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Netherthorpe School


Careers Support For Parents ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The careers curriculum at Netherthorpe has been specifically designed to give our students the opportunity to explore different career ideas, whilst considering the choices and pathways available to them at key points in their education. The D2N2 Skills Report sets out the essential evidence base underpinning the understanding of the skills demand and supply in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire region. As a school, we try our best to make students aware of the trends and challenges affecting jobs and skills both locally and nationally in our careers curriculum.

Careers provision and next steps is delivered through the Personal Development curriculum as a termly topic each year by form tutors. Students also will be granted the opportunity to take part in trips and activities that allow them to engage with employers and educational providers. Please take a look at the careers curriculum roadmap below to see some of the things your son/daughter will be doing in their Personal Development Careers Journey at Netherthorpe.

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Careers Resources to Help Support your child 

As our children progress through school or Sixth Form and start looking ahead to a life after education, it can be challenging for parents and carers to know how to help them navigate the confusing world of careers and options. For many of us, the biggest difficulty is knowing how to offer support without projecting our own career aspirations onto our children. But with so much change – from new apprenticeship schemes, the corona virus, emerging technologies and the political/environmental upheaval – the school is here to help with some of the resources below.

Please see attached a pack that contains careers information and support for students and parents in year 11. It gives students and their parents an overview of the Post 16 options available, an understanding of how students can decide on the best route for them and how students can receive specific one to one current careers guidance/support. 

UCAS Website – This site has got lots of resources and information dedicated to helping parents and guardians support students applying to university.

Student Finance England – If your son or daughter is applying to university, they will most likely want to apply for a student loan to help them cover some of the cost. The SFE website provides parents with information regarding how much money students are entitled to, how they can apply and what evidence or supportive documents will be required to make an application.

Start D2N2 - This website can be used to search for apprenticeships and jobs in the local area. The apprenticeships are broken down into different sectors. You can also use this website to find out which growth sectors and jobs are currently in high demand.

My Future is an app that allows parents and students to: engage in conversations with local employers and explore apprenticeship opportunities; talk to training providers to learn about the courses that are available; virtually visit post 16 institutions including colleges and universities and learn about the employment opportunities in their town. Students or parents can also request an interview with a Level 6 Career Advisor.

Work Experience Opportunities 

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 an organisation you work at 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

Additional Careers Support

HEPP Hub For Parents/Carers - Parents/Carers | HeppHUB

Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s future choices? Are you unsure how to support their decision making? Have you considered their options of progression into higher education? Check out the resources on this website to find out more.

Careermag - Careermag - Parents - Careermap

This is a link to the latest edition of Careermag for Parents, Carers & Guardians. A great resource packed full of up to date careers support.

Success At School University Guide 2023-24

This free digital guide will help you and your child make informed decisions about their next steps after school. Covering everything from UCAS to accommodation to studying abroad, this guide will help you and your child think through everything you need to consider including expert, first-hand advice from universities and employers.

There are also some fantastic resources and links in the careers drop down section of both the Student and Sixth Form area of the website. These resources should help students understand the different progression and training pathways open to them at different points in their education, allow them to explore the vast array of careers and jobs available to them in different industries whilst enabling them to recognise which jobs/sectors are growing and which are in decline.  

If your son/daughter, needs further careers support and guidance then students can book a careers appointment with the school’s careers advisor at any point. This is a one to one careers interview in which the careers advisor will provide bespoke careers guidance and support that is tailored directly to the student. To request a careers appointment, all students need to do is email:





Get in touch


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


01246 472220