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

office.dalton@kirkleeseducation.uk

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 this year.

At a governor meeting held on the 8th January 2020, we agreed on 3 governor priorities for the rest of the school year.  These are:

  • To monitor the delivery of the School Improvement Plan, with specific emphasis on the new curriculum.
  • To ensure all governors are well prepared for an Ofsted inspection.
  • To focus on the retention, recruitment, and development (including succession planning) of governors.

 

Unfortunately, the unforeseen events in March surrounding Coronavirus fundamentally changed our priorities for the remainder of this school year.  Our number one priority has been to support the school during these uncertain times, to ensure that staff and pupils remain safe and that appropriate procedures and actions were in operation, in accordance with Government guidelines.  To achieve this regular discussions with key staff continued as well as "virtual" governor committee meetings.

Throughout this difficult period, it was clearly evident that due to 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.

Governors recognise that the opening of the school in September to all pupils will again bring many challenges.  So again, it is expected that our focus in the coming months shall be on supporting the school as well as ensuring staff and pupils remain safe.

On a personal note, the Governors would like to thank Kevin Riley for his time and support as a Parent Governor.

In addition, we hope you all have a good summer break and that you remain safe and well.

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