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 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 I Richardson - Headteacher


Mr J Bates - Co-opted Governor (Chair)

Mrs J Bates - Co-opted Governor

Mrs H Hudson - Co-opted Governor

Mrs.M. Malik - Co-opted Governor

Mr D Shaw - Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair)

Mrs K Gratino - Co-opted Governor


Mrs E Torr - LA governor


Mrs D Whifield - Staff Governor


Mrs E Walsh - Deputy Headteacher  - Associate governor

Mrs S Mallinson - Business Manager  - Associate Governor


Useful websites for Governors:



DfE -


National Governors Association -


National College -