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Smarter targets are those that ensure you meet the requirements of the Professional Standards in an efficient and effective manner.

S

Specific

M

Measurable

A

Agreed

R

Realistic

T

Timely

E

Exciting (challenging, stimulating, interesting)

R

Reviewed

 

The “look” of an appropriately completed target sheet:

Some examples:

  • there are four sources for targets:
    your classroom observations
    observations of your teaching
    mentor's knowledge of the training process
    the needs you identify;
  • they should be in a quantity and content to meet your needs at the particular time;


establish a lining-up routine []

avoid the over-use of "right" []

ensure a better balance between teacher focused and independent work []

gain a better fluency using Flowol []


  • they should help you meet the Professional Standards using the references [TS1] to [TS8];
 
  • they should emphasise the positive (making progress, achieving);
  • they should not just focus upon areas for development;
  • they avoid an over-emphasis on the negative (what is wrong with your teaching);
  • they include your strengths and their further development and deployment (including what you can offer the school);


enable pupils to contribute more fully to the class wiki []

exploit my "presence" in the classroom to encourage the more disaffected []

contribute to the staff development programme using my ICT knowledge []


  • they should have strategies;
  • they are written by you (in collaboration with your mentors/tutors), for you and your benefit (you should take ownership of your targets);
 
  • there should be some that are long-term targets and others that are short-term (do not label them short, medium, long);
  • as with all forms, the text should fill the space provided;
  • there are typically 5 targets - the number must be appropriate to your needs at the time.


develop my authority around the school []

make stronger relationships with pupils []

learn how to write instructions in LOGO []

 

An example of an early target setting sheet.

Updated: 10/10/13