.uk
The web site of the National Children’s Bureau which provides information about the debate over children’s centres.

CILT, the National Centre for Languages
http://www.cilt.org.uk/
Provides further details of CILT's role.

Closing the Gap
http://www.nfer.ac.uk/research/closing-the-gap/
Lists relevant research projects and findings.

co-constructed learning
http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2012/oct/08/coconstructing-classes-pupils-teaching-tips
Provides further examples of the co-constructed learning approach.

collective worship
http://www.education.gov.uk/a0064979/
Provides information about the collective worship policy.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)
http://www.englishprofile.org
Provides details on the development of RLDs for English.

communication and interaction needs
http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/communicating-and-interacting/communication-and-interaction.aspx
Provides information on ways to address this range of needs.

community of practice
http://wenger-trayner.com/theory/
The Wenger web site provides a comprehensive introduction to communities of practice.

comprehensive school
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/comprehensive-schools-the-history/92186.article
Presents the argument for comprehensive schools.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jan/04/comprehensive-schools-failed-working-class
Presents the argument that comprehensive schools have failed to promote equity and social cohesion.

Council for Irish‐Medium Education (Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta)
http://www.comhairle.org/
Explains the aims and function of the Council.

coursework
http://www.cdtl.nus.edu.sg/handbook/assess/types-cont.htm
Sets out the advantages and disadvantages of assessing learner attainment through coursework.

creative curriculum
http://www.innovatemyschool.com/industry-expert-articles/item/143-creative-curriculum-implementation-primary-html
Provides a full list of the NCSL descriptors.

credit
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/scottishschoolsonline/examguide.asp
Provides guidance on Standard Grade.

Curriculum for Excellence (CfE)
http://www.curriculumforexcellencescotland.gov.uk
Details of the CfE process, progress, and objectives.

day nursery
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/day-nurseries
Provides detailed information and key questions for parents to consider in choosing a day nursery for their child.

Department for Education (DfE)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
Department’s web site which provides details about policy, roles, and current developments.

Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (DBIS)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-innovation-skills
Department’s web site which provides details about policy, roles, and current developments.

Department of Employment and Learning (DEL)
www.delni.gov.uk/
Provides details of the role and responsibilities of DEL.

Determined to Succeed (DtS)
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Images/CommunicationsLAGuidancephase2_tcm4-492583.pdf
Documents policy expectations for local authority delivery.

Diploma 14-19 14-19 Education and Skills, which set out the rationale for the Diploma.
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130401151715/https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationdetail/page1/Cm%206476
Provides access to an archived summary of the 2005 White Paper,

distance learning
http://www.uhi.ac.uk
Describes the operation of the UHI and the courses it offers.

Down syndrome
www.nhs.uk/conditions/Downs-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Provides useful information on Down syndrome for professionals in the fields of education, medicine, and social care.

Education Act The Importance of Teaching (2010), the proposals of which are enacted in the 2011 Act.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-importance-of-teaching-the-schools-white-paper-2010
Provides full-text version of the White Paper,

Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS)
http://www.eis.org.uk/
Provides information about the union’s activities and events, including links to tweets.

Education Funding Agency (EFA)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/education-funding-agency/about
Provides details of EFA’s role and responsibilities.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
http://www.emascotland.com/
Provides details of eligibility and of the results of Scottish pilots such as that in East Ayrshire in 2002.

Education Scotland 100
https://www.educationscotland.gov.uk
Provides a link to the Framework document which defines Education Scotland’s role.

emotional intelligence
http://www.businessballs.com/eq.htm
Provides details of the emotional intelligence theory and links to critical analyses.

English Baccalaureat (EBacc)
https://www.gov.uk/english-baccalaureate-information-for-schools
Provides detailed information on the subjects required for the EBacc designation.

enquiry-based learning
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/enquiry_based_learning_definitions_and_rationale
Provides a link to a PDF document which sets out the definitions and purposes of enquiry-based learning.

Erikson, Erik
http://www.simplypsychology.org/Erik-Erikson.html
Provides an explanation of Erikson’s wider work.

Estyn
http://www.estyn.gov.uk/
Provides links to current issues and reports.

European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
http://www.accreditedqualifications.org.uk/European-qualifications-framework-eqf.html
Provides further details about the EQF.

