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Bennerley Fields School

Nurture. Support. Aspire. Achieve.


Meet our Career Ambassadors

Our Careers Ambassadors meet throughout the year to promote our careers and enterprise curriculum, organise events and help run weekly jobs and skills sessions in classes. 


Bennerley Fields is a vibrant, nurturing school community where everyone is welcomed, valued and respected. We are a school that caters for pupils with a wide range of learning difficulties and diverse needs. The importance of communication and interaction underpins all teaching and learning.


Bennerley Fields is committed to ensuring that all children and young people have opportunities to access a relevant careers, employability and enterprise programme.


Our school vision for careers education:


“Together we support every child to achieve their full potential, instilling academic, social and independence skills in order for them to flourish in the current and future world of work.”


In practice, our vision translates into:
•Helping students gain qualifications
•Moving students into further education and employment
•Developing the skills for independent living
•Having friends and relationships and being part of the community
•Being as healthy as possible

At Bennerley Fields, we believe that students and parents/carers benefit from advice, guidance and support in working towards, and planning for, the future. Parental/carer involvement is seen as an integral part of the careers education programme, ensuring that the programme is personalised and relevant to the students at the appropriate stage in their learning. The programme will ensure it meets the statutory requirements and guidance from DfE and the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.


Supporting our careers programme


We would welcome support from employers and experts from a range of working backgrounds and industries. It is important that our pupils have the opportunity to speak to individuals from a diverse range of employment to give them informed choices about their future working lives.


There are ways in which you can support our careers programme and we would love to hear from you to further enhance our careers provision.


Can you?


· Provide work experience opportunities for our year 11 pupils?

· Allow our pupils to visit your workplace?

· Come in and speak to our pupils in a question and answer session?


If so, please contact the career lead, Rachel Raisin-Moss at or call 0115 932 6374.


Our main school providers currently are:

Broomfield College (Derby College)
Horizons sixth form (St. Martins)
Phoenix Centre (Aldercar High School Sixth Form)
Derby College Ilkeston
Alfreton Park Sixth Form
Portland College
Arthur Mee College (Nottingham College)
Morrison’s Community Champions
Job Centre Plus support for schools to work with Yr 10 & 11 on employability
Derbyshire Skills Festival
Derbyshire SEND Skills Festival


Post 16 Settings

We ensure our pupils are ready for the next step of their education. These are some of the setting our pupils transition to for Post 16 provision.

Careers Journey

Useful websites for careers information and advice


Careerometer - Use the careerometer to compare jobs, salaries, working hours etc. 


Panjango - Learn about the world of work and develop the knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil your potential. 


Start - Stand out from the crowd with a StartProfile. Build your CV, prepare for interviews and research careers.



The ASK Programme webinars and workshops for parents and carers

Department for Education  apprenticeship options


Careers Research

National Autistic Society finding employment

Jobs Fairs

Job of the Week! Watch a two minute clip each week to widen your careers perspectives.

Volunteering and Work Experience – search for opportunities in your area – conservation volunteering opportunities – search for charity shop volunteering opportunities locally


Management of provider access requests:


Our Careers Leader is Rachel Raisin-Moss


Telephone: 0115 932 6374


Career Case Sudies