Hello, I know today is normally the deadline for reviewing and setting appraisal targets, but my school has given us an extension of a couple of weeks due to teething problems with the online system we use for this. I've had a meeting with my HoD to review last year's targets and they have signed them off on the basis that all agreed actions were taken (despite the numerical target for pupils getting A*-C not being met). We now need to agree targets for 2015-16. One target has to be based on pupil progress (I'm working out the number carefully based on what I think is achievable for my class) but I'm not sure what I want my other target to be. Our meeting was quite rushed so we didn't get as far as figuring one out, so I would like to draft it myself and send it to my HoD to reduce pressure on them as they have a million and one things to do. I'm in my 3rd year of teaching so this is only the 2nd time I've had to set appraisal targets. Last time, my target was to produce the Scheme of Work for Year 9. Am I right in thinking I can't just set it as something that's going to happen anyway? For example, I'm setting up my own trip abroad this year, which is obviously a big thing, but I've already started work on it and the trip is taking place in March, so I'm guessing I can't use this? Another thing would be to attend training on the new GCSE specification (when one gets accredited!) and feed back to the department, but I doubt I can do that because the HoD or 2nd in department will probably be doing it instead. Any ideas/inspiration would be gratefully received as I just don't know what sort of thing is expected, and my HoD is really stressed so I'd rather not put it all on them to come up with something for me.