Acronyms in School Business Management

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Keystone has recently taken on a new marketing executive who has come from outside of education. The first thing she said was, "It's amazing how many acronyms there are. It's like you're talking another language made entirely out of letters!"

Schools strive to be as approachable as possible. We aim to use clear and simple language in letters and leaflets to make sure that the information is easily accessible. If you're new to being a School Business Manager or just need a reminder, Keystone has put together a handy 'cheat sheet' for when the acronyms start flying. 

We'll aim to update this list whenever acronyms change but if you do spot any out-of-date acronyms, let us know.

A

ACMF

Academies' Capital Maintenance Fund

AFH

Academies' Financial Handbook

ALF

Access To Learning Fund

AP

Alternative Provision

ASB

Aggregated Schools Budget

AWPU

Age Weighted Pupil Unit

B

BPPE

Basic Per-Pupil Entitlement

C

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CFR

Consistent Financial Reporting

CoG

Chair Of Governors

COO

Chief Operating Officer

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

D

DBS

Disclosure And Barring Service

DDSL

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

DFC

Devolved Formula Capital

DfE

Department For Education

DHT

Deputy Headteacher

DPO

Data Protection Officer

DSG

Dedicated Schools Grant

DSL

Designated Safeguarding Lead

DWP

Department Of Work And Pensions

E

EBP

Education Business Partnership

ESFA

Education And Skills Funding Agency

EY

Early Years

F

FBD

Full Board Of Directors

FCA

Financial Conduct Authority

FEFC

Further Education Funding Council

FF

Fair Funding

G

GAG

General Annual Grant

GB

Governing Board

GH

Governors' Handbook

GM

Grant Maintained

GSB

General Schools Budget

H

HEFC

Higher Education Funding Council

HMCI

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector

HMI

Her Majesty's Inspectorate

HT

Headteacher

 I

IDACI

Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index

ISB

Individual Schools Budget

L

LA

Local Authority

LGPS

Local Government Pension Scheme

LIF

Local Initiative Fund

LIG

Leadership Incentive Grant

K

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

M

MAT

Multi Academy Trust

MFG

Minimum Funding Guarantee

MPR

Main Pay Range

MS

Main Scale

N

NC

National Curriculum

NFF

National Funding Formula

NJC

National Joint Council

NNDR

National Non-Domestic Rates

P

PANDA

Performance And Data Analysis

PIP

Performance Improvement Plan

PIs

Performance Indicators

PNA

Pupil Number Adjustment

PP(G)

Pupil Premium (Grant)

PPA

Planning, Preparation and Assessment

PRP

Performance Related Pay

R

RFDC

Revenue Funding Data Collection

RSC

Regional Schools Commissioner

S

SAT

Single Academy Trust

SBM

School Business Manage

SBS

School Budget Share

SEND

Special Educational Needs And Disability

SFVS

Schools Financial Value Standard

SI

School Improvement

SIP

School Improvement Partner

SLT

Senior Leadership Team

SRMA

School Resource Management Adviser        

SUG

Start-Up Grant

T

TCaF Trust Capacity Fund
TP Teachers' Pensions
TUPE Transfer of Undertakings. Protection of Employment
TURA Trade Union Recognition Agreement

U

UIFSM

Universal Infant Free School Meals

ULN

Unique Learner Number

UPN

Unique Pupil Number

UPS

Upper Pay Scale

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If you'd prefer to print out this list to keep on your board, here's the printable PDF version.

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