My current school is using a private sector management consultant firm to set all HOD targets based on KS3 SATs. All HODs are expected to get 93% GCSEs A*-C in a school with a very "mixed " range of students. There has been no consultation with staff and the new HT is adopting a very "macho" style of management. Has any one any experience of this? Next year most HODs will not meet their targets as they are unrealistic. I fear this will be used by SMT as an excuse to weed people out.