Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.
Ofsted use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve.
Parent View is not designed to receive complaints about schools. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious concern about the school, you can find more information about how to do so in the school's complaint policy (see policies under the 'About Us' tab) or on the Ofsted website.
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We welcome parents in to school to share their expertise and support our curriculum though enrichment activities. If this is something you would like to do, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. The curriculum for each half term can be found in the Pupil Tab above.
At Dalton School we are committed to supporting children to:
enjoy and achieve
make a positive contribution
achieve economic well-being
Click the following link to find out more about the "Every Child Matters" programme.
We are a fully inclusive school, offering equal opportunities for all.
Top Tips for Positive Parenting
Useful websites for information:
Letters and Sounds Phonics resources: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
Letters and Sounds splits learning into 6 Phonic Phases.
Phase 1 develops children’s ability to hear and distinguish sounds around them. It focuses on oral blending and segmenting and rhyming.
Phase 2 introduces letter sounds for reading and writing with a set of letters being taught weekly. It begins to look at blending for reading and segmenting for writing. A selection of ‘tricky words’ are taught during Phase 2.
Phase 3 introduces the rest of the individual letter sounds and diagraphs. Children will continue blending and segmenting and further tricky words are taught. Children will also learn the letters of the alphabet during this phase.
Phase 4 helps build on the previous understanding of blending and segmenting and children gain experience of using words that have adjacent consonants such as trap, milk. No new sounds are taught.
Phase 5 introduces alternative graphemes for phonemes e.g. children will know /ai/ as in rain from phase 3 but they will learn that /ay/ as in day and /a_e/ as in make also make the /ai/ sound. They will also learn alternative pronunciations for graphemes e.g. ea – tea, head, break.
Phase 6 allows children to become fluent readers and accurate spellers.
The Impact of Parental Involvement on Children's Education: http://www.nationalcollege.org.uk/impact-of-parental-involvement-2.pdf
A unique feature of our school is our provision for children with a visual impairment. The booklet below offers some information for parents on visual impairment.
As is the case with most schools, parking is a serious problem at the beginning and end of the school day. Please respect the parking restrictions around the school site, they are in place to ensure the safety of children. Parents are able to use the Car Park on Grosvenor Road and walk the short distance to school. Parents should not use the front and rear school car parks as they are for staff and visitors only.
Valuables in school
Children should not bring valuable belongings in to school. We cannot accept responsibility for personal belongings that are lost or stolen.
Finding Out More
We will keep you informed through:
- Consultation evenings (one each term)
- An annual progress report
- The Annual Governors Report to Parents
- The Annual General Meeting
- Regular newsletters
- Celebration Assemblies
- Appointments with teachers
- The school website
The internet is such an integral part of children's lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.
Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.
As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.
So, how can you protect your child online?
It is important for you to understand the internet and understand what the risks are, there are a number of things you can do that will make your child safer online. Please see the links below for further information:
Internet Safety Video:
Severe Weather Conditions
Listen to Pulse Radio or Home FM for further information
Check the school website http://www.daltonschool.co.uk/
Check Kirklees Council’s website – ‘Emergency School Closures’
If the weather deteriorates quickly during the day, please come and collect your child.
Please assume that any after school activity is cancelled and collect your child promptly.