Target Setting

Throughout a child’s career at the High School, they will have a series of targets, which will be tracked carefully. In S1 to S3, all departments adopt an approach which can be summed up as ‘how can I (the pupil) improve’?

As the pupils move into S4 and beyond, they are asked to consider carefully their SQA examinations. They discuss with all their class teachers realistic but challenging target grades which then become their aims for the session. These targets are notified to parents, who are asked to support their children fully in the pursuit of these goals.

In S4 to S6, regular eight-weekly reviews of these targets are made. Subject teachers refer pupils to Guidance for whom they have a cause for concern. Pupils are interviewed and strategies agreed on how to improve. Parents are informed of these concerns and strategies.