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Involving Parents -
What You Can Expect

Those students under the age of 18 on the 31st August prior to the start of their course, will be deemed under 18 for the duration of the course. For those students we will contact you to discuss any concerns we may have and where necessary, will arrange a meeting. For those students over the age of 18 on the 31st August prior to the start of their course, this can only be done with their consent.

If you wish to discuss anything with us, please contact the Personal Tutor or the Head of Faculty, for whom the contact details are included in the Parent, Carer and Guardian Welcome Letter.

Academic Review Evenings

The aim of these evenings is to give you the opportunity to meet with Tutors to discuss student progress. For those students over the age of 18, on 31st August at the start of the course, you will need their permission for this.

Our Academic Review Evening will be held on Monday 22nd January 2018 between 5.00 - 7.30pm at the Tonbridge Campus.

The event will be organised within each curriculum area in order to provide an opportunity to:

  • Visit specific curriculum areas, see students working, to give you a better understanding of the course and the types of activities students undertake
  • Meet more members of the course team and informally discuss student progress. If you require it, you can make a formal appointment with the Personal Tutor.

In addition to the Academic Review Evening you will have access to written progress reports for your son/daughter during the academic year in December.

For those students over the age of 18, on 31st August at the start of the course, you will need their permission for this.

We value your involvement in the course and at key points in the year we may seek feedback from you in the form of a survey or questionnaire.

If you have any concerns it is important that you raise them with the Personal Tutor or Head of Faculty. If having spoken to them, the concern or situation is not resolved, you may feel the only option is to make a formal complaint. To do this you must follow the procedure stipulated in the College Complaints Policy and Procedure. The addresses for initial correspondence are:

Complaints Administrator
West Kent College
Brook Street
Tonbridge
Kent TN9 2PW

Or send an email to Compliments&Complaints@westkent.ac.uk

At the end of the academic year, the Principal holds a Presentation Day to celebrate student achievement. Nearer the time you will receive an invite from the Principal to be a part of this special day and celebrate student successes.