Welcome to TBAP New Horizons AP Academy

We are an Alternative Provision Academy for children with social, emotional and mental health needs, who have been identified as being at risk of exclusion, harm or have already been excluded from mainstream education. Children are referred to us by local authorities, schools, and external agencies. Our emergent specialism is bringing “neuro science and trauma informed practice into our school.

” We work with children at risk of exclusion between the ages of 4-16 years of age. It is split into three centres. Willows (Primary), Redwood KS3 and KS4 (Behaviour) and Cedars (Vulnerable Mental Health). The Centres provide ‘Inclusion profiles’ for children, schools and families designed to enable reintegration into mainstream education via specialist social/emotional support.


Our focus is to provide support and encouragement to all learners enabling them to have a positive approach to life and gain the skills and education needed to look forward to their future beyond New Horizons.

Our progress is the result of hard work and dedication by our specially trained staff and partners in and around Warrington.  This has led to the development of a high quality school which is designed to be flexible and adaptable and meet the needs of all our learners.


Our team

We have a highly trained and experienced team who work effectively to provide a personalised curriculum which meets the needs of all our learners. Staff support learners in all aspects of their school life and help them to make strong progress. Staff are dedicated to improving life chances and developing a ‘love for learning’ for all.

Team Member

Karen Thomson

Executive Headteacher

Karen has led and taught in the specialist and mainstream sectors for over 20 years. For the past 15 years, Karen has specialised in the leadership and education of children with social, emotional and mental health needs using a variety of research based approaches based specifically on social mobility improvements and latest research regarding behaviour improvement. Karen has worked previously as a teacher of English/history and a senior leader in a variety of settings. She has also held senior leadership posts both in the UK and Australia. She is a qualified therapist and has trained as an OFSTED inspector.

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Samantha Rigby-White

Head of School

Sam originally trained as a primary school teacher and then moved into the secondary sector where she spent a number of years as a senior leader and a SENDCo.

She has been at New Horizons for almost 3 years and is passionate about meeting the needs of vulnerable, excluded learners. She has an MA in Inclusive Practices in Education and enjoys blogging about life as a Head of School in Alternative Provision.

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Charlotte Healey

Director of Learning

Charlotte has taught in a range of educational settings including Primary and Secondary; mainstream and alternative provision settings for SEMH. She has always had an interest in developing and supporting the education of society's’ most vulnerable children. Charlotte has worked passionately to establish innovative and scientific pedagogy within her own practice and, in recent years, in the leadership of high quality alternative provision.

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Lindsay Regan

Director of Access and Inclusion

Lindsay completed a Visual Arts degree in 2006 qualifying as a teacher at MMU the following year. Lindsay enjoyed 10 years as a teacher of Art and a Senior leader at a Secondary Mainstream School in Rochdale before relocating and joining the team at TBAP New Horizons in 2016. Lindsay has always had a keen interest in working with vulnerable learners and is Director of Access and Inclusion at TBAP New Horizons.

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Lisa Dykes

Head of Student Services

Lisa started her working career within Youth Offending & Residential settings, before moving to mainstream secondary education. She spent 17yrs working in a variety of roles, Behaviour Manager, Assistant Head of Year, Senior Pastoral Manager and DDSL. As Deputy Designate Safeguarding Lead, Lisa found her passion for Safeguarding and working with the most vulnerable families as Lead professional. She joined New Horizons AP in September as Head of Student Services.

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Emma Mitchell

English/Media teacher
and Regional Literacy Lead
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Joanne Taylor

Teacher - Maths,
Science and SENDCo


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Susan Martin

Teacher
Maths & Science

 

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Gwyn Owen

Teacher - PE & DofE

 

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Nicola Porter

Teacher

 

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David Murphy

Teacher

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Benito Frederick

Wave Leader
(Behaviour Manager)
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Kirsty Cooper

Learning Support Professional
and Local Literacy Lead
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Rachel Binley

Learning Support Professional

 

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Amy Westwood

Learning Support Professional

 

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Grace Booth

Learning Support Professional


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Corran Meldrum

Learning Support Professional

 

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Tracy Wilcock

Learning Support Professional

 

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Daniel Gibbons

Learning Support Professional


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Leanne Owen

Learning Support Professional


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Jenny Collier

Learning Support Professional

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Lynn Graham

Business Support Professional

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Peter Crompton

Site Facilities Manager
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Jonathan Rimmel

School Chef
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Ian Barber

Caretaker
  • Enrichment

    We offer a range of enrichment activities that provide our learners with the “Character” as well as the “Currency” to succeed in life.

    We are proud to say the Duke of Edinburgh Award is offered at TBAP New Horizons.

    Our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme takes one year to complete and at the end learners will achieve the Bronze Level.

    With assistance from a number of staff, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

    Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.
    Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
    Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
    Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

    To achieve an award, the participant must work on each section for a minimum period of time, and must be monitored and assessed by someone with knowledge of the chosen activities.

    Participants are required to show regular activity and commitment to the award for the duration of their D of E programme. We currently dedicate one day a week in Redwood KS4 to D of E related activities.

    At New Horizons, we work with volunteers from Chester University who offer after school clubs in a range of sports, from football to boxing. We also offer non- sports related clubs such as British Sign Language, Chess, Card games, Crafts and Genealogy.

    Each week we have a visit from a music service who works with our learners on a range of music skills. These include learning instruments (keyboard, Piano, percussion) and singing lessons.

    Finally, Hot Chocolate Friday (Hot choc with the head) takes place each week with a range of learners, allowing them the opportunity to discuss their week, hopes for the future and anything else they want to chat about. This supports the communication skills of those who attend and develops the relationships that make us a special school family.

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For more information contact:
Head of School srwhite@tbap.org.uk
Executive Headteacher kthomson@tbap.org.uk