At the start of the year the well-being team led work to improve mental health. The school held a mental health awareness week and became the first secondary school in the county to receive the Bronze TaMHS (Targeted Mental Health in Schools) award. We are very proud of the achievement and the work we have completed to make sure we are knowledgeable in how to support of students and parents in the best possible way in regards to mental health. Inspirational Paralympian Alister Patrick-Heselton also visited the school to lead a series of RAIR (Raising Aspirations and Increasing Resilience) workshops. To help improve the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of our students.
Our students took part in alcohol awareness workshops, which included fun interactive activities to raise awareness about the potential harm alcohol can cause.
The highlight of the year was when our Year 11s took their GCSE examinations. This was the first year of GCSEs at the school. This is a success we are very pleased with and we are proud of our students who performed very well.
We had to say a sad farewell to some of our students as they finished CTS and went onto a number of different pathways including apprenticeships, college courses and sixth forms, however a number of students stayed on at the school to form our very first sixth form cohort. 2017 saw the launch of Corby Technical's School sixth form. Our students are enjoying the courses and are studying incredibly hard to ensure that they reach their targets to go onto the universities of their choice, enter the workplace or go onto other successful pathways at the end of their A-levels.
The year ended with Corby Technical School opening the new extension to our building. It provides many more classrooms, a media suite, a drama studio, a sixth form area, a lecture theatre and music practise rooms. The students are enjoying the new facilities which the new build has to offer and we are excited to continue enjoying it in 2018.
2017 has been a very fulfilling year for the school and we look back on it fondly.
Stars of the Week:
- Miss Tween has nominated Robbie 9C for his positive attitude to learning and Hayden 7ST for his contributions in his English lessons.
- Mr McRae-Smith has coordinated a German spelling test for all Year 7 students, the competition is down the final 24 and the next stage will be to determine the 3 winners. Well done to all the students competing.
- Miss Watt has nominated 7CO for a fantastic to the new term in German. Miss Wat has also nominated Lily-Mai 9T for great effort and independence.
- Miss Longhurst has nominated Haydn, Louise, Kyle and Andreas 10S for presenting an amazing house assembly. Well done!
- Mr Rogers has nominated Eddie 7CA and Finlay 7TE for their excellent effort and progress in PE.
- Miss Benson has nominated Ewan 10C for his excellent start to the new school term and hard work.
- Mr Harley has nominated Indira and Mason 9C for their high quality work and commitment in Product Design.
- Miss Connellan has nominated her Year 7 English groups for heir hard work and great participation in lessons this week.
- Mr Gourlay has nominated Stephen 11T for an excellent mock exam in Computer Science and Darci 8S for excellent hard work.
- Eden 11S has nominated Mrs Morgan and Mr Godfrey for their support in Art and Science.
- Mr Rogers has nominated Miss Watt and Miss McGrath for leading the school netball club and giving students this opportunity.
Bridge Closure - Cottingham Road
We have been made aware of the imminent bridge closure next week which will prevent access to Cottingham Road from Corby Old Village/Train station. The indication is it will be closed to motorists but a pedestrian footbridge will be maintained.
Closure will be from next week until mid August 2018. Please contact Network Rail on 03457 114141 if you have any further queries.
- If you have not yet returned the reply slip sent home with reports, please return this to school reception as soon as possible.