Our KTS+1 teacher Alex Betts is responsible for ensuring KTS are
delivering all elements of the agenda such as work experience, careers and transition. As part of the study programmme curriculum, our students are visiting employers to find out about local
industry and jobs. We are working with a charity called 'Making Something Happen' who is organising some of these visits for us.
The contact with employers is really valuable for our students as
they learn about opportunities that are accessible for them and so raises aspirations for employment. It gives students a taster of the different jobs available in different sectors and so far we
have identified students are interested in hospitality, catering, engineering, retail, warehouse work, transport and art. We are trying to visit employers for each sector of interest. The
students are enjoying them and have been asking some excellent questions!
Please click on the link below to find out more about local chairty,
Making Something Happen.
Students visited the Galliford Try construction site in Brotton today as part of the 'Construction Open
Day' to raise awareness of careers in the sector. They made us really welcome and talked about the jobs that are available in the construction sector and the skills that are needed. The students
enjoyed their site induction and looking round the site at the new social housing project for warden supported accommodation for those aged 55+ in Brotton.
Our leavers visited Botton Village for a mornings activities in the bakery. They made chocolate chip and
raisin cookies and learned how to prepare and throw bread. We were sent home with lots of treats to share with the staff and students at school.
The visit was part of our transition process where students explore services and providers they can access
after school. Botton now provides day services, supported and semi-independent living and respite for adults and young people with additional needs. They have pathways in the following areas:
bakery, retail, farming and outdoor, gardening (including herbs), creamery, woodwork and arts and craft
We are very grateful to Steve at MSH and the fabulous employers that have made us feel so welcome and supported us so far: British Steel, Hartlepool
College, Grinkle Park Hotel & AV Dawson.