We have collaborated with Derby Museums to plan and deliver a programme of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths) making workshops for students until Summer 2019. This is part of the development of the new Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making. The project uses academy facilities, but also a retrofitted heritage bus (funded through the Great Places Scheme), as a mobile making workshop and museum (christened the Makory), enabling students to become involved in a variety of STEAM making activities, to start to understand more about heritage and the creative industries, and to inform thinking about future jobs and careers. The project aims to help raise aspiration by providing learning that supports and complements the academy curriculum, and helps engender confidence a sense of achievement and ambition.
Derby Moor is part of the George Spencer Alliance. The vision of which is to develop the George Spencer Academy Teaching School Alliance as a true learning community focused on raising standards to improve the life chances of young people in all their schools. It aims to accelerate student learning & outcomes through exemplary governance, 'high performance' leadership development and high quality teaching and learning. The Alliance is committed to working collaboratively to share strengths and support development to ensure that they have the capacity and credibility to bring about successful school improvement.
Derby Moor has strong links with the National Citizen Service (NCS). NCS is a two or four week programme for 16 & 17 year olds which takes place during school holidays. The programme, which UCAS recommends referencing on personal statements, helps teens develop skills for work and life including confidence, leadership and resilience, whilst also expanding social networks.