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We regularly update this section to keep famillies up to date with what's going on at KTS. 

KTS+Community Cafe is Re-Opening!

KTS Community Cafe

KTS+

St. Margarets Way

Brotton

TS12 2UE

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Cake, Drinks and Bingo!

We can't wait to see you all on Friday 24th September from 10am.

UKSE BACKS YOUNG PRINCE’S TRUST TEAM TO CREATE A SPECIAL GARDEN    

Excited pupils from KTS Academy, the award-winning special school in Brotton, turned out to lend a hand when a team from the Prince’s Trust arrived to create a very special garden.

 

The 22-strong team, aged between 16 and 25 from Middlesbrough and Redcar, were on a 12-week Prince’s Trust Team Programme designed to help them into employment. 

 

Alongside work experience and help with job application and interview skills, the teams also choose a special project that will help a local organisation or charity. This latest group opted to fundraise, plan and create a garden for the 170 KTS pupils who are aged between four and 19. 

 

UKSE, the Tata Steel subsidiary that supports businesses in steel areas, awarded the team £2000 from its Community Support Fund towards the purchase of equipment, materials and plants. 

 

UKSE is a long-standing supporter of the programme and has now backed more than 50 Teesside teams and their community projects with around £64,000.    The projects have helped the unemployed, disabled and people struggling with addiction and mental health issues with sports facilities, refurbishment projects and gardens.

 

Sarah Thorpe, UKSE’s Area Manager, said: “Our Community Support Fund operates alongside the range of investments and premises we offer to help businesses grow and is there to improve the lives of people living in our steel areas.  Supporting these programmes means that we are helping community projects and our young people to gain the skills and experience that they and employers need.” 

 

Brian Richardson, Headteacher at KTS Academy, said: “We are immensely grateful to the Prince’s Trust Team, who came up with some great ideas and to UKSE for the funding.   Our pupils thoroughly enjoy the type of outdoor education that this garden will help provide.

 

“We have been able to retain a woodland theme and now have access to a natural learning environment in an enclosed and safe space.   Some of our older pupils will be responsible for the upkeep of the area, providing great work experience and a sense of achievement. We are hoping to include some joint sessions with pupils from our neighbouring primary school too.” 

 

Craig Murphy Prince’s Trust Team Leader at the Education Training Collective said: “Our involvement with UKSE not only brings us valuable funding for these projects but also plays an important part in helping our students prepare for employment. The Dragons Den-style pitch that the team makes for the funds, held virtually through the Covid restrictions, helps with so many skills from planning, budgeting and teamwork to communications and making effective presentations.”

 

Details of UKSE’s support for business with finance and premises from www.ukse.co.uk and of the Prince’s Trust Team programmes at www.the-etc.ac.uk

 

 

Photo credit: 

Igor Twarog of Stockton and Katie Ellis from Middlesbrough , both 17 and members of the Prince’s Trust team creating the garden at KTS Academy with (from left, back) Martin Copley, Prince’s Trust Team Leader, UKSE Area Manager Sarah Thorpe and Brian Richardson, Headteacher.

 

The Bryon Beast Challenge

Fantastic news from the Falkland Islands this morning!


Sean Kirk and his team at Remote RADAR Head (RRH) Byron Heights, Falkland Islands have completed "The Byron Beast Cardio Challenge" to raise funds for KTS Academy. This is a collective distance of 1000km on foot, bike or by rowing. Each individual of their 7-person team, all members of the Armed Forces, covered over 140km.


Here is a message from Sean.
'Greetings from the Falkland Islands,
I just wanted to let you know we beat our target by 79km. In total we covered a distance of just over 1079km. This was of course after losing one of our team members halfway through the month. However, the other six of us that remained picked up the slack. In particular, Cpl Tanica Owens who covered a whopping 294km and Cpl James Todd who surpassed the 250km mark. I covered all my 155km distance by running, as well as Cpl Matthew Dawson who added 142km to the cause.'


A brilliant effort by an outstanding team; we are so grateful for the support and money raised by Sean and his team. The just giving page is still open and can be found below, if anyone would like to donate.


A huge THANK YOU from the pupils and staff at KTS Academy.

World Book Day 2021

 

As expected, the pupils and staff didn't disappoint this year and pulled out all the stops for World Book Day. 

 

Nothing can beat a good book and the pupils enjoyed lots of activities inspired by books they enjoy. 

 

Well done everyone! 

 

Digital Skills Competition Win!

 

The media group at KTS+ entered a digital skills competition run by New College Durham . We are thrilled to tell you that this competition, which was open to both mainstream and specialist colleges, was won by Sam in U9.

 

Sam's logo design will be used by New College Durham in their literature, which is fantastic! Well Done, Sam!

 

 

We have lots of up to date information on external services our families may find useful such as mental health services, day service information and supporting at home.  

 

Pop over to our Additional Information page.  

Quality in Careers Standard

Our commitment to work towards the standard

This year our school is committed to work towards the Quality in Careers Standard. 

The Quality in Careers Standard is the national award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work based learning. 

We are aiming to achieve the Award by July next year.  

Forever 12 

KTS staff were deeply saddened at the loss of Adam Kinnair in September 2018. He was a much loved pupil and member of Green Class. 

 

Adam's family have spent their time since his passing raising money for Butterwick Hospice, where Adam spent much of his time. They raised a staggering £62,353!

 

We are absolutely over the moon and incredibly grateful that Forever 12 have decided to raise money to help upgrade our sensory room.

 

If you would like to read about the amazing efforts of Adam's family, please click on the link below. 

Coop Local Community Fund

We are delighted to let you know that KTS have been selected as a new cause for the Coop Local Community Fund through the 1% donation part of the Coop Membership Card.

 

KTS would like to create an interactive facility, giving children a sensory environment which they would greatly benefit from. To find out more about how much progress we are making, please click on the link below.

 

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/36187

 

You can help support us by becoming a member of the Coop through the link below. By choosing KTS Academy as your cause, you will be helping KTS towards their goal with every shop.

 

https://www.coop.co.uk/membership

 

We appreciate your continued support.

KTS COMMUNITY CAFE

*Our Cafe is closed until further notice.*

Open Fridays from 10am to 11.30am 

 

45 St.Margaret's Way

Brotton

TS12 2UE

 

Our cafe is run by our pupils at KTS, who are developing their work experience and skills in Catering. Pop along for a coffee and a bite to eat, the cafe is open during term time only. 

FACEBOOK

We now have a Facebook page to promote news and jobs vacancies, please give us a 'like' for the most up to date information from KTS. 

 

Unfortunately, we will not be able to run a summer school in 2019/20

This is due to the increasing complexity of needs of the children, staffing and other resources required to ensure their safety.

 

Please click on the link below for alternative provision provided within the authority.

 

Redcar and Cleveland PIN

 

KTS Academy, Marshall Drive, Brotton, Redcar and Cleveland, TS12 2UW

Tel - 01287 677265

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