Respect Collaboration of Schools

Respect Collaboration of Schools

The Respect Collaboration of Schools is the collective name for a range of provisions we offer

Operating as usual


We ❤️these adorable cow print nails, created by one of our new shared placement students at J16 Hair and Beauty. It was her first attempt at gel nails and she did an amazing job!


It’s National Thank a Teacher Day! To all our incredible teachers and support staff, we want to take this moment to express our utmost gratitude for all that you do. Your passion, commitment, and efforts do not go unnoticed. Thank you!


Many of our pupils have enjoyed sessions with Pony Partnerships CIC: Equine Therapy Derbyshire. This is a chance to help shape their offering - please help if you can.

Photos from Respect Collaboration of Schools's post 14/06/2024

The country might be gearing up for the start of but we're all excited to watch PE teacher Paul Allen who is assistant coach to the England Men’s Deaf team which is hosting India across June and July this summer.

The seven-match series begins on June 18 at The County Ground, Derby, and then moves to Kidderminster, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire before finishing up in Leicestershire on June 27.

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Photos from Respect Collaboration of Schools's post 04/06/2024

We recently celebrated mental health week across all of our schools and this year’s message was 'keep moving for mental health'. Students (and staff!) were eager to carry out various activities from Minecraft yoga, running the daily mile, penalty shoot outs and art activities. Staff at Bridge street also wore green to celebrate this event.

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Pupils studying Hair and Beauty were tasked with creating mood boards to showcase their creativity. Staff and students voted on their favourites and we’re thrilled to announce that two shared placement students claimed 1st (£30) and 2nd (£20) place, with a Castle School student gaining 3rd (£10) place. A huge thank you to all the staff and students who participated and voted. We are incredibly proud of the effort and creativity displayed by all our students on the course.


It's Mental Health Awareness Week and one of our shared placement students showcased her nail art expertise to champion self-care and mindfulness.

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A year 11 pupil at Bridge street has been preparing for her Health and Social care exam by learning all about the dangers of high blood pressure. She used her knowledge to check the blood pressure of staff and was able to calculate if they were in the normal range, even giving feedback on how lifestyle can have an effect. We are extremely proud of her communication and maturity.

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Pupils from our Bridge Street School enjoyed a recent climate change trip to Darley Park, where our students delved deep into the pressing issue of rising water levels.

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We are thrilled to share that the recent Junction 16 training session was a fantastic collaboration where we explored and shared best practices in alternative provision. Huge thanks to all participants and to Leicestershire and Rutland SEND & Inclusion Hub for their active involvement and valuable contributions.

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Construction students in Year 11 have recently completed their assessments for the level 2 qualification they have been studying. They have each chosen three trade options of brickwork, carpentry & joinery, and painting & decorating. The work produced has been to a high standard and was testament to the progress they have made on the course.

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We love being hands-on at Bridge Street School. Here's one of our KS2 students exploring what plants require for life and growth - air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow. He worked hard to plan and set up his investigation independently.
Other KS2 pupils have been testing materials to identify if they are electrical conductors or insulators as part of their science topic on electricity.


The children in KS2 at Bridge Street School have been working hard to develop their knowledge and understanding of the structure of multiplication. They are encouraged to realise that, for example, 6 × 3 > 6 × 2 without doing any calculation, but by recognising the relationship between the calculations.

What's On - Autism Show Birmingham 03/05/2024

Parents and carers may be interested to attend this event in Birmingham. The Autism Show on June 21-22 promises trusted information and advice, products and services and access to specialist advisors and clinicians. One for your diary.

What's On - Autism Show Birmingham

Photos from Respect Collaboration of Schools's post 02/05/2024

Further DofE Bronze Award expedition preparation for our KS3 Bridge Street School pupils – they successfully wrapped their heads around erecting their 2-person tents and, after enjoying the comfort of a warm sleeping bag and inflatable roll-mat, were efficiently packed away. Pupils are realising that, if they put in the hard work now, they will be in a much more confident position when the expedition takes place – great to see!

Photos from Respect Collaboration of Schools's post 24/04/2024

KS2 pupils from Bridge Street School ventured into the Dovedale Valley and reached the summit of Thorpe Cloud. Pupils overcame a challenging ascent, successfully traversed a small set of stepping stones (only one wet foot!) and learnt about the forming of valleys, caves and reef knolls in the area. We also had time for a spot of mindful yoga.

