Goal and Target Setting

Goal and Target Staff Meeting

Summary of Content

  • Goals are objectives that inspire those who set them to work to achieve something they want, they are motivational.
  • A target is often a numerical measure that is a step towards achieving an objective.
  • Understanding the difference between goals and targets is essential to effectively motivating and enabling children to set goals, achieve targets and to develop lifelong skills.
  • The session includes opportunities for staff to identify ways of supporting children in their SfA group in effectively setting both goals and targets.

How will this benefit staff?

  • As a result of this training, staff should be more confident and effective in using goals and targets to motivate children to work to master specific skills, so improving progress and attainment.
  • Effective use of goals and targets is an important part of the application of Assessment for Learning in an SfA group and in the wider curriculum.

Who should attend?

  • This training is appropriate for all members of staff.

Links to other training

  • This training builds on the introduction of AfL in the session on the Cycle of Effective Instruction.
  • It provides advice applicable to the development of skills developed throughout all aspects of SfA.

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