floor target

floor target

A UK term of art for the minimum standards set by central government for specific areas of its responsibility to the public—e.g., in unemployment, crime, education, health and the environment.
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Despite having some of the most disadvantaged boroughs in the country, London continues to be a trailblazer for excellence, with the lowest proportion of schools falling below the floor target. However, this success is not isolated to the south.
at HARTSHILL SCHOOL in Church Road, Hartshill, which is part of the Midland Academies Trust, more than 50 per cent of all pupils had at least five GCSEs at C or above including English and maths which is 10 per cent above the government's floor target of 40 per cent.
Figures released today show 330 secondary schools in England were below the floor target, compared with just 154 last year.
The Government's "floor target" says that all schools must ensure that at least 60% of pupils achieve at least a level 4 in all three subjects.
Schools Minister David Laws announced yesterday there would be a new "floor target" based on eight GCSE subjects, including English and maths.
Previously, the group had noted that the divestment of Canberra would enable it to greatly beat the floor target.
Having in mind that in the first nine months of 2012 operating profit amounted to DKK 1.425 billion, the drug maker may have problems reaching the earnings floor target for this year, JP said.
This allows operators to free up studio floor space where once a floor target was sited, and removes the need to go through targeting operation when switching from using the pedestal in full-manual mode.
But Mrs Sharples said this was still below the "floor target" of 35% and "in Mr Gove's eyes we are a failing school - shame on you, Michael, how dare you".
One possiblity being touted is that some kind of secret house (original, eh?) will come to light, while the mystery of the livingroom floor target might even be solved.
Our school improvement team is also working in partnership with the Department for Education to support secondary schools that are below the floor target for GCSE exam results and put in place the necessary measures to drive up standards and make sure that every child achieves their potential."
Last summer both missed the government's GCSE floor target of having at least 40 per cent of pupils with five or more GCSEs at C or above, including maths and English.