Parents/Guardians can contact their son/daughter's Personal Progress Tutor (PPT) or Subject Area Manager (SAM) about any issues they would like to discuss. In addition, twice a year, there are parents evenings when parents and students can come in to meet teachers and discuss a student’s progress. They are also welcome to meet the PPTs.
Student Progress is monitored closely and regularly by Palmer's College. The College ensures that its students are nurtured to reach their potential and offered learning support when needed.
Student Progress Updates
Student Progress Updates are produced every half term (except in the summer term) and enables tutors and parents to see how their son/daughter is progressing in each of their subjects. This tells parents the minimum target grade your son/daughter should aim for, your son/daughter's current grade based on recent work, a grade for the amount of effort he/she has shown, and a figure for attendance.
We feel that students interests are best served if teaching staff, tutors and parents work together in a way that supports the student's independence as a young adult at Palmer’s College. A number of consultation evenings are arranged - some to discuss student progress, based upon progress, and others to provide information about careers, Higher Education, financial grants etc. Parents/guardians as well as students, are encouraged to attend these events.
To make sure that your son/daughter as much support as possible, they will be assigned to a Tutor Group (TG). Most TGs are made up of both first and second year students from various schools who are studying a range of subjects. BTEC students will be in TGs with other BTEC students.
Every TG has a nominated TG representative.
Personal Progress Tutors (PPTs) will see students regularly on a one-to-one basis to make sure that everything is going smoothly.
A PPT can also ensure that students receive additional support as and when they need it, such as careers advice, counselling, help with study and support with like outside College if needed. Students say that they really value having a PPT.
A TG rep is elected by the tutor group each March. Their job description includes helping new students to settle in and being the voice of the group in passing on ideas and issues. Each half term, they have a meeting with their SAM and members of the Student Executive.
Tutor Group (TG) Representative –
A TG rep is elected by the tutor group each March. Their job description includes helping new students to settle in and being the voice of the group in passing on ideas and issues. Each half term, they have a meeting with their SAM/FD and members of the Student Executive. They pass on and feedback comments on your behalf. They also help to run group tutorials.
Study Plus Centre
The Study Plus Centre offer a wide range of support from dyslexia testing to examination technique. Advice and individual help is available to students to investigate ways of improving your learning skills. A wide range of assistive technology is also available. The student's PPT or one of their subject teachers can arrange for an assessment which will lead to a learning plan being produced for them. Students can call into the Study Plus Centre to make an appointment themselves or discuss any issues that may be affecting your learning.