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School performance targetsN.I.

11.—(1) The Department may by regulations make such provision as it considers appropriate for requiring the Boards of Governors of grant-aided schools to secure that annual targets are set in respect of the performance of pupils at such schools—

(a)in public examinations or in assessments conducted under [F1Article 9 of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 in] key stages 1, 2 and 3, in the case of pupils of compulsory school age; and

(b)in public examinations or in connection with the attainment of other academic or vocational qualifications, in the case of pupils of any age over that age.

(2) Regulations under this Article may require—

(a)such targets; and

(b)the past performance of pupils in the particular examinations or assessments, or in connection with the attainment of the particular qualifications, to which such targets relate,

to be published in such manner as is specified in the regulations.

(3) Before making any regulations under this Article the Department shall consult—

(a)[F2the Authority];

(b)the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools;

(c)the Board of Governors and principal of[F3 a sample of affected schools]; and

(d)any other person with whom consultation appears to it to be desirable.

[F3(3A) In paragraph (3)(c) “a sample of affected schools” means a number of grant-aided schools selected by the Department as being a representative sample of all such schools affected by the regulations.]

(4) This Article does not apply to—

(a)a school established in a hospital; or

(b)a school of such class or description as may be specified in regulations under this Article.

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