Progress & Reporting
We are constantly seeking to strengthen our partnership with parents and one of the ways we do this is through organising regular opportunities to give feedback through sharing data and face-to-face Parent Teacher Student Conferences.
At the start of the year, we have orientation sessions for new families; these are repeated termly for those new to Tanglin. We also have Information Evenings for all parents in August. This is an opportunity to find out about year group routines, special events and expectations.
In Year 12 we have a “Meet the Tutor Day” which gives parents an opportunity to meet the teacher who oversees the daily pastoral care of the students. This happens early in Term 1 to establish positive relations between home and school and to ensure that any teething problems are discussed.
We have formal Parent Teacher Student Conferences (PTSCs) in Years 12 and 13 to review progress on an individual basis. Students are expected to take a proactive role in these meetings.
Parents are also kept abreast of progress via regular short reports which contain attainment grades and an indication of attitudes to learning. For Years 12 and 13 there is one per term. In Year 12, we also produce a written tutor report once a year which is complemented by a student self-evaluation.
Although there are many structured opportunities for parents to meet with teachers, parents can also make appointments with teachers throughout the year to discuss any concerns they may have.