The School Liaison Team

We work closely with teachers, careers advisers, individual pupils and parents to provide information, advice and guidance around career pathways and study programmes. We offer a range of activities to students from primary school age to Year 13.
Some of the activities on offer include:

  • School careers/options events
  • Parents’ evenings
  • Group presentations
  • Assembly talks
  • Application support
  • One to one pupil support
  • Mock interview support
  • College taster sessions
  • Subject specific taster sessions
  • College tours and visits
  • Visits for vulnerable groups
  • University Campus Barnsley tours/taster sessions

Careers Advisers and parents are welcome to contact any of the School Information Advisers to book a school or college activity. If you are a school pupil, we can support you with information around career pathways, study programmes and the Barnsley College application process.

Meet the School Liaison Team:

Sharon Hellewell – Information Team Leader

Please contact me if you would like to book an activity or learn more about what we offer.
Tel: 01226 216 829 or email

Ashley Gillow

I support all schools and colleges with advice and guidance around HE provision at University Campus Barnsley.

I also offer advice and guidance to Outwood Academy Shafton around FE provision.

Tel: 01226 216 284 or email:

Garry Lyon – School Information Adviser

I support the following schools:

  • Dearne ALC
  • Kirk Balk Community College
  • Netherwood ALC
  • St Pius Catholic High School
  • Wath Comprehensive School
  • Other schools in the Rotherham/Sheffield area

Tel: 01226 216 609 or email

Michael McHugh

I support the following schools:

  • Horizon Community College
  • Barnsley Academy
  • Crofton
  • Hemsworth

Telephone: 01226 216 255 or email:

Lynn Padgett – School Information Adviser

I work closely with the following schools:

  • Darton College
  • Kettlethorpe High School
  • Penistone Grammar Advanced Learning Centre
  • Shelley College

Tel: 01226 216 292 or email

Last updated: 8th January 2019