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Target-setting

Use our Target Setting service to help you set intelligent and ambitious targets.

The aspiration charts and the target-setting guide provided help you to set ambitious targets which are rooted in evidence and will be more likely to inspire high achievement.

Students need to be involved in their targets and need sensible encouragement to aim high. We help with student aspiration charts. Of course their teachers use these too, but they need one for each teaching group. We convert your knowledge of teaching group membership and the FFT estimates for each grade to provide these in a graphical format that everyone can understand, along with a simple guide to best practice.

Your target-setting discussions then can raise students' aspirations. Students and parents can be treated as important partners in the learning process by giving them as much information as teachers have.

By using charts showing the previous achievements of similar students you can avoid the disengagement felt by students who are given a grade target with no apparent reason behind it.

For target-setting with teachers and subject leaders, in a further simple report, you have FFT-A, FFT-B and FFT-D estimates for all key indicators ...

  • 5A*-C including English & Maths
  • Capped points (will be Attainment 8 when the details are clear)
  • English Baccalaureate
  • Proportion of students making expected and better then expected progress in English & Maths
  • For all GCSE subjects, the % of students getting A*-A, A*-C and the average points (including for each teaching group)
  • All of the above broken down by vulnerable groups
  • All attainment indicators for GCSE subjects also broken down by teaching groups

Use in performance management and internal target-setting for subjects.

Traditionally the FFT-D estimates (top 25% of similar schools) are used, but you can choose the top 15%, the top 10% or the top 5% for subject estimates.