Careers Week 2022

At Horizon we like to think that every week is Careers Week but the official week is always the first week in March. This year it was fantastic to be able to invite businesses back into the school to engage with our students face to face rather than the virtual experiences we have been delivering over the last 2 years. The theme this year was “It’s all about you” which is our approach to our students’ advice and guidance. From Y7 to Y11 it is important that our students are given as much information as possible and the opportunities to explore their options; and not just their post 16 options, but their post 18 and long term career options.

The Careers Team have been developing subject guides and we used these as a basis to signpost students to different careers and skills linked to subjects around the college. Students were involved in the week in workshops, activities and we also presented to every year group in their assemblies including sharing this great video focusing on the world of work for 2030 and the ambitious programmes for Barnsley that they will be a part of. Barnsley 2030  We also highlighted careers within the College itself from Teacher to Operations Director. Throughout the week we had businesses coming into the Careers Café at lunch including local companies Masonite, Berneslai Homes and Naylor.

Our departmental signposting is staying as it has provided great talking points and really has started our students and staff thinking about careers paths and skills.

Important Information

Dear Parents/Carers

Please note the College is open today and Year 11 will be expected on site for their Mock Examinations. However, for Years 7 to 10, if you cannot get your child to school safely today, then please ensure that they access remote learning via Teams. For safeguarding purposes, please email in to if your child is not going to be in and will be accessing Teams.

Any child who accesses Teams remotely today will receive a present attendance mark of a B code (educated off-site). If your child does not access Teams then they will be classified as absent Please note that attendance codes will be updated throughout the day.

Mrs Huddart


College Calendar

  • Tuesday 12th December – 14th December – School Show
  • Tuesday 16th January – Y8 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 6th February – Y11 Parents Evening 2
  • Tuesday 27th February – Y9 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 16th April – Y10 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 30th April – Y7 Parents Evening