School and Colleges Liaison Team

What we do

We work closely with schools and colleges to provide independent advice and guidance to prospective students. We organise and deliver FE, HE, apprenticeship and career related activities in primary and secondary schools as well as taster sessions in college and the Higher Education campus. We have key links with all schools in the Barnsley borough and many of the borderline extra district schools. We are able to report trends to help inform marketing and curriculum departments. We take key messages directly into schools where we regularly deliver presentations and IAG sessions. We represent the College, Sixth Form, Apprenticeships and Higher Education at local education and careers events and national UCAS events. We offer information, advice and guidance to individuals, careers advisers and parents/carers to assist applicants in making their pathway choices.

We are happy to support college departments to promote their area with additional activities, including taster sessions, workshops, visits etc

Ashley Gillow

Email: a.gillow@barnsley.ac.uk

Tel Number: 01226 216284

Schools I work with:

  • Outwood Academy, Shafton
  • Sixth Forms and Colleges
  • Holy Trinity
  • Shelley College
Ashley Gillow

Olivia Johnson

Email: o.johnson@barnsley.ac.uk

Tel Number: 01226 216376

Schools I work with:

  • Darton Community College
  • Greenacre School
  • Penistone Grammar School
  • Stocksbridge

Garry Lyon

Email: g.lyon@barnsley.ac.uk

Tel Number: 01226 216609

Schools I work with:

  • Astrea Academy Dearne
  • Kirk Balk Academy
  • Netherwood Academy
  • Wath Academy (Rotherham)
  • The Laurel Academy (Mexborough)
  • Rawmarsh Community School (Rotherham)
  • Swinton Academy (Rotherham)

 

Garry Lyon

Michael McHugh

Advice and Guidance (IAG) Team Leader

Email: m.mchugh@barnsley.ac.uk

Tel Number: 01226 216255

Schools I work with:

  • Barnsley Academy
  • Crofton Academy (Wakefield)
  • Horizon Community College
  • Minsthorpe Community College (Wakefield)
  • Outwood Academy Hemsworth (Wakefield)
Michael McHugh

Jo Thornton

Email: j.thornton@barnsley.ac.uk

Tel Number: 01226 216292

Schools I work with:

  • Outwood Academy Carlton
  • Trinity Academy Cathedral (Wakefield)
  • Kettlethorpe High School (Wakefield)
  • Ecclesfield School
  • Wingfield Academy (Rotherham)
  • Winterhill School (Rotherham)

 

Jo Thornton

Last updated: 26th July 2021