Hoyland Common Primary School is part of HCAT academy trust. Please click here for HCAT trustees and members information. 

The chair of Governors is Christina Roberts to contact please email Christina.Roberts@hcacademytrust.education.

Further information regarding HCAT governance structure can be found by clicking here. Click here for our Governance Arrangements that outlines the structure and remit of the trust’s members, board of trustees, committees and local governing bodies (the trust’s scheme of delegation for governance functions), and the full names of the chair of each Governing Body.

The governing body at Hoyland Common Primary School have agreed to adhere to the Nolan principles of public service.

Nolan Principles:

Selflessness Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.

Integrity Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.

Objectivity Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.

Accountability Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.

Openness Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.

Honesty Holders of public office should be truthful.

Leadership Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour.

They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs. Governor Roles The Governing Body works to support Hoyland Common Primary on its journey to school improvement and supports the school vision. Governors do this by supporting the school in;

  • Developing the strategic plan for the school
  • Determining aims, policies and priorities for the school
  • Approving the school budget
  • Appointment and dismissal of staff
  • Setting statutory and non-statutory targets
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school
  • Drafting the school profile.
  • Reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • Securing high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour
  • Ensuring pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, to prepare them for the future
  • Maintenance of school buildings
  • Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff

Hoyland Common Governing Body comprises of co-opted governors and parent governors. Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of reference for each Governor.   “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 Executive Headteacher, Head of School 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 Christina.Roberts@hcacademytrust.education

Christina Roberts, Chair of Governors


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