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Netherthorpe School


Careers (Part of Personal Development)

Netherthorpe School is an inclusive community school that ensures all students are able to Learn, Enjoy and Succeed. We ensure we develop confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives, whilst also being a responsible and active citizen who will make a positive contribution to society. Throughout their time at Netherthorpe we hope to provide learners with the skills needed to progress successfully into further education, employment, and adult life. Netherthorpe’s School Careers Programme is committed to developing a whole school approach to providing all students with up-to-date, impartial, independent and varied careers, education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) as defined by the CDI framework and the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks. 

Students will take part in a series of Careers and Guidance lessons each year throughout Y7-Y13, during Personal Development lessons. Each lesson is specifically designed to support students of that age group, when exploring the topic of careers/destinations. The school also runs a variety of careers related trips and events every year, that are specifically targeted to certain students or year groups. We also have employers/educational providers deliver assemblies or workshops to our students. All of these opportunities ensure students are able to make positive informed decisions about their destinations and future careers.

Netherthorpe School is part of the North Derbyshire Careers Hub which is a community of practice with other secondary schools and colleges in the area. This is part of a programme set out by the government, with support of the Careers & Enterprise Company, that is operated locally by the D2N2 LEP. The school follows best practice nationally and audits its careers provision and guidance on a termly basis. The school gains from sharing best practice amongst the Careers Hub member schools and colleges. We are also very lucky to have incredible support from our D2N2 Enterprise Coordinator and volunteer Enterprise Adviser (Rebekah Linacre) from MSE Hiller.

Local Enterprise Partnership for Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire

Work Experience 

We are always trying to expand our database of local businesses who would be willing to offer our students the opportunity of a work experience placement either physically or virtually. If you have any work experience opportunities available at your organisation for our students and would like to discuss them with us, please contact:

Mrs D Taylor (Deputy Head of Personal Development) 
Contact details: Tel 01246 472220

Policies and Documents 

Gatsby Benchmarks 

At Netherthorpe we believe that every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. In order to do that, the staff at Nethethorpe are extremely passionate about making sure students achieve all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks over the course of their time at school. These are 8 benchmarks which define excellent career guidance.
Good Career Guidance | Education | Gatsby

How the School is working towards and achieving each benchmark 

Get in touch


Ralph Road, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3PU


01246 472220