Lesson 4: Going for goals

Learning to set achievable short-term, medium-term and long-term goals

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To learn how to set short-term, medium-term and long-term goals

Statuary guidance

  • The PSHE Association advise to teach goal setting Living in the wider world > L25. to recognise positive things about themselves and their achievements; set goals to help achieve personal outcome

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

Assessing Pupils’ Understanding and Progress



Pupils needing extra support: Would benefit from working as part of a guided group to share ideas before they draw or write their goals down.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should describe a clear way of achieving each of their goals, considering the SMART approach for all.

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Sarah Huggins,  
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