European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQARF)
http://eqavet.eu/gns/policy-context/european-quality-assurance-reference-framework.aspx
Explains how the Framework is implemented.

Every Child Matters
http://www.everychildmatters.co.uk/
Explains the background of this policy.

evidence-based teaching (EBT)
http://www.ebtn.org.uk/
Web site of the EBT network, providing details of EBT principles and practice.

Excellent Teacher Scheme (ETS)
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/222079/DCSF-RR137.pdf
The 2009 review of the scheme by the Institute for Policy Studies.

Fade or Flourish
http://www.smf.co.uk/research/category-two/fade-or-flourish-how-primary-schools-can-build-on-childrens-earl/
Provides link to the text of the report.

fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/fetal-alcohol-syndrome
Provides a full list of indicators and other symptoms.

Forest School
http://www.forestschools.com/
Explains the Forest School philosophy and provides details of training for Forest School practitioners.

Foster Report (2005)
http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/5535/1/realising06.pdf
Provides link to full text.

foundation subjects
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
Sets out a current list of foundation subjects for each key stage.

4children
http://www.4children.org.uk/
Explains the charity’s role and aims as they relate to children in schools.

Froebel, Friedrich
http://infed.org/mobi/fredrich-froebel-frobel/
Provides a bibliography and suggestions for further reading.

functional skills
www.functionalskills.ocr.org.uk/
Provides examples of onscreen tests for functional skills.

Further Education teaching qualifications
http://www.feadvice.org.uk/what-do-I-need-fe-teaching-qualifications-september-2013/level-4-certificate-education-and-training
Provides links to information about qualifications at all three levels.

games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/games/
Provides details of computer games used for learning.

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
http://www.edexcel.com/QUALS/GCSE/Pages/default.aspx
Summarizes recent developments in GCSEs.

General Teaching Council (GTC)
http://www.gtcni.org.uk/
Provides information about GTCNI's role and activities.
http://www.gtcw.org.uk/
Provides information about the GTCW's purpose and functions.http://www.gtcs.org.uk/Provides details of GTCS’s role and functions.

governors
http://www.education.gov.uk/a0057199/governor-training-an-overview
Explains the content and aims of governor training.

Great Debate
http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/speeches/1976ruskin.html
Provides the full text of the Ruskin speech.

Green Paper
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Provides links to summaries or full text pdf versions of education Green Papers.

headship development
http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/executiveagencies/a00223538/nat-college-teach-leader
Provides links to the range of headship development programmes.

hearing impairment
https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/hearimpair/range.htm
A Canadian web site providing a resource guide for classroom teachers supporting learners with a hearing impairment.

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/
Explains the role of HEFCE.
http://www.sfc.ac.uk/
Summarizes the work of the Scottish Funding Council.

home education
https://www.gov.uk/home-education
Provides guidance on home schooling.

home–school agreement
http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-school-agreements
Provides a link to the full text of guidance for governing bodies and local authorities on home-school agreements.

inclusion
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0009/000984/098427eo.pdf
The text of the Salamanca Statement.

independent learning
http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/resources/independent.html
Provides information about the advantages and disadvantages of independent learning.

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)
http://www.isi.net/reports
Provides links to ISI reports on individual schools and a guide to ISI reporting in general.

individual education plan (IEP)
http://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/sen/sen-and-schools/sen-in-the-classroom/301/individual-education-plans-ieps
Provides information on the application of IEPs.

information communication technology (ICT)
http://www.elmoglobal.com/en/html/ict/01.aspx
Sets out the advantages and disadvantages of ICT for the learner.

information learning technology (ILT)
http://www.etini.gov.uk/report-on-information-and-learning-technologies-ilt-in-further-education-colleges-in-northern-ireland.pdf
Discusses the impact of ILT on teaching and learning in Northern Ireland FE colleges.

initial teacher education (ITE)
www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training
Provides more detail about the various routes for initial teacher training.

inspection
http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report
Provides access to recent examples of Ofsted inspection reports

Institute for Learning (IfL)
http://www.ifl.ac.uk/about-ifl
Provides information about IfL’s role.

integrated community school (ICS)
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/02/03143159/0
Contains the full report on ICS.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/international_baccalaureate/
Provides detailed information on the IB.

