NQT training


I chose to do my teacher training via a school direct PGCE in one of the Horizon schools as I felt that this offered me the best opportunity for on-the-job learning. Being in a busy classroom for most of the week, I was able to observe great teaching practices throughout the school. As the weeks progressed I was then able to start teaching small groups and then whole classes . My school mentor was always on hand to offer support and guidance , as were all the other staff in school. Along with the other Horizon trainee teachers, I received great CPD throughout my training year led by schools from the Horizon network.   I am now lucky enough to be working in a Horizon school , and the support from staff continues.


Paul B


“Training through Horizon gave me the experiences of working with such a wide variety of pupils and individuals, preparing me for my future career. Horizon offered consistent training and opportunities to explore new and exciting avenues of teaching. The support that I received throughout my training was amazing – from the first meeting up until the day I received a permanent job at my placement school!”

Sarah Gee


I am so grateful for the Horizon Network, not only for providing job opportunities but also for such supportive training.

The additional CPD sessions were informative and enjoyable whilst allowing networking.

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Antibullying ambassadors Rebecca, Kayleigh and Ellie visited Hatton Hill School to talk to Key Stage Two pupils about their role. They were joined by Sharon Hall who was born with Goldenhar Syndrome. She talked to the pupils about her early life experiences.Antibullying assembly

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Each year, Horizon hold three Spelling Bees, Y5 and Y6, Y3 and Y4 and Y2.

Competition is fierce for the winner and runner up trophies.

Even Y2 have tough words to spell. Only one mistake here (Great handwriting as well!)Spelling Bee2Spelling Bee

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IMG_0284IMG_0297Pupils from Horizon schools met at Litherland High School for a public speaking competition. The event was launched by Daisy, who was the winner of Litherland High’s public speaking competition. She talked very movingly about her cousin Joe, who is very precious to her.

Each of the primary schools present then put forward two pieces on the theme of ‘Healthy Relationships’. Groups, pairs and individuals all represented their schools well.

Daisy, James and Joel, who were the finalists in the LHS competition, had a difficult job judging the overall winner, who was Jessica from Litherland Moss.

Litherland Moss will keep the ‘Horizon Public Speaking’ trophy for a year.

After a quick refreshment break, the pupils were joined by anti-bullying ambassadors from Litherland High School in a workshop led by Bullybusters. Y5 and Y6 pupils found out about cyberbullying and what to do if it was a problem. Younger pupils worked together with children from other schools and ambassadors to think about what makes a good friend.

It was great to see pupils from all the schools and of all ages working together. Continue reading Horizon Public Speaking and School Council Event

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More able pupils from The Beacon, Hatton Hill and Netherton Moss met on 16th June at The Beacon, to compete in a maths challenge.

Five teams with pupils mixed from the different schools completed a series of maths and logic problems.

The event was led by Mr D Hird from Netherton Moss who was ably assisted by maths trainees from LJMU who are based in the various Horizon schools.

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