The Schools Liaison Team

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

Sharon Hellewell

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

Garry Lyon

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

Lynn Padgett

Last updated: 8th January 2019