Welcome

About the College

College Vision

Welcome from the principal

Mrs Huddart

The economic, cultural and social landscape of Barnsley is changing.  Opportunities in further education, higher education and professional roles are increasing; opportunities for individuals to shape their own career pathways are growing; opportunities for individuals to challenge traditional socio-economic patterns are multiplying.

At Horizon Community College, our responsibility is to prepare students for this reality.  We want young people to leave the College well qualified and with a unique skill set that will enable them to stand out from the crowd.  We want young people to be in possession of a passport of qualifications and employability skills that will enable them to pursue exciting careers, attend prestigious universities, complete dynamic apprenticeships and play leading roles in regenerating this area and beyond. 

Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of and meets our ambition for each individual student.  This is underpinned by the College’s core values which help to prepare every student for a lifetime of success.  Our Curriculum and Culture ambition:

  • aims to challenge every learner, in every lesson, every day. 
  • develops the character and skill set of all, through the belief that we are ‘Positive Role Models’.
  • ensures opportunities for all through our personal development and Careers and Enterprise programmes.

 

Successful education is also about working in close partnership with our families and the community to ensure our students succeed in each School year and are prepared for the next appropriate phase of their education.  We work together to empower our students to believe that anything and everything is possible.

We heavily invest in the growth and development of our entire workforce, so they are also prepared for the next phase of their careers.  We promote ‘one team’ working hard to support each other.  We are focused on continued professional development for staff at every level. 

We embed a curriculum and culture that results in Equity of Opportunity, Strong Community, High Expectations, Global Readiness and Kindness so that our students are School ready; Work ready; Life ready

Vision

School ready; Work ready; Life ready

Ambition

Our Curriculum and Culture

  • aims to challenge every learner, in every lesson, every day.
  • develops the character and skill set of all, through the belief that we are Positive Role Models.
  • ensures that there are opportunities for all through our personal development and Careers and Enterprise programmes.

Values

Tolerance   Teamwork   Kindness    Respect   Pride   Engagement   Questioning   Independence   Organisation   Resilience

AIMS

Equity of opportunity

To remove academic and social barriers and ensure equitable access to qualifications, programmes and wider opportunities in college.

Global Readiness

An ambitious curriculum that ensures students gain the knowledge, skills and culture capital needed to graduate with options to be highly successful and make a positive contribution to the community and beyond. 

High Expectations

Students are challenged and supported to reach their highest academic potential. An extensive personal development programme allows students to build character and resilience ensuring personal growth year on year.

Strong Community

Engage with our students, families, staff and community to cultivate a safe and welcoming college built on mutual respect and courtesy so all learners thrive, Students recognise risk and know how to stay safe.

Culture of Kindness

A culture of Kindness throughout the college, with caring and culturally proficient, tolerant students and staff.

College Leadership Team

Title
Name
Principal
Mrs C Huddart
Associate Principal
Mr D Bowden
Associate Principal
Mrs A Saeed
Vice Principal
Mr A Arezoo
Vice Principal
Miss C Collins
Assistant Principal Head of School 7
Mrs C Malson
Assistant Principal Head of School 7
Mr B Irving
Assistant Principal Head of School 8
Miss L Sheldon
Assistant Principal Head of School 9
Mr G Middleton
Assistant Principal Head of School 10
Miss F Winterburn
Assistant Principal Head of School 11
Mr N Plant
Assistant Principal SENDCO
Mrs S Proud
Assistant Principal Personal Development
Mrs C Anyon
Assistant Principal Head of Support Staff / College Systems
Miss D Musgrove
Assistant Principal Head of Support Staff / Careers Leader
Ms S Harrison