It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Hoyland Common Primary School on behalf of the Local Governing Body.

The role of the Local Governing Body is an extremely important one. We work very hard as a team alongside the staff, management, parents and pupils to ensure that Hoyland Common Primary School provides an outstanding education for your child. We also monitor the safety and welfare of our children and strive to create an open, caring atmosphere where everyone feels valued.

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our children and of the high standards maintained in both learning and behaviour. It is our role to support and encourage the Head teacher and all staff to ensure each individual pupil has the opportunity to make progress as they move through school.

I feel privileged to be the Chair of Governors at Hoyland Common Primary School and to lead an experienced team who work hard to share their expertise to challenge, support and guide the school forward.

I am always available to discuss matters relating to school and can be contacted at

Alan Richards

Interim Chair of Governors