SMART targets

‘SMART’ targets are used on the PEP form to help outline how the people involved in a young person’s life are going to assist them in reaching their educational outcomes.

What is a ‘SMART’ target?

When discussing a young person’s education always think ‘is it obvious what needs to happen in order for the target to be achieved?’ and ‘will the young person understand this target?’

In order for a target to be considered ‘SMART’  it needs to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.

For example:

“To improve my reading age” should become “I will be able to blend phonemes in words like string and catch.”


“To achieve a 7 in my science test” should become “To revise the topic of enzymes for my end of term science test in order to achieve a grade 7.”

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