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Royal Military Schools

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the chief executive of the Duke of York's royal military school in 1993–94.

The following key targets have been set for the chief executive of the Duke of York's royal military school in 1993–94:

Curriculum
  • To achieve at least 5 GCSE passes at Grades A to C for 80 per cent. of pupils by August 1993.
  • To achieve 90 per cent. of A Level passes at Grades A to E by August 1993.
  • To achieve 35 per cent. of A Level passes at Grades A and B by August 1993.
  • To achieve 100 per cent. award rate for BTEC National Diploma courses by August 1993.
Pastoral
  • To list minimum boarding standards for all houses by April 1994.
  • To formulate a policy on extra-curricular activities by July 1993.
  • To formulate a policy on assessing, monitoring and reporting by March 1994.
Finance and Administration
  • To prepare a 5 year financial plan to meet per capita goal by October 1993.
  • To maximise efficiency in works property management.
  • To save £150,000 on the school's in year LTC 93 bid by March 1994.
Development
  • To carry out a pay and conditions review for all school staff by April 1994.
  • To produce and market the school prospectus effectively to the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Air Force by July 1993.
  • To complete preparations for co-education by April 1994.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the chief executive targets of the Queen Victoria royal military school in 1993–94.

The following key targets have been set for the chief executive of the Queen Victoria school in 1993–94:

Academic and Curriculum
  • To achieve at least 3 Standard Grade passes at Credit and General Levels (1–4) for 90 per cent. of S4 pupils.
  • To achieve at least 5 Standard Grades (1–3) for 60 per cent. of S4 pupils.
  • To achieve 3 Higher Passes at A-C Grades or Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC) equivalents for 60 per cent. of S5/S6 pupils.
  • To continue the phased implementation of the National 5–14 Programme in line with Scottish Office Education Department (SOED) recommendations, with full co-ordination between Primary and Secondary Departments by 1 September 1994, including a system for parental responses on quality.
Pastoral
  • To monitor the effectiveness of the School Pastoral Policy and Organization Document and complete its review by 1 September 1993.
Extra Curricular Provision
  • To maintain and improve at least 50 extra-curricular activities, both physical and cultural, involving pupils aged 10–15 in at least 3 per week and those aged 16–18 in at least 2.
Management and Development
  • By June 1993, to report on the feasibility of admitting girls and fee-paying pupils, and the extent of provision required for them.

By June 1993, to develop and implement a strategy for income generation using the School's facilities, thereby achieving a level of income of 1 per cent. of the total School budget.

By April 1994 to confirm the pay and grading structures in the school and associated allowances and rents.

By April 1994 to instigate job descriptions for all teaching staff.

To implement teacher appraisal and development procedures in line with SOED guidelines and timetable including a pastoral element.

By April 1994 to have in place a report on management and financial information systems.

By April 1994 to continue and enhance efficiency measures effected in Financial Year 1993–94 in order to absorb increased costs associated with developments in the School curriculum without increasing pupil per capita costs.