Last Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Target Jotter - Strathallan Primary

What is this?

​A learner at Strathallan primary shares his experience of tracking and following targets set in his jotter.

Who is this for?

​This video is for staff in primary schools as they consider methods of tracking and monitoring to help children understand the skills they have developed and how to improve further.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice:

This video along with reflective questions invites you to consider how you are tracking and monitoring children’s skill development especially in numeracy. You are invited to watch the video and consider, individually or as a team, the following improvement questions:

  • How do you track, monitor and set clear targets for the overtaking of skills in a primary class?
  • How do you work with other colleagues to ensure there is clear pathways set to reach a level securely with evidence of breadth and depth?
  • What record keeping in jotters should be obligatory for all staff to offer to children so they understand clear skills pathways to improvement?
  • How do you work alongside the children to ensure they have a voice in taking forward a clear understanding of the skills they are developing?
  • Are their digital solutions that would enhance this kind of work?

​Explore this exemplar:

What was done?

Learners are given clear tracking sheets to be put in their jotter.  They help children to see what the skills are they need to develop and when they have overtaken them. Children as a result can give a clear account of the skills they have achieved and those they are presently working on.

Why it was done?

Staff wanted to ensure there was clarity of purpose between staff and learners.

What was the impact?

Impact from this work shows learners able to explain the skills they have gained and those skills that are presently being worked on.