Jisc
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/research
Provides links to current JISC projects.

Kennedy Report (1997)
http://www.lifelonglearning.co.uk/kennedy/kennedy.pdf
Provides the full text of the Kennedy Report.

knowledge about language (KAL)
http://www.linksintolanguages.ac.uk/resources/1920
Provides information about the application of KAL.

Kolb, David
http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/experience.htm
Provides discussion of experiential learning critiques of David Kolb's theory.

Learndirect
http://www.learndirect.com/help/about-learndirect/
Provides details of courses, qualifications and modes of learning.

learning difficulties (learning disabilities)
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Childrenwithalearningdisability/Pages/Whatislearningdisability.aspx
Provides details and definitions of learning disability.

learning difficulty assessment (LDA)
http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/education-and-transition/transition-from-school-to-adult-life/learning-difficulty-assessments.aspx
Provides and explanation of how LDAs are applied in the context of learners with an *autistic spectrum disorder.

learning organization
http://www.infed.org/mobi/the-learning-organization/
Explores the concept of the learning organisation.

learning styles
http://www.le.ac.uk/users/rjm1/etutor/resources/learningtheories/honeymumford.html
Provides further details of Honey and Mumford’s learning styles theory.

learning through landscapes
http://www.ltl.org.uk
Explains the opportunities provided by LTL.

Leitch Report (2006)
http://www.delni.gov.uk/the-leitch-review-of-skills
Provides link to full text of the 2006 review of the Leitch Report.

level of attainment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/work/curriculum_guide/key_stages_levels.shtml
Provides a summary for parents on levels of attainment.

lifelong learning
http://www.lifelonglearning.co.uk
Provides links to key themes in lifelong learning.

Lisbon Strategy
http://cordis.europa.eu/programme/rcn/843_en.html
Provides details of the Lisbon Strategy.

loan, student
http://www.slc.co.uk/about-us/what-we-do.aspx
The Student Loan Company web site provides further details of financial support for students.

local authority (LA)
http://www.local.gov.uk/schools-and-education
Explains the local authority’s role and function in relation to education

mentor
http://www.dur.ac.uk/hr/mentoring/mentoringguidelines/mentoringbenefits/
Sets out the benefits of mentoring.

meta-cognitive strategy
http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/meta-cognitive-and-self-regulation-strategies/
Provides a detailed explanation of meta-cognitive strategies and how they are applied in teaching and learning.

multiple intelligence
http://infed.org/mobi/howard-gardner-multiple-intelligences-and-education
Provides an account of Howard Gardner’s work.

National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)
http://www.naht.org.uk/welcome/about-naht
Summary of the Association’s aims.

National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/index/about-us/contact-us.htm
Provides further information about the role and functions of the NCTL.

National Consortium of Colleges (NCC)
http://ncc.ac.uk
Provides links to the range of the NCC’s provision for employers.

national curriculum
http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
Government web site that is the most reliable way of keeping abreast with ongoing changes to the national curriculum. It sets out details both according to key stage and to subject.

National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
http://www.nfer.ac.uk/research/research_home.cfm
Provides access to NFER research projects and findings.

National Literacy Trust (NLT)
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/about
A list of the Trust's aims and activities.

National Open College Network (NOCN)
http://www.nocn.org.uk/about
Provides information about the NOCN’s role and provision.

National Qualifications (NQs)
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/nationalqualifications/
Details of the format of the NQs.

National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
http://ofqual.gov.uk/help-and-advice/comparing-qualifications/
Provides a chart showing a comparison of qualification levels.

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
www.businessballs.com/nvqs_national_vocational_qualifications.htm

nature or nurture
http://www.simplypsychology.org/naturevsnurture.html
Provides a summary of both sides of the nature versus nurture debate.

NEET (not in education, employment, or training)
http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/SN06705/neet-young-people-not-in-education-employment-or-training/
Parliamentary briefing paper on NEETs, 2014, provides figures and sets out policies.

Neill, A. S.
http://www.ibe.unesco.org/publications/ThinkersPdf/neille.PDF
Provides a biography of Neill, an evaluation of his contribution to educational theory, and an extended bibliography.

newly qualified teacher (NQT)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/induction-for-newly-qualified-teachers-nqts
Provides further information relating to NQTs.

