Resilience Programme

  Title Text Intent Outcome

Getting to Know You

What is the resilience programme?


we are ambassadors of The Derby High School

  • Produce a Real-World Profile (achievements, attributes, interests, aspirations, skills, targets and experiences). This profile will be available and accessible on the school system

  • Read a range of articles and extracts to develop stamina as a reader

– engage in conversations about texts

demonstrate that they can infer beyond the literal meaning of a text

– locate, retrieve and draw on a variety of sources


Team Talk

The article from The Guardian Newspaper:
Nepalese children cross river by cable in ‘world’s most dangerous school run’

Ready to learn,

Never forget that you are incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to learn.


Enriching Experiences at The Derby High School

Select a news story off The Derby High School Website:

The Derby High School

Sense of belonging: we are ambassadors of The Derby High School


Enrichment in the Community

Extract 1 from ‘I Am Malala’ Young Readers’ Edition by Malala Yousafzai


My future Self – 2039

Extract 2 from ‘I Am Malala’ Young Readers’ Edition by Malala Yousafzai

READY TO LEARN: Aspire to be the best that you can be


Inspirational People

Extract 3 from ‘I Am Malala’ Young Readers’ Edition by Malala Yousafzai


Careers Talk

Select a First Careers Job Profile to read


Never forget that you are incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to learn. Not everyone is lucky enough to be educated and you must make the most of that opportunity in each and every lesson. The Resilience Programme will equip you with the skills that you need in order to prepare for your future success.

Each lesson will begin in the same way. You will enter the classroom, take out your equipment and place your planner on the desk. As you enter the class you will receive a text to read. You will need to read the text carefully for five minutes in silence. The text is important as you will need to use information from the text throughout the lesson.

In the first unit, Happy, Healthy & Successful, you will design a bespoke aspirational flight path and produce a career profile which will help you to record your achievements, track your skills development and evidence the exciting experiences that you have throughout the year. Our student leaders will visit some of your lessons in order to participate in activities and help you to celebrate your successes. (Don’t be alarmed if you do not understand some of the phrases used, you will  become familiar with them as the programme progresses).

We all learn in different ways. In the second term, ‘Learning to Learn’, you will explore some new learning styles. You will participate in independent learning challenges and we will teach you how to

learn by helping you to understand how you learn most effectively (your preferred learning styles).

Finally, in the Summer term we will put your resilience to the test when we place ‘Real-world Learning’ at the heart of an extended learning challenge. If your project is successful, you will have the opportunity to present your work to a panel of professionals at an exciting venue.

We will use every opportunity to get you face to face with local professionals and out and about in our community participating in enrichment activities which will increase your cultural capital and give you real world experiences.

We are all extremely proud to belong to The Derby High School, one of the most successful schools in our authority. You are all ambassadors of the school and you all have the power to make a real difference to peoples’ lives. Making a contribution to your community and participating in enrichment activities are a very important part of your journey. Your enrichment profile will allow you to set yourself challenges and earn rewards for your efforts. 

Hard work will always be rewarded.