Lesson 4: Steps to success

Children learn to identify their strengths and set themselves achievable goals

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand their strengths and set themselves achievable goals

Statutory guidance

  • The National Curriculum states that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)’

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

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Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need help in recognising their strengths and so could benefit from an adult or peer giving them examples of when they’ve shown a skill.

It could be helpful to provide them with examples of how to break down a skill into smaller, achievable goals.

Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to explain how they will reach their goal in greater detail, explaining when, where and how they will develop this new skill.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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