Strategic Careers Lead Welcome

At Respect Collaboration of Schools, we are committed to providing all our students with a comprehensive programme of impartial careers advice and guidance. This could include work experience, employability workshops and aspiration days throughout years 7-11, to help our students to be inspired about their future employment options and to help them make positive choices once leaving school.

Our Aims

  • To promote self-awareness, self-development and personal assessment
  • Prepare young people for their working lives by enabling them to review previous transitions, interests, aptitudes and preferred approaches to learning
  • Develop the careers management skills of decision making, action planning and self-presentation
  • Develop skills to prepare young people for future choices and transitions

Respect Collaboration of Schools delivers careers as a discrete curriculum, which is part of the PSHE framework. PSHE promotes self and role awareness, decision making, coping with transitions, relating to others and healthy living and wellbeing in a careers context.

Careers lessons have allocated time within the timetable and are facilitated through a range of activities by teachers, careers professionals and teaching support staff and other external partners e.g. employers or further and higher education providers.

Careers within the curriculum can impact our students by:

  • Cognitive -Transforming how our young people think about themselves
  • Behavioural – Developing our young people’s management, employability and study skills.
  • Practical – Supporting our young people to make positive, realistic and sustained career destinations

Key Information

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Training Providers

The Connexions and Derby Training Providers booklet, exists to support young people, who are over school age and under 19. There are a wide range of opportunities for young people who would like to continue into further education. The booklet provides information about different providers within Derby City, which offer full/part time courses, apprenticeships and traineeships.
The booklet also contains contact names and contact details of Connexions workers, detailed information about organisations within the city and what they are offering to young people. For young people who are over 19 and NEET (Not In Education, Employment or Training), The National Careers Service has Career Coaches available within Derby and Derbyshire, that will offer Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to those who are thinking about returning to education or employment

Careers Events and Opportunities

For further information about our careers programme please contact:

Pete Benyon – Careers Leader


Telephone number: 01332 477164