SMARTaR goals are established for every child in the site improvement priority areas of writing and numeracy. Students who know what they need to learn next are key partners in their learning and this helps them to see themselves as their own teacher. Continuous review and checking in with each child about their goals and progress is important. At three way interviews these goals will be shared with families and we look forward to sharing these so you can support your child to practise their goals at home. Evidence shows that goals, when set and reviewed as an integrated part of the learning and teaching program, have a positive effect size and are a powerful way for students to be involved in their learning.
Check out Bailey and how he is being a powerful learner! By creating and reviewing SMARTaR goals with his teacher Mrs Edwards, Bailey will be clear about what he has to do, to improve his skills as a writer. We look forward to sharing Bailey’s writing when he has remembered to use capital letters at the start of each sentence. Aim high Bailey- you can do it!