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When: 06 March 2018

Location: London

Target setting in education is seen as an essential element in supporting learners to achieve however many of us still struggle to undertake this task in a meaningful way. It has been found that current problems with target setting include:

  • Poor reputation & lack of buy in
  • Insufficient guidance & preparation by students & staff
  • Low levels of confidence & understanding demonstrated by tutors
  • Disparate quality of training & development for tutors
  • Systems driven process that does not allow for personalised approach
    • Inflexible software
    • Standard ‘one fits all’ targets
  • Unhelpful terminology that does not put the learner at the heart of the process
  • De-motivating targets
    • achieve or fail
    • not relevant or realistic for individual circumstances
    • low expectations for achievement & progress
  • Lack of personal skills development target

FETN is pleased to be supporting The Education and Training Foundation to improve target setting across the sector by undertaking a review of current target setting models in order to identify good practice and to develop a way forward.

We are offering two initial consultation events to share current thinking and plan next steps in developing approaches to better target setting

London: Tuesday 6th March 2018, 13:00 – 16:00

Sheffield: Friday 16th March 2018, 10:00 – 13:00

If you would like to attend either of these events please email to receive joining instructions. Places are limited at both events so please book early to avoid disappointment.


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