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LABOUR TO SET INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE TARGETS FOR SCHOOLS

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Shadow education secretary David Blunkett will announce next month that a Labour government would require all schoo...
Shadow education secretary David Blunkett will announce next month that a Labour government would require all schools to have a 'development plan' setting out clear targets for improvement.

The Daily Mail (p15) reports that the move is part of a package which would arm local authorities with wide ranging powers to intervene in schools.

It includes proposals to introduce 'baseline' testing for five year olds when they start school.

The party is also planning to make it easier for local authorities to sack incompetent staff and take control of poor schools.

Grant maintained schools will face the same threat of takeover if councillors consider they are not doing well enough.
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