Target setting for secondary students

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

Tes Resources Team

Top Resources For Setting Targets With KS3 & KS4 Students, Including Smart Targets & Meaningful Goals

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 a lot harder to 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 pupils' 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

SMART target setting
alisonlouiseollett

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.
Recovery Curriculum booklet for tutor time/pastoral
joolywoolly

Recovery Curriculum booklet for tutor time/pastoral

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Created by an assistant headteacher with both pastoral and curriculum responsibilities, this resource is based on extensive stakeholder voice throughout the lockdown period of March-July 2020. This booklet was designed to support the Recovery Curriculum (Carpenter 2020) in the autumn term. I...
Target Setting
cre8tivecurriculum

Target Setting

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Target setting - Careers Activities and Worksheets. Suitable for KS3 or KS4 students. A small pack of classroom-ready Careers activities that will enthuse and engage students. Could be used as part of your PSHE Curriculum offer or Character Education & Careers and Finance or a nice way to li...

Subject specific and teacher-led target setting

Marking Stickers (9-1) With Effort
stephen2107

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.
MFL Target Setting Made Easy
monsieurctd

MFL Target Setting Made Easy

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Coded target bank to help you set short, achievable targets when marking student work. Simply check the target bank and write the appropriate codes in the pupils' books e.g. T14. When you return work, ask pupils to refer to the target bank to see what they need to do to improve their work. This is h...