Teacher Attachment Programme (TAP)
Cluster Department secured a total of 10 places for TAP at the following FPSS :
- Tanglin Trust Infant School(TTIS) - 5 places
- Overseas Family School(OFS) Kindergarten - 5 places
Duration of Attachment
With the concurrence of the hosting kindergarten, the Attachment Programme for the pioneering group was for one week's duration from 22 Nov to 26 Nov 2010. During the attachment, participants recorded their experiences in their reflection journals, which were shared at the Debrief/Reflection Session on 26 Nov.
Feedback from the ten participants was very positive. Commented Michelle Koh, one of the participants, 'I appreciate the chance for me to learn from other participants and the school that I was attached to. I gained a lot and will definitely try to adapt some good practices for my centre'. The participants have shared their learning with their colleagues at their respective centres / Branch and also at Cluster level. A number of the participants have adapted some ideas learnt eg having a common Assembly at the beginning of each day where the teachers take turns to share current issues with the children; reinforcing positive behavior by being more forthcoming in praising children for their positive / commendable actions when they are observed; modifying the 'Show And Tell' sessions etc.
The participants have followed up with Reflection Sessions in 2011 on 'The Skillful Teacher', under the guidance of Cluster Principals and the Quality Assurance coaches.