Target Setting

Every member of staff will work to achieve the full potential of every student. Whilst at Chesterfield High School, every student is given subject specific targets for subjects they study.

Targets are used to raise the aspirations of students, parents and staff and to track performance and challenge under performance. Targets are linked to strategies and interventions that will help individual students achieve.

Target Setting Policy

Targets are based on the student’s prior attainment. The target is set using a prior attainment prediction plus an element of challenge when appropriate. Targets are reviewed annually and all students should know and aspire to exceed their targets.

For Key Stage 3 performance is tracked using the regular assessments that students complete. Progress is reviewed by looking at the performance of each individual in the assessments and comparing this to other students in the year group. In Key Stage 4 minimum targets are set using the latest Progress 8 methodology and reviewed using the assessments students complete in addition to the professional judgement of the subject teacher. At Key Stage 5 the student’s relevant prior attainment from KS 4 is used as the baseline, and a minimum target set related to each subject studied. Progress is then monitored against targets taking into account the evidence the teacher has from assessments, homeworks and class performance.

For all Key Stages a report is sent to parents at least every term showing the progress each student is making towards targets. Details of behaviour/ commitment to studies are also included on all year group reports.