Spending Review 2004 PSA targets transition into Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 period Annex B

 

SR04 PSA target

Implications for public performance reporting over CSR07 period

1. Improve children's communication and social and emotional development so that by 2008 53% of children reach a good level of development at the end of the Foundation Stage and reduce inequalities between the level of development achieved by children in the 30% most disadvantaged Super Output Areas and the rest of England by four percentage points from 16% to 12%.

(Early Years, Extended Schools and Special Needs Group target, joint with the Department for Work and Pensions)

SR04 target ends in 2008 - performance information will be available in October 2008 and a final assessment will be made in the 2008 Autumn Performance Report.

New indicators on "Achievement at Early Years Foundation Stage" and "Gap in Achievement at Early Years Foundation Stage" underpin the CSR07 PSA to "Raise the educational achievement of all children and young people" and PSA to "Narrow the gap in educational achievement between children from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers" respectively.

Both new targets use the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP), which supersedes the Foundation Stage Profile (FSP), but essentially retains the same approach to assessment, so maintaining continuity with the SR04 PSA target 1. EYFSP data will be available in October each year and the new early years targets will be reported on within the new arrangements for reporting on PSA 10 and PSA 11. The baseline will be confirmed in October 2008 (and reported in the 2008 Autumn Performance Report) - subsequent reporting will be framed in terms of improvement on the 2008 results.

2. As a contribution to reducing the proportion of children living in households where no one is working, by 2008:

Increase the stock of Ofsted-registered childcare by 10%;

increase the number of children in lower-income working families using formal childcare by 120,000; and

introduce by April 2005, a successful light-touch childcare approval scheme.

(Early Years, Extended Schools and Special Needs Group target, joint with the Department for Work and Pensions)

SR04 target ends in 2008 - elements 1 and 3 is due to be reported as being "met early" in the 2007 APR. Performance information on element 2 will be available in January 2008 and January 2009.  A final assessment will be made in the 2009 Departmental Report, bearing in mind that all 3 elements of the target need to be met individually for the whole target to be met (if one of more elements are not met, the target will be deemed to be partially met).

An indicator on take-up of formal childcare by low income families underpins the CSR07 DCSF DSO to "Close the gap in educational achievement for children from disadvantaged backgrounds", and will be reported in the 2009 Departmental Report (in the context of DSO reporting). It also feeds into the Government's CSR07 PSA to "Halve the number of children in poverty by 2010-11, on the way to eradicating child poverty by 2020", although it is not a formal indicator.

3. Reduce the under-18 conception rate by 50%, by 2010, as part of a broader strategy to improve sexual health.(Joint target with the Department of Health)

2010 target rolled forward into CSR07 period - now an indicator underpinning the PSA to "Increase the number of children and young people on the path to success". Reporting will continue through the Autumn Performance Report and Departmental Report (with data available in February each year).

4. Halt the year-on-year rise in obesity among children under 11 by 2010 in the context of a broader strategy to tackle obesity in the population as a whole. (Joint target with the Department of Health and Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

Govt is moving to a new ambition on obesity - "levels of childhood obesity" is now an indicator underpinning the CSR07 PSA to "Improve the health and well-being of children and young people". There is a CSR07 commitment to making "a significant impact on this problem over the CSR period, reducing the rate of increase in obesity among children under 11 as a first step towards a long-term national ambition by 2020 to reduce the proportion of overweight and obese children to 2000 levels in the context of tackling obesity across the population."

Performance against the SR04 target will be published in the 2007 Autumn Performance Report, which will also make clear the CSR07 commitment (and DCSF/DH dual-key commitments). Subsequent performance against the 2020 ambition will be reported in the 2008 Autumn Performance Report and 2008 Departmental Report onwards (with data available in December each year and DCMS relieved of their formal reporting requirements).

5. Narrow the gap in educational achievement between looked after children and that of their peers, and improve their educational support and the stability of their lives so that by 2008, 80% of children under 16 who have been looked after for 2.5 or more years will have been living in the same placement for at least 2 years, or are placed for adoption.

SR04 target on stability (and underpinning indicator on achievement) ends in 2008 - performance information will be available in April 2009 and a final assessment will be made in the 2009 Departmental Report (assuming publication in May).

New indicators on "Proportion of children in care at Key Stage 2 achieving Level 4 in English and Level 4 in Mathematics at Key Stage 2" and "Proportion of children in care achieving five A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) at Key Stage 4" underpin the CSR07 PSA to "Narrow the gap in educational achievement between children from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers". Both will be reported from the 2008 Autumn Performance Report onwards (with data available in April each year, and autumn each year from 2008/09).

There are also two indicators on stability of looked after underpinning the CSR07 DCSF DSO to "Safeguard the young and vulnerable", which will be reported in the 2009 Departmental Report (in the context of DSO reporting). They are also included in the local government National Indicator Set.  

6. Raise standards in English and mathematics so that:

by 2006, 85% of 11-year-olds achieve level 4 or above with this level of performance sustained until 2006: and

by 2008, the proportion of schools in which fewer than 65% of pupils achieve level 4 or above is reduced by 40%.

