Our Autumn 1 House Points Winners were…
The House System is designed to embody the values and ethos of the school and aims to be an integral part of our school community. It is our ambition that the Head of House’s and the School Council will work together to create a stronger pupil voice to motivate students and further the community spirit of the school.
Our aim is to provide every pupil in each house with the following:
At Hoyland Common Primary School, our House Point system is designed to foster a sense of camaraderie and healthy competition among our pupils. We have four distinct house teams: Wentworth, Strafford, Fitzwilliam, and Rockingham, each named after localities in Hoyland and historically influential families in the area. Upon enrolment, every student is randomly assigned to one of these houses, and throughout their time at HCPS, they have the opportunity to earn house points. These points are accrued through various means, including classroom participation, displaying good manners, exemplifying spotlight behaviours and embodying our school values. At the end of each term, the house with the highest points is rewarded with a special whole house prize. Our Heads of Houses are a fundamental part of our house system and their role is diverse, they lead their houses during sporting events, distribute house point rewards to individuals, and diligently tally weekly house points, creating a vibrant and supportive house spirit within our school community.
Hi, I'm Miss Eyre! One of my favourite parts of teaching at HCPS is seeing how much our pupils love learning and how they collaborate together in projects. Outside of school, I enjoy walking my two crazy spaniels in an attempt to tire them out!
Hi, I’m Miss Griffin! I love teaching and how different every day is. If I'm not in school, you'll find me listening to music or at gigs, perhaps walking my smiling dog (Ziggy) or chasing my greedy cat (Dolores).
Hello there! I'm Mr Tallant, I love nothing more than spending my time joining in lessons, learning, and encouraging children to give it their best. Outside of school you'll likely find me with my tool belt on carrying out some home renovations, more...walking my Golden Retriever Max or planning an adventure to go travelling and see somewhere new!
Hello, I am Mrs. Blackshaw. I feel privileged to work at Hoyland Common to fulfil my passion of supporting some of our youngest children to grow, develop and learn. When I am not working in school I love spending time with my family and exploring more...different places. I love outdoor pursuits and watersports.
I'm Mrs Paddock, Executive Headteacher. HCPS is one of my favourite places to be! I love being part of the exciting learning journey at HCPS and spending my days with the amazing staff, pupils and families. When I'm not at work I'm looking after more...my crazy children, Billy who is 12 and Lottie who is 6.
Hi I’m Mrs Robinson, Assistant Headteacher & SENDCo. I love working at HCPS and really enjoy supporting children and families throughout their school journey. When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, walking and travelling around more...Europe by train and discovering exciting new places.
My name is Neve, I work in the school office. I like coffee, music and popping in and out of the classrooms to see what everyone is up to. I also work in the Fun Club on an evening and in the summer holidays. Please pop into the office if you need any help more...with anything.
Hello my name is Dale, or Miss Haslam, I am really passionate about ensuring all children have got the tools and support they needs to reach their full learning potential and are fully included in all elements of school life. Outside of school, more...I have three boys, and love spending time with family and friends!
Hello, my name is Miss O'Neill and I have worked in the school office for the last 12 years! I love getting to know the families in our school community and helping out where I can. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, going out for more...walks and cooking.
Hi I'm Mrs Pearce I love working in the school office, I am a mum to a little boy and girl and two crazy dogs and we love going for walks and eating cake!
Hi there! I'm Miss Crossley, I have been a teacher for a decade now and I could not think of a better or more rewarding job, every day is different and exciting! When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with family especially my lovely little niece more...and I also love to read too!
Hello, I’m Miss Horton! This is my first year of teaching and I am so excited to be a part of the HCPS team. I am looking forward to promoting learning and encouraging the children to go above and beyond. Outside of school I enjoy listening to music more...and playing my guitar.
Hi everyone! I’m Miss Lloyd. I’ve taught at HCPS for a number of years now and I love nothing more than being a part of our children’s learning journeys. When I’m not teaching, I love spending time with my family, going to the gym and going more...to the theatre.
Hi everyone! I’m Miss Murphy and I love my job as a teacher. My favourite thing about my job is spending time with the wonderful children in my class and supporting them to reach their goals. When I’m not teaching, I love nothing more than walking more...my 2 dogs, exercising in the gym, exploring new places, reading a book or trying out new recipes.
Hi! I'm Miss Raine, I'm new around here but am already loving being part of the HCPS family! I love it when my classroom is full of laughter, curiosity, and kindness. My favourite part of my job is seeing 'the lightbulb' moment on children's faces more...and bringing learning to life. When I'm not at School, I'm running around after my own two little monkeys, Jude who is 5 and Darby who is 1... There isn't much time for anything else!
Hi there, I’m Mr Girdlestone but most people call me Mr G! I love teaching a Hoyland Common and my favourite subjects are Maths, Art and Spanish. In the evening, you will find me walking my dog, Luna. My hobbies include gardening, baking and more...finding the perfect spot for brunch or jetting off to the peaks, lakes or dales!
Hello I’m Mr Gray. My favourite part of teaching is see the children working as a team to figure out a problem I have set. The ideas they come up with always wow me. Out of school I am sports mad! You’ll catch me watching any major event, but I have more...a real passion for rugby league!
Hi! I'm Mr Hackney. I absolutely love my job as there is something new every day and it is privilege to help children in their educational journey. My favourite subjects are Maths and PE. My hobbies include football, running and playing a lot more...of FIFA!
Hi, I’m Mr Thomas, I love teaching because it makes me smile coming to work and seeing everyone smile and having fun. I would love to say that my style of teaching is active, making my lessons even more fun and exciting. Outside of school, you’ll more...find me listening to music like The Courteeners, The Reytons or Jamie Webster, I love going to concerts of walking the Yorkshire Dales with my cockapoo, Rosie.