Northern Ireland, education in
http://www.proni.gov.uk/introduction__education_archive-2.pdf
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland providing a history of the DENI.
http://www.deni.gov.uk
Department of Education in Northern Ireland web site, detailing current developments and policies.

Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations, and Assessment (CCEA)
www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/
Provides more information about the role of the CCEA.

nursery nurse
http://www.bestbear.co.uk/childcare-information/careers/childcare-qualifications.php
A database of childcare qualifications and the range of training opportunities.

Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual)
http://ofqual.gov.uk/how-we-regulate/
Explains the role and functions of Ofqual.

Ofsted
http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report
Provides access to recent examples of Ofsted inspection reports.

Open University (OU)
http://www.open.ac.uk
Provides links to the OU’s courses and fees.

parental preference
http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/key-issues-for-the-new-parliament/value-for-money-in-public-services/parental-choice-in-education/
A parliamentary briefing paper which sets out the key issues relating to parental preference and provides illustrative charts and a full print version of the text.

parent council
www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Parentzone/getinvolved/parentcouncils/index.asp
Provides further information on the role and purpose of parent councils.

parent–teacher association (PTA)
http://www.pta.org/
Provides links to further information about the role of PTAs.

pay, teachers'
http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/salary/teaching-salary-ranges
Sets out the basic salary ranges for teachers and head teachers in schools in England and Wales and provides a link to the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document (2013) in pdf.

performance management
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/115/contents/made
Provides the full text of The Education (School Teachers’ Appraisal) (England) Regulations, 2012.

performance threshold
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/teacherspayandconditionsdocument/b00231617/accessing-the-upper-pay-range
Provides detailed guidance on threshold progression.

personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)
http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-social-health-and-economic-education-pshe
Provides advice on the teaching of PSHE.

phonics screening check
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPJ_ZEBh1Bk
A recording of phonics screening taking place, intended as a guide to best practice for teachers.

plagiarism
http://www.plagiarism.org
Provides guidance for the avoidance of plagiarism.

play-based learning
www.playbasedlearning.com.au/
Provides further information and examples of play-based learning activities.

Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)
www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training
Provides links to detailed information about both qualifications: the professional and the postgraduate certificates.

Pre‐School Learning Alliance
http://www.pre-school.org.uk
Provides details of the organization, training, and support of pre-school staff.

prison education
http://www.ucu.org.uk/2910
Provides links to news reports on prison education and re-offending statistics, and relevant scholarly articles.

professional skills test
http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/apply-for-teacher-training/skills-tests
Provides a link to the tests.

psychomotor
http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/bloomtax.htm
Provides details of the levels of learning in the psychomotor domain, with examples of level-related key words.

pupil premium
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
Provides links to further information on the pupil premium.

Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
www.accreditedqualifications.org.uk/qualifications-and-credit-framework-qcf.html
Provides a comparison between the QCF and the SQCF.

qualified teacher learning and skills (QTLS)
https://www.ifl.ac.uk/cpd-and-qtls/gaining-qtls-and-atls/
Provides further information on routes to ATLS and QTLS.

qualified teacher status (QTS)
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional
Provides links to detailed information about the professional skills test.
http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-standards
Provides a link to the full text of the 2012 Teachers’ Standards.

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/aboutus/Pages/default.aspx
Provides further details of the role of the QAA.

raising of the school‐leaving age (Rosla)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/education_after_16/
Provides answers to questions about the school leaving age and post-16 options for young people.

research
http://www.bera.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/BERA-Ethical-Guidelines-2011.pdf
Full text of the Revised Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research (2011) (British Educational Research Association).

Research Excellence Framework (REF)
http://www.ref.ac.uk
Provides information about the process of the exercise and the criteria used.

Rose Report (2006)
http://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/0201-2006pdf-EN-01.pdf
The full text of the Rose Report on reading.

school adjudicator
http://www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicator
Provides details of adjudicators' main functions.

School Direct
www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training
Provides links to detailed information about both routes.

school meals
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24132416
Discusses the policy announcement of free school lunches for Infant pupils.

Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
http://www.scqf.org.uk/The%20Framework/
Provides an interactive diagram showing where qualifications sit within the SCQF.

Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
http://www.scottish-enterprise.com
Provides details of the aims and activities of Scottish Enterprise.
http://www.hie.co.uk
Provides details of the aims and activities of the Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Scottish Group Award (SGA)
http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/2429.html
Provides further details about the Scottish Group Awards.

Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT)
http://www.snct.org.uk
Provides details of the SNCT’s role.

Scottish Progression Award (SPA)
http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/4304.html
Provides an outline of this qualification and details of the subject areas in which it is currently available.

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/5656.html
Provides further details about the organization and the function of SQA.

Service Children's Education (SCE)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/service-children-s-education
Provides full details of SCE.

single‐level tests
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-of-the-single-level-test-slt-pilot-final-report
2010 evaluation of single-level tests.

Skills Funding Agency
http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/skills-funding-agency/about#responsibilities
Provides further details of the Agency’s role.

social class
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22007058
Presents a BBC report of alternative categorization of social class.

SOLO taxonomy
http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/solo.htm
Provides a number of links to sources of further information about SOLO taxonomy.

spaced learning
http://www.futuremind.ox.ac.uk/downloads/Paul%20Kelley%20Papers/Spaced%20Learning%20Guide.pdf
Links to full text document explaining the process of spaced learning.

special educational needs (SEN)
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/special-educational-needs-sen-code-of-practice-and-regulations
The full text of the SEN code of practice and related regulations.

special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/special-educational-needs-sen-code-of-practice-and-regulations
The full text of the SEN code of practice and related regulations.
http://www.education.gov.uk/b00201451/sen-skills/advanced-skills
Provides details of the SENCO’s role and relevant professional qualifications.

special measures
http://www.teachers.org.uk/node/11884
Provides a link to advice for teachers and others working in a school under special measures.

Standard Tasks (SATs)
http://www.satspapers.co.uk/
Examples of KS2 SATS papers may be downloaded from this site.

statement of special educational needs
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/special-educational-needs-sen-code-of-practice-and-regulations
The full text of the SEN code of practice and related regulations.

Stevenson Report
http://rubble.heppell.net/stevenson/ICT
Provides a full text version of the report and a link to the McKinsey Report data.

Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
http://www.saas.gov.uk
Explains the SAAS remit and describes support available to Scottish students.

Success for All (2002)
http://www.sportscoachuk.org/sites/default/files/DfES-Success-for-All.pdf
Provides the full text of this document.

targets
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/fs_13/index.html
Sets out the 2013 targets for primary and secondary schools.

teachers’ standards
http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/283198/Teachers_Standards.pdf
Provides the full text of the teachers’ standards.

teachers.tv
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-tv
Links to streamed videos for use in schools.

TeachMeet
http://www.teachmeet.pbworks.com/
The TeachMeet web site, which provides details of recent events.

Te Whaariki
http://www.schome.ac.uk/wiki/Te_Whaariki
Presents the theoretical origins of the Te Whaariki curriculum in New Zealand.

Transfer Test
http://www.thetransfertest.com/
Provides further information about the Transfer Test.

University and College Union (UCU)
http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works
An explanation of the role and functions of UCAS.

university entrance
http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/explore-your-options/entry-requirements/tariff-tables
Provides tariff tables with point scores for a range of national qualifications, including A levels.

university entrance
http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/explore-your-options/entry-requirements/tariff-tables
Provides tariff tables with point scores for a range of national qualifications, including A levels.

visual impairment
http://www.rnib.org.uk/services-we-offer-advice-professionals-education-professionals/guidance-teaching-and-learning
Provides guidance on teaching and learning in relation to learners with visual impairment.

Vocational A levels
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vocational-qualifications-for-14-to-19-year-olds
Provides access to performance tables for vocational qualifications for 14–19-year-olds.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
http://www.vso.org.uk
Provides a list of subjects and skills in which teachers or trainers are needed.

webinar
http://turnitin.com/en_us/training/administrator-training/reinforce/attend-webinars
Provides links to examples of webinars.

White Paper
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/
Provides a link to the full text of the most recent White Paper on education, and an evaluation of its impact.

widening participation
http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/wp/
Explains the role of HEFCE in widening participation in HE.

Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)
http://www.wea.org.uk/about
Sets out the WEA's mission, aims, and values.