SR04 target ends in 2008. Element 1 (2006 target) has already been reported as Not Met. Element 2 (2008 target) performance information will be available in November 2008 and a final assessment of the SR04 target will be made in the 2008 Autumn Performance Report (assuming publication in December).

A new indicator on the "Proportion achieving Level 4 in both English and Mathematics at Key Stage 2" underpins the CSR07 PSA to "Raise the educational achievement of all children and young people". Performance will be reported from the 2008 Autumn Performance Report onwards (with data available in August [provisional] and December [revised] each year).

7. Raise standards in English, mathematics, ICT and science in secondary education so that:

by 2007, 85% of 14-year-olds achieve level 5 or above in English, mathematics and ICT (80% in science) nationally, with this level of performance sustained to 2008; and

by 2008, in all schools at least 50% of pupils achieve level 5 or above in English, mathematics and science.

SR04 target ends in 2008. Element 1 (2007 target) may be reported as Not Met in 2007 Autumn Performance Report (subject to confirmation with policy team and HMT). Element 2 (2008 target) performance information will be available in December 2008, so a final assessment of the SR04 target may be made in the 2008 Autumn Performance Report (assuming no delays and publication in December - otherwise a final assessment would be made in the 2009 Departmental Report).

A new indicator on the "Proportion achieving Level 5 in both English and Mathematics at Key Stage" underpins the CSR07 PSA to "Raise the educational achievement of all children and young people". Performance will be reported from the 2008 Autumn Performance Report onwards (with data available in August [provisional] and February [revised] and July [final] each year).

8. Improve levels of school attendance so that by 2008, school absence is reduced by 8% compare to 2003.

SR04 target ends in 2008 - performance information will be available in February or March each year, and a final assessment of the SR04 target will be made in the 2009 Departmental Report.

Number of persistent absentee pupils in secondary schools underpins the CSR07 DCSF DSO to "Close the gap in educational achievement for children from disadvantaged backgrounds" and will be reported in the 2009 Departmental Report onwards.

9. Enhance the take-up of sporting opportunities by 5 to 16-year-olds so that the percentage of school children in England who spend a minimum of two hours each week on high quality PE and school sport within and beyond the curriculum increases from 25% in 2002 to 75% by 2006 and to 85% by 2008, and to at least 75% in each School Sport Partnership by 2008. (Joint target with Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

SR04 target ends in 2008. 2008 target has been Met Early and will be reported as such in the 2007 Autumn Performance Report.

A new indicator on the "Children and young people's participation in sport" underpins the CSR07 PSA to "Deliver a successful Olympic Games and Paralympic Games with a sustainable legacy and get more children and young people taking part in high quality PE and sport". Performance will be reported from the 2008 Autumn Performance Report onwards, although the indicator will also report into the Child Health and Wellbeing Board for performance management purposes.

10. By 2008, 60% of those aged 16 to achieve the equivalent of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C; and in all schools, at least 20% of pupils to achieve this standard by 2004, rising to 25% by 2006 and 30% by 2008.

SR04 target ends in 2008 - performance information will be available in October 2008 [provisional] and January 2009 [revised] and a final assessment of the SR04 target will be made in the 2009 Departmental Report.

A new indicator on the "Proportion achieving five A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) at Key Stage 4 including English and Mathematics" underpins the CSR07 PSA to "Raise the educational achievement of all children and young people". Performance will be reported from the 2008 Autumn Performance Report onwards (with data available in October [provisional] and January [revised] each year).

11. Increase the proportion of 19-year-olds who achieve at least level 2 by 3 percentage points between 2004 and 2006, and a further 2 percentage points between 2006 and 2008, and increase the proportion of young people who achieve level 3.

SR04 target ends in 2008 - performance information will be available in February 2009 and a final assessment of the SR04 target will be made in the 2009 Departmental Report.

New indicators on the "Proportion of young people achieving Level 2 at age 19" and "Proportion of young people achieving Level 3 at age 19" underpin the CSR07 PSA to "Raise the educational achievement of all children and young people". Performance will be reported from the 2008 Autumn Performance Report onwards (with data available in February each year).

12. Reduce the proportion of young people not in education, employment or training by 2 percentage points by 2010.

2010 target rolled forward into CSR07 period - now an indicator (with national target) underpinning the CSR07 PSA to "Increase the number of children and young people on the path to success". Reporting will continue through the Autumn Performance Report and Departmental Report (with data available in June each year).

 

SR02 PSA target 6: Reduce the use of Class A drugs and the frequent use of any illicit drug among all young people under the age of 25, especially by the most vulnerable young people.

The baseline year for the measures is 2003/4 and the final year for measurement is 2007/8 - leading to Home Office reporting back on final position in Autumn 2008. Target has been superceded by the substance misuse indicator in the CSR07 PSA to "Increase the number of children and young people on the path to success". Reporting will be through the Autumn Performance Report and Departmental Report.