Common Acronyms

Education professionals, educational charities and politicians have all contributed acroymns to the education lexicon.

Here are just a handful that might need translation. We will add to this list as and when, but as parents wanting to get involved in your children’s education we thought this short list would help. If anyone knows of a helpful list that we can borrow or link to, please don’t hold back.

CfE – Curriculum for Excellence
SPTC – Scottish Parent Teacher Council
SCQF – Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
SQA – Scottish Qualifications Authority
SVQ – Scottish Vocational Qualifications
ES – Education Scotland
RAFA – Raising Attainment for All (a programme seeking to improve education using improvement science)
DYW – Developing the Young Workforce
GIRFEC – Getting it Right for Every Child