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Simple and Effective Goal Setting

Professional development (PD) Auckland, Hawke's Bay

Posted: 22 October 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9faN

This day will explore the issue of setting clear, concise and measurable learning intentions for students with autism and complex needs. However your curriculum is designed and whatever assessment tools you use, Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) is a powerful tool which will work alongside this to accurately assess pupils progress towards learning intentions.

The day will:

  • be very practical, very hands on and delegates will have supporting resources to assist them back in school/ working context.
  • begin by looking at baseline sensory assessments withdifferent examples and formats for these being shared.
  • look at the GAS framework to write very specific learning intentions, with identified and observable scaled outcome measurements, which ensures that all practitioners understand what success towards a learning intention looks like for a learner.
  • explore GAS as a collaborative tool, with the capacity to ‘weight’ a learning intention and rank it in terms of priority for an individual, which multidisciplinary teams will find invaluable. 
  • provide opportunities  to write effective learning intentions for students you are currently working with, and to discuss these collaboratively with colleagues/other delegates.
  • incorporate many different sensory ideas and strategies so that you leave with not only learning intentions written using the GAS framework, but also the basis for a sensory approach to the curriculum, which will work towards these learning intentions.

The workshop is being facilitated by Richard Hirstwood, a UK based Special Education Consultant and internationally renowned for his work around curriuclum and sensory learning. Go to his website for more information:

Events summary


03 May 2018 – 03 May 2018

Hawke's Bay

05 May 2018 – 05 May 2018

Further information

Contact: Julie King

 (O21) 101 0209