The equivalent to "Bachillerato" could be one of the following options: "A-levels" or "Sixth form". British students over 16 typically study in the sixth form of a school, in a separate sixth form college, or in a Further Education College. Students typically study level 3 qualifications such as A-levels, BTEC National awards and level 3 NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications). In Britain, students at this level would be in years 12 and 13, which is key stage 5. 
If we want to make a distinction based on the subjects chosen, we could talk about "branches".
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Asignaturas troncales y optativas

You may say:
Asignaturas troncales: Core subjects
The national curriculum for England is organised on the basis of 4 key stages and 12 subjects, classified in legal terms as ‘core’ and ‘other foundation’ subjects.
Asignaturas optativas: Optional subjects



Evaluación inicial: Initial assessment
Evaluación formativa: Formative assessment/ Assessment for learning
Evaluación sumativa: Summative assessment
Estándares de aprendizaje evaluables: Learning standards

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Different types of activities you may use with your students/ your students may take part in:

Actividades de refuerzo: Reinforcement activities
Actividades de ampliación: Extension activities
Actividades complementarias: Complementary activities
Actividades extra-escolares: Extracurricular activities 

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In an office, you can say 'pigeon hole' or 'cubby hole', but in class you can also tell pupils 'Put your things in your tray' (they usually have a tray in the pigeon holes) or just tell them 'Put your  worksheets away tidily, please'. If they have plasic folders then you can also say 'Put the worksheet in the folder.'
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"Director" "Jefe de estudios"

You can say:

Headteacher, headmaster or headmistress, head, chancellor, principal or school director to refer to the teachers with the greatest responsibility for the management of a college. 
Deputy head teacher to refer to the second most senior teacher in a school. 
Director of studies to refer to a member of staff who has responsibility for overseeing the curriculum. 
For a full list of roles in UK schools see:

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You may say, pupils with 'Special Educational Needs (and Disability)' or SEN(D)'. There is also a special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) working in schools.

"Atención a la diversidad"

You may simply say: 'Attention to diversity' or you can talk about 'catering for diversity'

Plan de convivencia

You may say:

Coexistence plan

Clase de valores

The most accurate translation could be:

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education has in various forms been part of the National Curriculum for schools in UK since 2000. It is a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. Its goal is to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly.