Established in September 2023, the Respect Collaboration of Schools comprises two Pupil Referral Units, a Special School, and three part-time Alternative Provisions: Hair and Beauty, Construction, and Outdoor Education. Respect offers various services, including the quality assurance framework for Derby City and a SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental Health) advisory service.

This initiative stemmed from Kingsmead School, Newton’s Walk, and the Kingsmead School, with the deliberate aim of creating clearer SEMH pathways for young individuals, ensuring a seamless continuum of provision across Derby City.

As it continues to develop, especially in a time where there’s a growing need for provisions catering to children with additional SEMH needs, this collaboration presents an opportunity for enhanced cooperation with other schools, local authorities, and academy trusts.

We firmly hold our vision of ‘never give up’.