Our Provision

Our Team

Rachael Law

Rachael Law

Assistant Principal (Head of Horizons)

Jayne Forrow

Jayne Forrow

Family Support Lead and EHCP Co-Ordinator

Taranjeet Jheeta

Taranjeet Jheeta

Curriculum Leader

KS3

Luke Broderick

Luke Broderick

Class Teacher

Isobel Lindley

Isobel Lindley

Learning Support Assistant

KS4

Taranjeet Jheeta

Taranjeet Jheeta

Class Teacher

John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson

Learning Support Assistant

Natasha Kirpalani-Newsome

Natasha Kirpalani-Newsome

Learning Support Assistant

Wider team:

Sarah McLaughlin

Sarah McLaughlin

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Inclusion and Academic Intervention)

Shannon Riley

Shannon Riley

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Preparing For Adulthood)

Meranda Dimery

Meranda Dimery

Learning Support Assistant (Behaviour and Pastoral Intervention)

Horizons is a Resource Provision which currently provides support and education for 20 pupils with a primary need in complex communication needs. Our pupils benefit from a curriculum which is tailored to their individual needs, enabling all pupils to reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

Our students are split into two class groupings, one for Key Stage 3 and one for Key Stage 4 students. Each group is supported by a class teacher and additional learning support assistants. Students are supported to access the mainstream setting, wherever appropriate.

Our aim for our students is that they leave us with the skills to be able to realise their aspirations, therefore we place a significant focus on developing academic and social skills to support this vision.

At Horizons, we place a large emphasis on beautiful learning environments. We believe that for our pupils to succeed, they need to feel proud to be a part of our community and be supported by the resources they need. Since the academy has transferred to The GORSE Academies Trust, significant investment has taken place which has seen the provision be aesthetically transformed to now include a separate entrance for our students, a large social/intervention space with a kitchen and a private outdoor provision. These environmental changes will ensure that our pupils have choices, for example, being able to decide if they want to spend time within the mainstream environment during breaks, or if they would like to remain within the provision.

Horizons now joins Rainbow Base, our specialist provision at Richmond Hill Academy for 52 primary-aged pupils with a primary need of complex communication needs and/or Autism, to create a provision for children aged 4-16 who will benefit from a resource provision setting. To find out more about Rainbow Base, please visit: https://www.richmondhill.leeds.sch.uk/rainbow/our-provision/.