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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.

New retailers to hatch at intu Derby

Bondholder intu Derby is relaunching its Hatch initiative, giving small businesses from across the region the chance of winning free retail space.

The potentially life-changing prize, offered in association with Revo, includes a store within the shopping centre for a period of six weeks, completely rent free.

trentbarton steps up the support

Bondholder trentbarton is gearing up for the reopening of schools and colleges, and providing services for more people returning to work and beginning to socialise, by making its most significant return to pre-COVID levels of bus services from Sunday (August 23).

Its customer numbers are already nearly 50 per cent of pre-COVID levels and trentbarton is bringing back staff to be there for when more people want to travel.

Site extension at Toyota

Work is underway on an extension at Bondholder Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK's plant at Burnaston which will allow it to store an extra 3,500 vehicles on site.

The extension of its despatch yard to cover 15 acres, sited next to the plant's solar farm, will store newly made cars ahead of export to European dealerships.

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.

Online Enrolment At Derby College Group

New students planning to join Derby College Group (DCG) in September will be able to enrol remotely for the first time this year – making the process quicker and easier for school leavers and adult learners alike.

Online enrolment for full time and part time study programmes officially starts on GCSE results day – August 20 through the website