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 and the community to guide us. We shall maintain close links with the school to help the school continue to be successful.

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

 During 2020/21 our number one priority was to support the school during these uncertain times, to ensure that staff and pupils remain safe and that appropriate procedures and actions are in operation, in accordance with Government guidelines.  For the foreseeable future, this priority remains the same.

In addition, at our Full Governors meeting on 29th September, the following key priorities were agreed:

  • To focus on Governor vacancies and skills development.
  • To prepare and be ready for Ofsted inspection.
  • To maintain a close and continuous approach to agreed School Improvement Priorities, with a particular focus on; the progress of lower attaining children, Staff and Pupil Wellbeing, Safeguarding (including sexual harassment), Reading (including Phonics) and SEN/D.

To achieve this, regular discussions with the leadership team and key staff shall continue as well as scheduled governor committee meetings.

Throughout this difficult period, it has been clearly evident that with strong leadership and supportive staff, the school has been able to continue to provide a positive and nurturing environment for all pupils, as well as providing incredible support to parents.  The Governors believe that the school plans, going forwards, shall ensure that this environment will continue to flourish. 

Please note the next update will be in the Spring term.

Jason Bates
Chair of Governors
Autumn Term 2021