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DCG leads the way with work experience

Bondholder Derby College Group (DCG) has led the way nationally in bridging the gap between education and the world of work and gained widespread recognition for its innovative approach to enable employers to co-design and co-deliver its curriculum.

Hundreds of businesses large and small are active members of its Employment and Skills Boards and Employer Academies – developing and delivering innovative opportunities to give young people a sightline to work.

Job opportunity at QUAD: Creative Wellbeing Curator/Coordinator Part-time

QUAD is a Cinema, Gallery, Café Bar, Digital resource and Workshop that anyone can use. 

We are looking for a highly organised, dynamic and self-motivated individual with a passion for arts for health to curate a programme of creative wellbeing arts activity that delivers and builds on QUAD’s existing programme, incorporating agreed targets and milestones.

Find out more about how to apply on the QUAD website: 

World-class Derbyshire schools merge

Two prestigious Derbyshire schools, Foremarke Hall and Repton School, have merged, forming Bondholder Repton.

The two institutions have been brought together into a single entity to create one purposeful, integrated educational journey from 3 to 18, characterised throughout by the two Schools’ existing hallmarks of academic rigour, first-class pastoral care, sporting excellence, individual opportunity, personal development and a commitment to a full boarding ethos.

DCG Student’s University Future Confirmed

After a tense week of uncertainty, Derby College Group A level student Sukbhir Singh (18) from Peartree in Derby has received official confirmation that he has secured a place at the University of Cambridge to study Engineering.

Sukhbir, who was born in India and came to the UK from Italy two years ago, was recommended by College teachers to achieve A* grades in Physics, Maths and Further Maths. 

Results Day Celebrations

Despite the confusion and uncertainty around grades, many students are celebrating their success:

Twins Grace and Millie Lathwell (18) from Mickleover in Derby both decided to study the same A levels at JWC after John Port School because they were keen to study Criminology.

Safe and Sound Gains University of Derby Recognition

Local specialist charity Safe and Sound’s commitment to supporting the employability of University of Derby students has been officially recognised with two prestigious awards.

Safe and Sound supports children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation as well as supporting their families and raising public awareness of the issues.

Safe and Sound Supports NCS Programme

Safe and Sound, the Derbyshire based child exploitation charity, has supported this summer’s NCS programme with a series of awareness raising sessions on the issue for young people.

Safe and Sound supports children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation which includes online grooming, sexual exploitation, County Lines, Modern Slavery and trafficking as well as supporting their families and raising awareness of the issues in local communities.

Support your Orchestra

Derby-based orchestra of the East Midlands, Sinfonia Viva, is appealing for support from its fans.

Sinfonia Viva is asking concert ‘goers’ who watch the Hannells Darley Park “At Home” virtual concert on Sunday August 30 to donate the usual price of the ticket (£5), or whatever people can afford, to help secure the Orchestra’s future.

The virtual concert is being provided and funded by Derby City Council free of charge this year and is available online from 6pm via BBC Radio Derby’s Facebook LIVE and iplayer and on BBC Radio Derby.


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