Target setting for secondary students

Encourage secondary students to see the value in target setting with these hand-picked evaluation tools and activities

Tes Resources Team

Targets for SMART target setting with secondary students

Hand-picked resources to encourage students to evaluate their progress and set meaningful targets

Although target setting is a crucial part of getting learners to reflect on their work and develop their potential, it can be hard to fully convince them that it's worthwhile. Making sure that their targets are clear, concise and most importantly, achievable will help to focus attention and boost your students' confidence in any subject.

That’s why we’ve selected some of the top resources that will get your students to think about their progress beyond the generic answer of “I need to do better”.

Whole-class and student-led activities

Termly Targets
Teaching-In-Technicolour

Termly Targets

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A nice way to share targets for each term. Grayscaled for children to decorate over. Examples can be found on Instagram @TeachingInTechnicolour
Target Setting and Review Document
PaperAirplane

Target Setting and Review Document

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As part of my teaching, I try to have one 1 to 1 meeting a year with students, or following major tests. Students and I discuss the targets and what they have done well, as well as what they need to do to 'move to the next level' This is very good for parents evening and spotting patters, as well a...
Lesson Target Booklet
KNicholls89

Lesson Target Booklet

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Used in DT lessons but adaptable for many subjects. The pages are arranged so they can be printed double-sided and folded as a booklet. The intention is that pupils can record their progress, but also make notes to support prompt/effective start in the following lesson. Very helpful in practical le...
Whole School Target Setting Resources
Tactful_Teaching

Whole School Target Setting Resources

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For use in any department. Suitable for NQTs or new HODs who might not have a resource bank at hand. The pack includes: Peer Assessment WWW and EBI (with tick/cross SPaG grid) Individual Learning Plan templates with suggested targets (for the front of exercise books Improving spelling...

Teacher-led target setting

SMART target setting
Alison Ollett

SMART target setting

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A quick guide to setting SMART targets, intended activity to be completed after students receive their reports. Could possibly be used during tutor time or used in any subject area to help close the gap in achievement.
Marking Stickers (9-1) With Effort
Stephen Wilson

Marking Stickers (9-1) With Effort

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Marking stickers with effort gauge, a level 9-1 thermometer and space for www, ebi and pupil feedback. Set up for 2 by 4 sticker sheets, but just as good on paper with a glue stick to hand.
Marking targets for MFL
Polly Glott

Marking targets for MFL

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**Time saving codes for marking ** French, Spanish, Italian... Stick the A4 sheet into learners' exercise books at the front or back. As you are marking, any common corrections and so on that they should complete have codes. You just need to write the code on the work. Learners then write out the r...