Click on each of our Governor's name to learn more about them.
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School governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. No special qualifications are required, but enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are important qualities to bring to a governor post.
What is the role of the governing body?
Governing bodies are responsible and accountable for all major decisions about the school and its future. Governors have a legal responsibility to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. They set the school's vision and strategic aims, monitor and evaluate performance acting as a critical friend to the headteacher and ensure the school is accountable to those it serves.
Governing bodies are made up of key stakeholders:
- Parents - parent governors are elected by other parents at the school
- Staff - (including the head teacher) - teaching and other staff are elected by the school staff
- The community - the governing body appoints community governors i.e. members of the community
- The LA - the Local Authority appoints one or more local education authority governors
The Governing Body at Dalton School comprises of a fully committed team:
Click on each name to find out more about our Governors
Mr Pete Wainman - Parent governor and Chairperson
Mr I Richardson - Headteacher
Mrs E.Walsh - Deputy Headteacher (Associate governor)
Mrs D Whifield - Staff governor
Mr. D. Shaw - Parent governor
Mrs. E. Torr - LA governor
Useful websites for Governors:
Clerk to governors - http://clerktogovernors.wordpress.com/
National Governors Association - http://www.nga.org.uk/
National College - http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/index