I've just started a new job in a secondary after a few years abroad. I have just had a first meeting regarding the performance management cycle and one of my targets is that all of my students must achieve their predicted grades in external exams. I've said that I need to think about this before signing it as it's a quasi legal document which could be used against me in the future. Whilst I see it as my responsibility to provide purposeful lessons, set work, track attainment and intervene where necessary, and am happy to have my outcomes monitored over a long period of time, to be quality assured and observed etc, I don't see how I can commit to all students always meeting their predicted grades and I think I would be mad to do so in writing. I don't think it's reasonable to ask an established teacher to do that, let alone someone who is taking over sets half way through their courses. Is this sort of thing the norm now? Frankly I see it as bullying and OTT.