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Some of our learners have achieved distinction grades in the blow-dry unit. They've been working hard on human heads, showcasing their communication skills as they perfect the art of creating smooth finishes on one-length hair. This unit, designed for Junction 16 Hair and Beauty, focuses on identifying hair conditions, thickness, and potential problems.

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In preparation for their DofE Bronze Award expedition, KS3 Bridge Street School pupil spent a wet and windy day navigating the boggy and rough terrain of Curbar and Froggatt Edge. An arduous walk for all but extremely useful and rewarding! We are crossing our fingers the weather brings more sunshine when it is time for the final expedition later in the year!


Six students from Castle School attended an exhibition in Leicester called ‘Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience’.
The exhibition provided the students with information about this exceptional artist’s life, as well as the chance to explore his work.
There was a 3-dimensional representation of Van Gogh’s painting entitled ‘Bedroom in Arles’, which the students could walk inside. As well as this, there was a 360 degrees film with over 200 examples of the artist work, along with inspiration quotes written by him and set to a calming soundtrack.
The final part of the exhibition was a Virtual Reality experience where the students were able to walk inside some of Van Gogh’s paintings.

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During we held mock interviews so pupils could speak with industry specialists and practice their interview skills. Students conducted themselves maturely and professionally, seeing the benefit of this exercise to grow their confidence and experience, ready for their future. Huge thanks to those who helped out including representatives from Derby County Community Trust, Derby College and Rolls-Royce.

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Year 11 pupils enjoyed three days in the Peak District ahead of their Mocks. They developed the following skills towards their Prince's Trust Qualification: teamwork, communication, resilience, confidence, problem solving, independence and leadership. Well done to all involved.


We think this will be a really beneficial event for many of our parents and carers - please attend if you wish to help make a difference to the way children with SEND are looked after locally, regionally and nationally.

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Students in Y10 Nurture represented Kingsmead at the SEND ambassadors meeting. This meeting was held at the Derby Museums Museum of Making and included a range of schools from around the city. Our students took part in a range of activities to have their say about the local SEND strategy and what is important to them. The group were brilliant and acted as fantastic ambassadors for the school. After the meeting they also had chance to look around and particularly enjoyed the Lego exhibition. They even managed some time to enjoy the spring sunshine!

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Each of our schools has celebrated this week - by dressing up, looking at literature and taking part in activities around reading. we have some BRILLIANT photos to share with you - which book characters can you spot? Let us know in the comments below...

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Some of our Year 11 pupils who are interested in Hair, Health and Beauty as a Post 16 option, had the opportunity to visit a local salon based on Friar Gate to meet the owner Jodie Amber and her team.
Our pupils gained knowledge about different areas of training and the associated accreditation they would need. They were able to have a taster of a live training session for students that were participating in a four day training course in the area of aesthetics at the studio.
Jodie spoke about her career pathway – from training as a nurse and gaining her NMC registered nurse pin, to entering the world of aesthetics, opening two clinics in the UK and one clinic in Dubai.
Our pupils were inspired by Jodie’s story and shared this experience with their parents and peers.

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Did you know we have sports clubs that anyone can join? We organise games against other schools, staff vs student fun matches and trips to watch the sports live. They also promote social skills, communication and allow students across the whole school to have fun!

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At Bridge Street our year 5 students have been learning about basic first aid skills in PSHE. The students were excited to learn and practice their CPR, using a defibrillator and bandaging skills with the help of our resident First aid trainer. All students were very mature and understood how important these life saving skills were.

Photos from Respect Collaboration of Schools's post 28/02/2024

Earlier this term we took part in a tournament with six other city schools - undertaking six field events and three relay races. We came in second place, just behind Chellaston, which is a tremendous success. It was not only a great result, but it was also some of our pupils' first event, it was hectic and they all worked so hard. We have now qualified for the County Finals which are later in the year.

Photos from Respect Collaboration of Schools's post 27/02/2024

"Ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough". Another Friday, another adventure for the D of E Bronze students. They are starting to get to know the open country and moorland areas, where they'll be navigating a route as part of their Expedition section which takes place in the Summer. The conditions were not a reflection of summer but helped provide a challenging and fun atmosphere!


We just want to give a massive slap on the back and say huge congratulations to one of our AP providers Derby City Boxing Academy for representing local talent at 'The Golden Girl Championships' in Sweden! Against fierce competition from around the world, their team of boxers aged 11-16 brought home an impressive 4 silver medals!

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