The purpose of PTSCs are:

For the Students

  • accountability for their learning
  • ownership for progress in learning
  • increased interaction between student and parents
  • independence
  • self-assessment and reflection on their progress
  • active participation in the assessment process
  • enhanced self esteem

For the Parents

  • assumption of a significant role to play in their child’s learning
  • active participation in their child’s learning
  • better understanding of that learning
  • opportunity for more positive communication between home and school
  • a chance for parents to talk to their child productively and positively
  • an opportunity for parents to see their child’s enthusiasm for work
  • a chance to gain a better understanding of school itself
  • a chance to recognise the importance of encouragement