Hi! I'm Mrs Gregory. I love teaching in FS2: each day is fun filled and rewarding as our children begin their learning adventure at HCPS. When I'm not at school you will find me on muddy walks with my 2 Cocker Spaniels: Wilf & Herbie, listening more...to music and spending time with my husband and 3 teenage daughters.
I'm Miss Huckstepp. I absolutely love teaching and being there for the children of Hoyland Common Primary school. I am a passionate teacher who enjoys getting to know my pupils and their families. I love working alongside children and parents more...to bring out the best in all pupils. When I'm not teaching, I am usually spending time with my daughter, Pip, who is 3. I am a very family orientated person and I love to spend my time with my parents, sibling, grandparents, cousins and my huge extended family and friends on weekends. I particularly love camper vans and paddleboarding and will escape in my VW, with my board whenever possible!
Hi everyone, I'm Mrs Miller. I have been a part of HCPS for about 18 years now and it is my second home! I absolutely love the buzz we have at HCPS and the thirst our children have for learning. When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending lots of quality more...time with Mr Miller and Katie, our 9-year-old daughter. She is lucky as she also attends our school too! We go on walks with our Spanish Water Dog, Holly, who enjoys exploring new places to run about with Katie.
Hi I'm Mrs Morley and I feel so lucky to be able to support children in taking their first steps into their school journey. We love to spend lots of time dancing and getting messy in nursery! When I'm not at school you'll probably find me taking more...part in running activities or walking my pug, Dave.
I'm Miss Austick, I work in Foundation Stage. I love seeing children start their journey at HCPS and watch them gain confidence and grow. When I'm not at work I'm normally spending time with my family, we have 3 children, Sadie 13, Seth 8, Evelyn more...3 and 2 dogs. We love spending time outdoors, especially at the beach.
Hi I am Miss Beardshall and I have had the privilege of working here at HCPS for over 20 years now. You can usually find me in Fun Club, helping in class or in our school library. I really enjoy planning and doing activities with the children in Fun more...Club and helping children with their learning in class. When I am not at work, I spend my time reading or in the great outdoors walking and camping.
Hello I’m Miss. Burgess, I work within foundation. I particularly love this age group as children are enthusiastic to learn, they make friends & in time become self confident to do things for themselves independently. Out of school more...I enjoy spending time with my daughter, travelling & listening to live music.
Hello! I'm Miss Cotterill, I really enjoy working at HCPS and getting to work with amazing children everyday. When I'm not at work, I like to spend time with my friends and family and going for long walks with my dog Bertie.
Hey everyone, I'm Miss Malkin, I love being a part of HCPS and getting to spend time with all the amazing children we have here. I love to continue my own learning and I'm currently attending Barnsley college learning counselling skills. In my more...spare time I enjoy going out and having fun with my two children Ebony and Cyrus or snuggling up with my dog Rolly.
Hi, I'm Miss Street, I've worked at HCPS for 4 years and really enjoy getting to know all the children across the school. In my spare time I like to go for walks and love drawing.
Mr Rob here! Proudly celebrating 20 years here at the chalk face. Who would have thought when I trained in an old Victorian school opposite Allott’s corner that I’d still be enjoying, with a passion, everyday I spend with our children at more...HCPS. Onwards to the next 20!
Hi, I’m Mr Thompson. I’ve been working at Hoyland Common for over 10 years now and love being part of the team. You'll find me in fun club, year 2 or alongside Mrs Berry at sporting events and competitions. Outside of school I enjoy being active more...so can often be found at the gym, going for a run, or playing football.
Hi, I’m Mrs Barham. I love working at HCPS, it’s like my second home with a wonderful big family! The most rewarding part of my job is being able to help someone who is struggling and see them become happy and confident. Outside of school I love more...relaxing with my family and have lots of pets! I enjoy taking my dogs out for walks, doing crafty activities and eating! I’m also a bit obsessed with mermaids!
Hi! I’m Mrs Crossley one of the TA’s at HCPS. Since I went to primary school, I have always wanted to work in one and now I do :) I get to work with amazing people, both big and little!! When I’m not in school I’m busy at home with my 2 boisterous more...boys, Alfie and Bobby, or out walking with my very energetic, lovable labradoodle, Roxy.
Hi, I’m Mrs Hewkin. I love coming into HCPS every day, supporting children and being part of their learning journey. You will see me in the classroom and around fun club. When I’m not at school, I love quality time with my family and scenic more...walks exploring the outdoors.
Hi, I'm Mrs Jones and I'm a teaching assistant currently working in year 1. I've been working in early years for the past 18 years, but I've only spent the last 9 months in a school, which is very different, but I really enjoy it. When I'm not at school more...I'm at home looking after my twin boys who are almost 5 and my two Maltese Terriers. I love to go out for walks all together and we're always visiting family and catching up with friends.
Hi, I’m Mrs Pepper, and I have worked at HCPS for over 10 years, supporting Foundation stage, Years 1 and 2 as a Teaching Assistant. I love my time here and enjoy working with all the children and staff. I have 2 grown up children, (Jake 25, Jasmine more...21), who also attended this school, and enjoyed their learning experience. Outside of school, I like to spend social time with family and friends, as well as keeping fit with daily walks and weekly 5k park runs!
I'm Mrs Speight and I work in Foundation Stage. I love working with the children at the beginning of their educational journey, especially for those wonderful moments when they master a skill for the first time and watching their amazing resilience! more...When I'm not working I love spending time with my family, I have a 12 year old son and a Labradoodle called Buddy and we like to go exploring on different walks and in our touring caravan.
Hello, I'm Mrs Wigfield. Being a former pupil at HCPS, I feel privileged to be here again working as a teaching assistant. Out of school, I enjoy gardening and spending time with my family.