School performance targets
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 Article 6(3) of the 1989 Order at or near the end of 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—
(b)the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools;
(c)the Board of Governors and principal of every grant-aided school appearing to it to be affected; and
(d)any other person with whom consultation appears to it to be desirable.
(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.