Year 8 Information

MYP Assessment guide (To accompany Year 8 reports)

Experience Evening Presentations:

year 8 KEY dates:

  • Year 8 MYP Experience Evening: Tuesday 3 October 2017

year 8 CONSULTATION EVENINg dates:

  • Thursday 19th April 2018 (Arnold, Carey, Debney)
  • Tuesday 24th April 2018 (Fayerman, Mitchener, Taylor)

report publication dates:

  • Progress report: 1 December 2017
  • Written report: 16 March 2018
  • Attainment report: 29 June 2018

School reports are published at: insight.tgs.kent.sch.uk For an overview on how to use the INSIGHT website, please click here.

Parents: Your user name is the email address you registered with school, if you don't know your password, please enter your email in the "forgotten password" box on the login screen and click submit.

Students: Use your school login and passwords - for access from within the school network, students need to go to: insight.tgs.kent.sch.uk/insight


Year 8 MYP Experience Evening

Dear Parents / Carers,                                                                                                                       

Year 8 MYP Information Evening

We would like to invite you to attend an information evening for Year 8 parents and carers on Tuesday 3rd October. The evening will run from 6pm until 8pm and will look at the coming year for Year 8 students. This event is for parents and carers only. There will be four presentations that will run on a carousel throughout the evening. The presentations will be held in small groups in the Hands Building.

The presentations will be:

“The Year 8 Middle Years Programme”
Caroline Ghali (Assistant Head Teacher)
We will share an overview of the Year 8 curriculum, and the Middle Years Programme, discuss assessment and reporting at Tonbridge Grammar School.

“Supporting your child’s wellbeing”
Chris Fitt (Assistant Head Teacher) and Mary Hull (Manager of Student Support and SENCO)
We will outline some of the ways that you can support your child to lead an emotionally healthy life. This will be a workshop style session exploring a range of strategies.

“Enrichment opportunities in Year 8”
Holly Shaw (Assistant Curriculum Director 7&8)
We will provide an overview of the range of enrichment opportunities on offer for your child throughout the year, including details and benefits of the outdoor learning experience at Bewl Water in July.

“Development at TGS”
Joe Jardine -Viner (Deputy Head Teacher), Sheena Ryde (Curriculum Director 7&8) and Pippa Blackstone (Director of Development and Alumni Relations).
We will share school vision and proposed developments at TGS this year. There will also be an opportunity to talk informally to staff and other parents/carers of Year 8 students, whilst taking refreshments.

To help us plan for the evening, we would appreciate it if you can reply in your child’s planner by Wednesday 28th September.

Limited on-site parking is available for this event and parking permits will not be required but please be considerate of our neighbours when arriving and leaving and please use Deakin Leas as a one-way system, turning left upon exiting.

Yours faithfully,


Mrs Sheena Ryde
Curriculum Director 7&8