Kilton Thorpe Friends Association is a registered charity. Membership consists of all staff of the school, parents, guardians, carers, grandparents, governors and friends.
We raise funds for the pupils by providing social evenings (disco’s, charity events bingo) and engage in many activities which support the school and the local community.
During the summer break Kilton Thorpe School runs a Summer school during the first two weeks of the school holidays for forty hours in total 30 pupils are offered places. It is run by members of the teaching staff and teaching assistants.
Activities are wide ranging, some academic and others social. These include art and crafts, computer studies, reading skills, swimming, sports, as well as outings to local places of interest.
After Hours Club
All of our pupils are given the opportunity to participate in a weekly after hours club of their choice over a three year period at least once. All clubs are well staffed by staff who understand the various needs of the pupils.
To date we have enjoyed sewing, art and craft, flower arranging, football, cartoon drawing, circus skills, cookery, batik, computers, drama, music and outings. We also hold a term of hydrotherapy, rebound therapy (trampoline), and sensory sessions for pupils who have more profound needs.
Our pupils are given a picnic tea before the club starts and are transported home at the end of the session. Pupils learning is enhanced with new skills being taught and a new dimension being added to school life.
School counselling service
The school has two qualified counsellors on its staff and during the last two years the school has been operating a counselling service for the pupils. This service is in addition to the pastoral care that all the pupils receive from the tutor/classroom staff. The counselling gives the opportunity for individual pupils to talk with a member of staff who is not necessarily directly involved with them on a regular basis. To date we have had great successes and the feedback from the pupils’, staff and parents is very positive. For an individual pupil to receive counselling they need to be willing and we must have consent from the parent or guardian.