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General information about Hoylandswaine Primary School

The school has been educating children from Hoylandswaine and the surrounding area since the mid-19th century with recorded education at the current setting from 1863 and has seen many changes over the years.

We offer children a 7-year course of study through Upper Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum.

The majority of the children start full time in September, but they can also start part-time, or part or full time in January or April, depending on their 5th birthday.

In September 2016 we have 131 children on roll. The children are taught in five classes, in mixed age groups. The structure of these classes may change depending on the number of pupils in each age range(detailed below).

Click the headings below for more information.

Mrs Bromley and Mrs Earnshaw are the Class 1 teachers, and the Teaching Assistants are Miss Claydon, Mrs Ogden and Miss Pearson.

Miss Shepherd teaches in Class 2. Ms Gledhill is the Teaching Assistant in this class.

Mr Bond teaches Class 3. Mr Seymour is the Teaching Assistant in this class.

Mrs Gallagher is the teacher in Class 4. Mrs Brown and Mrs Bramley are the teaching assistants in this class (Share with class 5).

Miss Hudson and Mrs Haslam (Job Share) are the teachers in Class 5. Mrs Brown and Mrs Bramley are the teaching assistants in this class(Share with Class 4).


Mrs Laura Cole


Class 1

Mrs Andrea Bromley (Job Share)

Mrs Katherine Earnshaw (Job Share)

Class 2

Miss Kerrie Shepherd

Class 3

Mr Damien Bond (Assistant Headteacher)

Class 4

Mrs Judi Gallagher

Class 4

Miss Beth Hudson (Job Share)

Mrs Sue Haslam (Job Share)

PPA Teacher

Ms Sue Birkinshaw

Support Staff

Teaching Assistants

Mr Roger Seymour

Miss Rachel Claydon

Ms Kate Gledhill

Miss Jade Pearson

Mrs Sarah Ogden

Mrs Lucy Brown

Mrs Helen Bramley

Office Manager

Mrs Nicola Taylor

Administrative Assistant

Miss Lucy Lockwood


Mr Ray Haigh


Mrs Debbie Thornton

Kitchen Assistant

Mrs Lynne Gibbons

School Meals Supervisory Assistants

Mrs Sharon Brown

Miss Michelle Hatchett

Mrs Louise Croft

Mr Roger Seymour

Miss Lucy Lockwood (Playleader)

Out of School Club Co-ordinator

Ms Carol Oxley

Out of School Club Assistant

Miss Lucy Lockwood

Mr Jack Lockwood


Governing Body Annual Report 15-16

The accountable body for the school is the ‘Governing Body for Hoylandswaine Primary School’ and it is made up individuals who are either nominated or elected to represent the Local Authority, parents, and school staff or those who are co-opted on to the Governing Body because of the interpersonal or business skills they possess. We are a dedicated group of volunteers and staff who invest a huge amount of goodwill and hard work into improving the education of every child in the school. We are often in and around school and would like to think that we are approachable by all parents.

The governors are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters and we have a legal responsibility for the overall accountability of the school to the Local Authority and Ofsted. Governing bodies have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education and it is our role to focus on these core functions.

Each year we publish a statement of what we have achieved and what our priorities are for the following year; this can be viewed either via the link above or on the School Information section of the website.


Co-Chairperson: Ms Zoe Blair/Mrs Beverley Paddey

LA Representative: Mr Mark Pawson

Headteacher: Ms Laura Cole

Staff Representative: Mr Damien Bond

Parent Representatives: Ms Kirsty Ibbotson; Ms Rebecca Burton

Co-opted Governors:  Ms Vicky Pearson; Ms Zoe Blair; Ms Beverley Paddey; Mr Richard Punshon; Mrs Helen Sanderson

Associate Members: Ms Karen Schofield

Governors are recruited based on their skill set or their ability to learn and develop, and their ability to commit the necessary time to the role. Members of the governing body serve for a period of four years. Chairs are appointed annually. Associate Members have no voting rights but are in all other ways equal to full governors.

Register of Business Interests / Meeting Attendance 2015-16

The summary of the current years governors’ business interests and meeting attendance can be viewed here.

Committee Structure

Governing Body (Board) – sets the strategic direction of the school and provides challenge and support to the Headteacher by asking insightful questions in relation to the School Development Plan, key performance data and the school’s statutory duties. All governors and associates are members of the Board.

Monitoring & Standards Committee – investigates in detail statistical performance data, staff and governor monitoring reports and monitors progress towards achieving the year’s objectives and their impact on progress, attainment and teaching standards. Members: MP (Chair), BP, LC, ZB, KS, DB, RB.

Finance & Risk Committee – sets the school budget and monitors in-year spend against forecast. Maintains the risk register, monitors asset management and approves financially related polices and procedures. Members: BP (Chair), LC, MP, DB, KI, RP

Personnel & Pay Committee – performance manages the Headteacher, assists in the recruitment of new staff, is responsible for all staff issues including appraisal and pay and approves staff-related policies and procedures. Members: ZB (Chair), LC, RB, VP.

Owls Committee- sets the strategic direction of the wrap around care provision, monitors income generation, and approves policies and procedures specifically related to the provision: RP (Chair), ZB, KI, KS, MP and Carol Oxley

Minutes from all meetings are held by the Local Authority and can be viewed in school upon request.

Monitoring School Performance

Individual governors are responsible for monitoring and reporting back on specific areas of the curriculum or statutory duties.

Early Years: Zoe Blair

Parental Involvement: Kirsty Ibbotson

English: Beverley Paddey

Maths: Richard Punshon

Special Education Needs/More Able: Mark Pawson

Safeguarding:Helen Sanderson

Health and Safety: Kirsty Ibbotson

Statement of Behaviour Principles

The Governing Body expect the Headteacher to set out measures in the Behaviour policy which aim to:

  • Promote good behaviour, self-discipline and respect;
  • Prevent bullying;
  • Ensure that pupils complete assigned work; and which
  • Regulate the conduct of pupils.

Additional we ask that the Headteacher include information for staff and parents on:

  • Searching pupils;
  • The use of reasonable force and other physical contact;
  • Discipline beyond the school gate; and
  • When to work with other local agencies to assess the needs of pupils who display continuous disruptive behaviour.

The Behaviour Policy can be viewed on the School Information section of this website.

Revised 28th June 2017



About FOHS

We meet the first Wednesday of each month in the Rose and Crown Pub at 8pm everyone is welcome.

Over the past year we have raised money by holding different events such as a Beetle Drive, Olympic summer event, Easter treasure hunt, bun sales, Halloween and Christmas discos.

With the money raised we have paid for Ipads, hoodies for the year 6 leavers, Chairs for performances and assemblies, bouldering wall during sports week, jubilee medals, sound system, iPod, school bags for new starters. We make Christmas decorations, mother and fathers day gifts with every child.


If you are unable to attend the meetings but would like to share your ideas, volunteer to help at events or would be able to donate a prize for one of our family events please contact us via email Fohs1@hotmail.com


FOHS have a facebook page where you can get lots of information – why not take a look!




Hoylandswaine Primary School, Haigh Lane, Hoylandswaine, Sheffield, S36 7JJ. Tel: 01226 762027. Hoylandswaine Owls: 07914 368254