Dalton School Junior Infant And Nursery

From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow

Mayfield Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9HN
Contact: Mrs H Valentine (Office Manager)

01484 538729


How are we doing?


As Governors we are passionate about what we do and welcome feedback and suggestions from parents, pupils, staff and the community to guide us.  We shall maintain close links with the school community to help the school continue to be successful.

Parents are invited to access the school web site via “Governors” to obtain further information about who we are and the meetings held recently.

During the Autumn and Spring half-terms, as planned, we have:

  • Continued to maintain a close and continuous oversight of curriculum development, implementation and impact, with a presentation provided by Lizzie Wolfenden on writing. Presentations on MFL and Curriculum implementation and impact are also scheduled. 
  • Looked to increase our existing complement of Governors. I am pleased to announce the recent appointments of Nicholas Chatten, as a Local Authority Governor and Michael Ladlow as a Co-opted Governor.  In addition, Nicola Cole has taken on the role of Staff Governor, from Hannah Bamforth who had successfully completed her 4-year term of office.
  • Looked to enhance our Governor visibility, with the Chair of Governors present at a Parents consultation evening in November. It is also planned for Governors to be present at the March Parent Consultation Evenings and future parent tours of the school.

In addition, as Governors, we have undertaken a number of focussed reviews/discussions in school including:  Early Years, Equality & Inclusion, Safeguarding, SEN/D, Pupil and Sports Premium.  These reviews have confirmed that the school continues to provide a positive and nurturing environment for pupils as well as adhering to mandatory external requirements.

For the rest of this term our Governors shall continue to focus on the Curriculum, Early Years, Safeguarding, SEN/D, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, Finance, Health & Safety, and additional areas such as Pupil Behaviour (including attendance) and Staff Wellbeing.

Please keep safe and well.

Please note the next update will be in the Summer Term.


Jason Bates

Chair of Governors

Spring Term 2024