AMMA Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association (chapter 9)
BRWP Budget Review Working Party (chapter 18)
Caucus Not an abbreviation – see definition page (referred to in chapters 1, 2, 11, 12 and 21)
CCT Compulsory Competitive Tendering (see also ET) (chapter 14)
CFD Children and Families Division (of the Social Services Department ) (chapter 17)
CLASP Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme (Appendix 22B)
CLEA Committee for Local Education Authorities (chapter 22)
CSIE Centre for Studies on Integration in Education (chapter 22)
DLO Direct Labour Organisation (chapter 14)
DSO Direct Service Organisation (chapter 14)
EC Executive Committee (of the City Labour Party)
EPA Education Priority Area (chapter 22)
EPH Elderly Persons’ Home (= Residential Care)(chapter 21)
EPRU Elderly Persons’ Resource Unit (= Day Care) (chapter 21)
ET Enforced Tendering (a phrase coined by Graham Stringer to refer to CCT) (chapter 14)
ETU Enforced Tendering Unit (chapter 14)
GMB Initials from General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trade Union – a general union from a number of amalgamations (chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 21, 22)
GRE Grant-related Expenditure (chapters 1 and 12)
HRA Housing Revenue Account (from Local Government and Housing Act 1989) (chapters 13 and 20)
LEA Local Education Authority = Manchester City Council (chapter 22)
LMS Local Management of Schools (chapter 22)
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties (chapter 22)
MSF Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union, which was the result of a merger in January 1988 between the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (ASTMS) and the Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section (TASS) (chapter 13)
NALGO National and Local Government Officers Association (chapter 14)
NASUWT National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (chapter 9)
NATFHE National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (chapter 13)
NCB National Children’s Bureau (chapter 17)
NUPE National Union of Public Employees (chapter 14)
NUT National Union of Teachers (chapter 9)
OPS Operational Services (see chapter 14)
PWP Privatisation Working Party (see chapter 14)
P&R Policy and Resources (Committee)
SEN Special Educational Needs (chapter 22 – also mentioned in chapter 18)
SENIOS project Special Educational Needs in our Schools (chapter 22)
SHA Secondary Heads Association (chapter 9)
TGWU Transport and General Workers Union (chapter 14)
TU Trade Union(s)
T&C Technical and Consultancy – division of the Direct Works Department acting as the client in relation to the CCT implementation covered in chapter 14
VER Voluntary Early Retirement

Editor’s Comments

I’ve tried to add any abbreviations that I have come across to this list, but if you find one that hasn’t been added, please let me know in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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