Target setting / next steps


At the end of the lesson children should be given the chance to reflect on their learning, particularly the deeper learning. This phase should be teacher led but pupil centred. Children can be asked to do this in different ways: Reflect on the learning process – technique, mistakes, challenges Set goals- using assessment frameworks to …

Target tokens

Students pose a target after having self/peer assessed their work at the end of the lesson. (These could be recorded on padlet) At the start of the next students select relevant target token to focus on, take one and place it next to them whilst working to focus their efforts on addressing that particular aspect. Teacher/peer feedback conversations …

Tackling targets

Use various ways to create opportunities for students to reflect on their learning and targets over time. Some of these simple visuals, charts and walls can helps how students which aspects of their learning are strengths and which are areas for further focus. Target Setting Wall GCSE skills Visual targets

Talk like an expert – generic

Use this version of talk like an expert to develop students’ oracy and assess their accuracy as well as spelling of key words. Talk like an expert Language for Learning

Uplifting sentences

A great technique to get children to work on improving the quality of their responses by improving a sentence either together or on their own. See below for two versions, one with a points system attached to focus on subject specific terminology. Uplifting sentences

GRIT stickers

Use these stickers in class to help build resilience in our students. This helps students reflect on their learning and learn from mistakes.  

Spend the word

Give the pupils certain words that are more challenging to use either in a discussion task or written task. This provides a challenge and gets them thinking creatively! Pupils can also set targets for certain words for their partners to use too. Spend the word!


A digital canvas that allows you to create discussion boards in your lessons. Students are able to add to your board to give their opinion, demonstrate their learning or answer a given question. The Padlet E- Learning Express session took place on 11th October 2017 showing how to set up a discussion board as well …

Learning Tools

An AFL tool that allows students to clearly show you where they are at in their learning. Includes traffic lights, target setting, true or false and an English checklist that allows students to check their own work for grammar, punctuation etc. Click here to download. Ways to use Learning tools in your teaching Draw a …

Post it plus

Use the post it plus app to take images of pupils’ targets, save them and drag and drop to sort their comments into effective feedback, and less effective feedback. A great feedback training tool.