Hugh Christie Technology College
White Cottage Road
Executive Principal: Mr Jon Barker
Head of School: Mr Mark Fenn
Hugh Christie Technology College is situated on the north side of Tonbridge, Kent. We are some twenty minutes from the M25/M26 junction 5 and are readily accessible from southeast London. Tonbridge can be approached from Kent and East Sussex via the A21 and A26.
Click on this Multimap Link if you need to find us
If you are coming by train, our nearest station is Tonbridge http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
This is our preferred method of communication.
General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email your child’s academy:
Your enquiry will then be passed onto the relevant member of staff, in most cases your child’s advisor.
Text messages can also be read as emails at the college. Text your message to 60066 - start all messages with HC. We can read texts but cannot respond to them – please make sure you leave contact details if appropriate.
For members of the public, please telephone 01732 353544 and you will be put through to the receptionist who will be able to help you. If you prefer to speak to a named person, please ask to speak to Mrs Riddle (Administration Manager).
The normal point of contact for parents is your child’s Advisor. Due to work commitments of teachers it is not always possible to respond to parents within a 24 hour period. However, we try and make every effort to do so. Parents are able to leave messages using the voicemail service. We will ensure all communications will be passed to the relevant person for their attention.
Please try and use email when ever possible.
Normal hours for telephoning are from 8-00am to 5-30pm Monday to Wednesday and from 8-00am to 4-30pm Thursday and Friday. Callers are asked to note that only a limited service operates during the holiday periods. Please use the voicemail service and the relevant person will contact you.
Key extension numbers - dial main number and then dial extension number when prompted:
|Midwinter Kelly (REAL Student Support Manager)||248|
|Gibson Natasha (Empower Student Support Manager)||272|
|Sowten Sarah (Discovery Student Support Manager)||273|
|Souter Julia (Sixth Form Student Support Manager)||234|
|MFL / Humanities Depts||258|
|Performing Arts Dept||270|
|Harding Michelle (Family Liaison Officer)||239|
|Hatton Jayne (Attendance)||276|
|Learning Support Dept||228|
|Midwinter Kelly (Transport Manager)||248|
Please try and use email if possible.
Normal hours for telephoning are from 8-00am to 5-00pm Monday to Wednesday and from 8-00am to 4-00pm Thursday and Friday. Callers are asked to note that only a limited service operates during the holiday periods. Please use the voicemail service and the relevant person will contact you.
PARENTAL CONSULTATIONS and BRIEFINGS
Parents are invited, at least once a year, to a consultation with their child’s teachers where progress is discussed and concerns are shared. The college also holds parental briefings every year to provide information for parents to support their child’s learning. The dates of these are published in the college calendar.
Parents who wish to discuss matters of importance with staff should arrange an appointment. Please be aware if you arrive without an appointment you may have to wait for a considerable period of time and even then you may not see the preferred member of staff.
All visitors should report to Reception where they will be ‘booked in’ and given a visitor’s badge. This is an important part of our efforts to ensure the security and safety of all students and staff.
- Through a confidential questionnaire available to all parents who attend parental consultations. Each questionnaire is read personally by the Head of School.
- Through sending an email to email@example.com . Please mark the subject of your email Feedback. These will be forwarded to the Head of School.
- Notices and important announcements
- Your child’s timetable
- Your child’s personal details (which you can amend online)
- Your child’s daily attendance
- Any rewards (green flags) or sanctions (red flags) your child has received
- Information about your child’s examination entries and their examinations timetable
- Your child’s college reports
- Information about learning support
- Information about the college reward shop
Additional features will be added to the Parent Portal throughout the next year.
The college sends home a newsletter six times a year. The newsletter is also available to be downloaded from this website. The newsletter contains important communication regarding college issues as well as keeping parents informed of forthcoming events.