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About Us

Our organisation was formed in 1998, for the benefit of young people and their respective communities and is based at 13 Kings Road North Ormesby Middlesbrough TS3 6NG.

We operate on Teesside, mainly in Middlesbrough and its surrounding areas. HEATS stands for Helping Educational Achievement Through Sport.

HEATS is a company Limited by guarantee in England and Wales, registration number 3636111 and Registered Charity number 1075008.

Registered Office Address:

13 Kings Road
North Ormesby
Middlesbrough
TS3 6NG

 

Our Trustees are:

  • Mr. C Porter
  • Mr. G S Wilson
  • Mr. J T Willis
  • Mrs. F I Duncan
  • Mr. M D Shorney
  • DR. M S Kibirige
  • Mr. S Ghafoor

Mr. C L Coulthard Development Director

 

 

The primary aim of is to help young people achieve in life through reward and encouragement. We aim to improve attendances and best effort at school by helping young people to focus on the positive aspects of life including good attendance, citizenship, anti-racism, say no to illegal substances, tobacco, alcohol, solvent abuse and crime, etc.

Additionally, we strive to raise standards of our young people both in and out of school through reward, encouragement and support via the medium of, including the participation in sport.

We aim to improve their social skills, attitude, self confidence and aspiration levels so that their well-being is enhanced both physically and mentally.

We also give advice and provide projects in which young people can develop their skills and aptitude to enhance their future job prospects.

We recognise and praise their 'positives' and encourage them to achieve their potential.

HEATS prides itself in helping young people improve their prospects of employment by giving them opportunities of work experience as volunteers. Two young people were referred to us by other agencies whilst in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance and are currently with us as volunteers. Their duties ranged from administrative work, including telephone and general duties, plus Information Technology and DVD production.

We have provided two part-time positions to previously unemployed persons, referred to us by The Shaw Trust, one of whom has been employed by us, since 2006.

We also provide young people, who are interested in sports coaching and would like coaching experience, with opportunities to work in tandem with fully qualified coaches.

The primary aim of is to help young people achieve in life through reward and encouragement. We aim to improve attendances and best effort at school by helping young people to focus on the positive aspects of life including good attendance, citizenship, anti-racism, say no to illegal substances, tobacco, alcohol, solvent abuse and crime, etc.

Additionally, we strive to raise standards of our young people both in and out of school through reward, encouragement and support via the medium of, including the participation in sport.

We aim to improve their social skills, attitude, self confidence and aspiration levels so that their well-being is enhanced both physically and mentally.

We also give advice and provide projects in which young people can develop their skills and aptitude to enhance their future job prospects.

We recognise and praise their 'positives' and encourage them to achieve their potential.

 

 

As with the primary schools, we provide tickets to see a 'Boro' (Middlesbrough Football Club) home game. The older students respond equally well to this very successful initiative. Certificates of achievement and Excellence are also awarded by our organisation to deserving young people.

Our work with young people of secondary school age includes cricket, tag-rugby and football coaching, as well as arts and crafts. Such activities have been provided, mostly on school premises during school holidays and weekends.

HEATS was the facilitator of a very successful Saturday Morning Club in which young people attended for two hours enjoying such activities as football, basketball, table tennis, model aeroplane making, hairstyling, nail care, pottery, cookery and art. The club also provided opportunities for young people, their parents and grandparents to work together in a safe and secure environment, helping to overcome the generational divide.  It was a tremendous success!

We also provided work experience at the Saturday Morning Club for four young people aged 16, over a period of 13 weeks, which greatly improved their confidence and helped them to secure employment when they left school.

Additionally, we have introduced young people to other skills in our 'You Can Do It' initiative to prepare them for employment.

Furthermore, HEATS has provided work placement opportunities for two young unemployed people, each over periods of 13 weeks.