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School Improvement and Targets Unit

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the annual cost of the School Improvement and Targets Unit was in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (201436)

The outturn running costs for School Improvement Division (formerly School Improvement and Targets Unit) for 2007-08 were £1,968,158.

During the last financial year, the principal responsibilities of staff in this division were:

the publication of national Achievement and Attainment Tables and associated data systems;

the New Relationship with Schools;

all aspects of policy relating to school attainment and progression targets;

school interventions and policies relating to schools placed in Ofsted categories of concern;

general school improvement policy and strategies; and

administrative support.