Students at John Port Spencer Academy are entitled to receive:

  • Clear impartial advice and information about all of the options available, so that they understand what they involve
  • Support and guidance to help make choices and devise a career plan for the future
  • Regular personal support or information on how well they are doing
  • Help to decide what to do when they complete their course, including further learning, training or employment
  • A programme of careers education which helps them to develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning
  • The opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that effect their learning
  • An opportunity to set out an individual learning plan, and
  • An opportunity to learn about the world of work.

Careers support is delivered through the enrichment days, subjects across the school, themed events (e.g. Enterprise Days) access to a professionally qualified careers adviser and dedicated registration to specialist careers support services.


  • Download a post-16 options booklet here.
  • To view our Careers Education Policy, please click here.
  • To view our Provider Access Policy (Baker Clause) please click here.
  • Click here to see what Careers advice and experiences your child will receive during KS3, KS4 and KS5 Enrichment Days.
  • Information for Year 13’s is available here.
  • Here are details about applying for an apprenticeship.
  • This is a useful list of Derby City Training Providers

Who to contact at John Port

  • Careers Lead – Mrs Rebecca Lowndes/Mrs Shirley Coulson
  • Careers Advisor – Mrs Shirley Coulson

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