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The Single Education Plan (Wales) Regulations 2006

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PART 3Targets

Targets for attainment, attendance and exclusion

7.—(1) In respect of the school years 2006-07 and 2007-08 the Targets for attainment, attendance and exclusions referred to in sub-paragraphs (2), (3) and (5) below.

(2) The Targets to be set for attainment are—

(a)The percentage of second key stage pupils in schools maintained by the authority achieving level 4 or above in both mathematics and science and either English or Welsh (first language) as assessed by teacher assessment;

(b)The percentage of third key stage pupils in schools maintained by the authority achieving level 5 or above in both mathematics and science and either English or Welsh (first language) as assessed by teacher assessment;

(c)The percentage of fourth key stage pupils in schools maintained by the authority achieving a GCSE grade C or above in both mathematics and science and either English or Welsh (first language);

(d)The percentage of pupils aged 15 in schools maintained by the authority who achieved any grade from A* to C in five or more GCSE examinations, or an equivalent achievement in other examinations at NQF level 2 or in any combination of GCSE or other examinations at NQF level 2;

(e)The average number of points achieved by pupils aged 15 in schools maintained by the authority in examinations of the kind referred to in paragraph 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Education (School Information) (Wales) Regulations 1999(1) as calculated in accordance with that paragraph; and

(f)The percentage of pupils leaving full time education without any approved qualification(2).

(3) The Targets to be set for attendance are—

(a)The total attendance rate for primary schools maintained by the authority; and

(b)The total attendance rate for secondary schools maintained by the authority.

(4) In sub-paragraph (3)—

“the total attendance rate” (“cyfanswm cyfradd y presenoldebau”) means the total number of attendances in the school year in relation to which the target is being set expressed as a percentage of the total number of possible attendances in that school year; and

“the total number of possible attendances” (“cyfanswm nifer y presenoldebau posibl”) means the number produced by multiplying the number of day pupils of compulsory school age registered at, as the case may be, primary schools or secondary schools maintained by the authority in the school year in relation to which the target is being set by the number of school sessions in that school year.

(5) The Targets to be set for exclusions are—

(a)for both the primary and secondary sectors, the percentage of school days lost due to fixed-term exclusions and the average length of fixed-term exclusions in days; and

(b)for secondary schools, the rate of permanent exclusions per 1000 pupils.

(6) For the purposes of paragraph (2), references to pupils aged 15 are to pupils who were aged 15 on the 31 August immediately prior to the beginning of the school year in respect of which the target is set.

(1)

S.I. 1999/1812, as amended by S.I. 2004/1736 (W.179).

(2)

An approved qualification is a qualification approved under section 99 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000, for the purposes of section 96 of that Act.

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