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Tonbridge Federation

The Tonbridge Federation is a partnership between Hugh Christie Technology College and Long Mead Community Primary School.

www.long-mead.kent.sch.uk/

Both these partners are committed to working together with the public services and the local community to improve the life chances of all young people in Trench Ward and surrounding areas of North Tonbridge. The Federation is also a key member of the Trench Partnership; a group of strategic partners who work together to improve the opportunities for people living within the community.

 

Our key aims:

  • By working together we can do more to provide a better learning experience.

  • Offering children and parents more opportunities for learning.

  • Improving motivation and confidence.

  • Creating greater challenge and support.

  • Effective use of funding allowing more money to be spent on the education of children with more focused support for families.

 

Our staff are our greatest asset:

  • The Executive Principal (Jon Barker) leads the Federation, with a Head of Learning in each school.

  • We provide staff with greater opportunities for increased breadth and depth of experience with improved promotion prospects, continual professional development and a wider sharing of knowledge and expertise.

  • We allow staff to have the opportunity to become involved in a more innovative and exciting curriculum in a stimulating environment that encourages research and development.

Community partnerships will support:

  • Improved opportunities for lifelong learning.

  • Increased use of school buildings with better community based facilities including out of school clubs and child care.

  • Supporting children to become good citizens with improved preparation for employment/ongoing education and an awareness of their roles and responsibilities within and beyond their local environment.

  • Closer understanding of people’s needs, extending support for children and families.

  • Improved health and well-being of people within the community.