Horizon Community College

Barnsley, United Kingdom

Location: Barnsley, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Horizon Community College

Why work at Horizon?

Thank you for your interest in joining Horizon Community College, a school which is ‘the cornerstone of the local area‘ where ’pupils’ behaviour in lessons is excellent’ and ‘staff are exceptionally proud to work at the school.’

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, and especially offer an excellent provision for early career teachers.

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.

Our school is going from strength to strength. Since our opening, we have been given a 'GOOD' from Ofsted in every inspection, with our most recent (October 2023) recommending the school as potentially ’OUTSTANDING’ in every category. I have no doubt that with the continued hard work put in from both staff and students that we will achieve this recommendation shortly.

If you feel you have the skills, experience and drive to shape a new learning environment within Barnsley, then please take a look at our latest jobs.

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Address: Dodworth Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 6PD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 704230
What people say about us

Staff at the school are passionate about ensuring there are no barriers to pupils’ success [and] are exceptionally proud to work at the school.

- Ofsted - October 2023

Horizon Community College is the cornerstone of the local area.

- Ofsted - October 2023

Pupils’ behaviour in lessons is excellent

- Ofsted October 2023
Positions available at Horizon Community College