HC Deb 07 July 1992 vol 211 c98W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Service Children's Schools (North West Europe) Defence Support Agency for 1992–93.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The chief executive of Service Children's Schools (North West Europe)—SCS (NWE) —has been set the following key targets for 1992–93To implement, so far as it is feasible in the British Forces Germany (BFG) situation, the Education Reform Act to the statutory timetable laid down for England and Wales by: Introducing the National Curriculum to SCS (NWE) by subject and Key Stage; introducing pupil assessment by subject and Key Stage; and implementing Teacher Appraisal. To implement the SCS (NWE) "Schools For the Future Plan" in line with BFG drawdown. To produce Management and School Development Plans to enable "taut" full cost financial and management planning within an agreed budget and to achieve annual efficiency savings of at least 1 per cent. To increase the overall pass rate at GCSE (grades A-G) and "A" Levels (grades A-E) by 10 per cent. Within this target achieve an annual 2 per cent. improvement in the proportion of pupils achieving grades A, B and C. To ensure that all teachers meet at least two of the four qualification-match criteria for their post with at least 75 per cent. meeting three criteria and at least 50 per cent. meeting all four criteria. The criteria are: a recognised professional qualification; relevant Specialist subject or phase qualifica-tions; broad and relevant previous teaching experience; and relevant post-entry in-service training; To implement Parents' Charter requirements for: child's progress report to parents annually and on change of school; examination/Standard Attainment Tests (SATs) results to be reported to parents annually; and informing parents of relevant educational developments. To be in a position to submit an application for a Charter Mark in mid-1993.

A copy of the annual report and accounts for 1991–92 will be placed in the Library shortly.