Targeting… what?

Teaching it Real

If only it were always so easy to know what your were targeting
It doesn’t seem very long ago that “pupils should know their target grade and how to get there” was an article of faith. For the first decade of my teaching I was told that this was absolutely critical and that not an OFSTED inspector in the land would miss the opportunity to jump on little Jonny in Year 7 and interrogate him on this. To this end, labels were printed, with target grades and current grades proudly displayed, to be stuck in books. Inside the books you’d find tracker sheets with that target grade highlighted alongside the grade achieved on each and every assessment (at least one every 6 weeks) and comments on what needed to be done to improve. Learning walks were conducted so that little Jonny could proudly say his target was a “level 5…

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