CTS Snapshot


Welcome to our CTS Snapshot - a weekly celebration update. We are delighted to share with parents and carers alike student triumphs at Corby Technical School. We are proud of every student and every success they have - please feel free to share with us any achievements they might have.

Snapshot News:

Pictured below is a selection of the fantastic Art work completed by our talented students and pictures of our Year 11 students who are working on their component 1 Drama exam.

Anti Bullying Week

This year, Anti-Bullying week will take place from Monday 16th to Friday 20th November and on Friday 20th it will be "Odd Socks Day" where students will be permitted to wear odd socks to school. This day sends an important message that we should all be allowed to be ourselves free from bullying and also helps us celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a fun and positive way.
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Miss Jenkins and Miss Patrick would like to celebrate 8CO in Music. Last week their ukulele playing was fantastic – they all managed to play ‘Hound Dog’ after only 2 lessons on the instrument. 8CO were also excellent at following routines for learning during this lesson – well done! This week they all managed to play ‘Stand by me’.


Mrs Gonzalez-Villamil Lean has nominated Year 8 student Zhivko for his dedication to Spanish and perfect classroom manner. Year 7 student Cullen for his inquisitive mind that always leads to good and useful grammar discussions and Year 10 student Abigail for always aiming high in Spanish.

Mrs Sahota would like to commend her Year 9 students, there has been some great work undertaken by a number of students. These individuals always complete their homework and achieve high marks in class vocabulary tests. In addition they have worked really hard on a recent comprehension task where they have achieved good marks. Amelia B, Annie C, Jana O, Alicia S, Dylan C, Faizah M, Isabel N, Tanya R, Isla S and Edvins V.

In Year 8, Lennon A has improved immensely over the last 3 weeks in terms of focus and concentration. He has also been applying the vocabulary that he has learnt in lesson confidently towards independent class learning. Mary M, Cole B, Lucy D Toby B, and Arina have also been working really well in terms of applying their learning to independent learning comprehension tasks and relaying their own responses in Spanish to a given topic.

Year 7 students Amy W and Aleksandra A are nominated for their great attitude towards learning and always putting 100% effort into their homework, vocabulary tests and class independent study.

Miss Graziano has nominated 10ESP1 for brilliant effort with their Spanish writing knowledge check. They all worked very hard and Miss Graziano was very impressed with their determination to do well. Also, well done to Neave, Valeriu, Oscar, Amelia, Gaby, Will and Amy in Year 9 for their hard work on their colour sheets.


Mrs Vaghadia would like to say well done to Year 11 students Klaudia and Sophie for their excellent commitment and hard work in Sociology and to Year 10 students Brandon A, Kelly, Aimee, Shamiso and Niav for their excellent work and commitment in Sociology and producing good exam question responses, well done.


Mr Horne has nominated Year 8 students Nana and Sandra for excellent work solving equations in Maths.


Miss Kritzinger has nominated her Year 7 Scientists for bringing in some lovely samples of rocks that they had picked up for homework. The students have just concluded their rock topic looking at different types of rock and how they are formed. Pictured below are some examples of the sedimentary rocks collected.


Mr Harley has nominated Year 10 Engineering students Samuel C for excellent technical drawing skills and Klaudia for developing her drawing skills to a good level. Also nominated is Year 7 student Anthony M for his excellent explanation on how to make pasta.

Mrs Firmin would like to say well done to Year 11 Food Preparation & Nutrition, who on the whole have made an excellent start to their NEA. In particular Grace, Brady, Jermaine, and Tamiska have demonstrated a really mature approach and effort, resulting in some amazing work already – Well done!


Miss Hallybone has nominated Ryan and Efraim in 7TA for excellent Drama homework and would like to say well done to Year 10 students Daisy for excellent work in English Language, and Thomas for excellent work in English Literature.

Remembrance Celebration:

Miss Buffini would like to say a special thank you to the students who read so beautifully for the Remembrance Broadcast. It was a wonderful presentation:

Year 7 - Kirat, Year 8 - Cole B, Year 9 - Rhema, Year 10 - Oscar S, Year 11 - Shay D and Year 12 student Debony.

Children in Need 2020

We held a mufti day to raise funds for Children in Need and we will update all parents/carers when we have our final total counted. Pictured below are the students from each Year groups who helped collect the donations from their Year group zones.

Virtual Apprenticeships Sessions for Parents

On 19th November at 6:30pm, Eventbrite will host a session specifically aimed at parents to give them all the information they need to fully understand the apprenticeship pathway. And, thanks to the ASK Project, the sessions are free to attend. Both sessions will be delivered by expert speakers, and because this is delivered on behalf of the National Apprenticeship Service, the sessions will be impartial and unbiased. To register for the parent session please follow the link below:


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