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Aiming High

Aiming High

The ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
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  • Display Material: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support teachers and learners to use consistent language when referring to skills by displaying these colourful Essential Skills icon posters.
  • Reward System: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support learners to recognise when they are applying skills successfully by rewarding them with these colourful Essential Skills tokens.
  • Reward System: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support learners to recognise when they are applying skills successfully by rewarding them with these colourful Essential Skills certificates.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 1 to Step 10
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Aiming High steps 1-10, by printing this Essential Skills Passport.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 4 to Step 6
    Support learners to reflect on how they have applied Steps 4-6 in all eight essential skills by printing this double-sided Essential Skill Record.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 4
    In this video, learners look for chances to do something that they might find difficult and ask an adult to set them extra challenges by reflecting on an example of completed work and discussing how the person could improve the work further.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support teachers and learners to use consistent language when referring to skills by printing this colourful Essential Skills Mat.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 0 to Step 5
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Aiming High steps 0-5, by printing this Essential Skills Passport.
  • Short Activity (Presentation): Step 4
    In this activity, learners think about what extra challenges they would set for themselves in a range of tasks whilst considering guidance from an adult.
  • Skill Assembly: Step 0 to Step 6
    This assembly supports learners to understand key concepts related to the early steps of Aiming High. It starts by defining the skill and considering key themes, before identifying the skill in action. The themes are explored through three simple exercises, followed by a chance to reflect on their own skills.