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Form Teacher Guidance Period

In line with the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) recommendations and key strategies for ‘Strategies to Ensure More Attention to Individual Pupil Development throughout Primary School Life’ (SEAIP), the school has fully implemented the Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP) from Primary 1 to 6. Form Teachers (FT) play a central role in shaping the development of our students, and thus, it is important for us to strengthen the provision of pastoral care by leveraging on this structured time to create stable and positive Teacher-Student Relationships.

FTGP is held on the last period every Wednesday for FTs to engage in quality interactions with our students and to help students strengthen their SE competencies. During these sessions, there would be play activities between the FTs and students to enhance bonding as well as the teaching of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills - SEL teaches our students the need to handle themselves, relationships, and work, both effectively and ethically.

Lessons on Cyber-wellness (CW), Education and Career Guidance (ECG) and protection from abuse are incorporated in FTGP lessons to address specific issues, reinforce core values and SEL to enable our students to apply them to specific contexts.

PPS has embraced The Champion Mindset and has integrated the learning and mastery of the skills into our FTGP scheme of work. Students are guided to set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound) and thought how to reframe their mindset towards success.

Our PPS form and co-form teachers also take turns to converse with our students during FTGP to make our students feel important and valued. Students are encouraged to complete activities in the Student Diary that would help their teachers understand them better during these one-to-one sessions. Through these quality conversations, pupils' needs, character traits, dispositions and attitudes are identified which enables the teachers to give necessary guidance and assistance.