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Governor Pen Portraits

Mr Iain Attkins Staff Governor

Term of office: 13th 2023 - 12th March 2027

I have been a staff governor for just over four years and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing how the school is governed. I sit on both the Resources and Policy and Curriculum committees.

Miss Sara Bennett:

Term of office: 13th June 2023 - 12th June 2027

Mr Keith Baker

Term of office: 18th April 2023 - 17th April 2027


Mrs Eve Barr

Term of office: 3rd March 2023 - 2nd March 2027


Mr Philip Byrom Chair of Standards and Curriculum Committee

Term of office: 23rd March 2020 - 22nd March 2024

Mr Stuart Canavan

Term of office; 18th May 2021 - 17th May 2025


Miss LeaAnn Hawron

Term of office: 23rd February 2023 - 22nd February 2027

Ms Adele Robinson Headteacher

Date of appointment: 1st September 2011

It is a real privilege to be in my twelfth year of Headship at Dalton St Michael's C.E. Primary School. I feel fortunate to work with such delightful children, a dedicated team of staff and supportive, yet challenging, Governors. I thoroughly enjoy the diversity of the role and the differences that each day brings. I am committed to ensuring we provide all our children with high quality learning experiences and a range of opportunities.


Mrs Sylvia Samples

Term of office: 29th March 2023 - 28th March 2027

Ms Saartje van Walbeek Vice - Chair of Governors; Chair of Resource Committee

Term of office: 4th April 2022 - 3rd April 2026

 As a mum of a year 3 pupil and a year Reception child, I thought the opportunity to become involved and participate in some of the decisions around the future of the school was a superb one. I come from a non-academic, business background and hope to bring some of the skills and the experience of working in a large multinational company to the table, especially with some of the challenges that our services face. I consider myself enthusiastic and feel passionate about contributing to the community so am looking forward to being able to now help in the school community too. 


Mrs Karen Watson Chair of Governors

Term of office: 22nd January 2023 - 21st January 2027

I was honoured to be voted Chair of Governors during the pandemic. I am a mum of two who both attended Dalton St Michael's. I am also an active member of Dalton Church and a Scout Leader. I enjoy the challenge of being a Governor, supporting the school to excel in all areas and keeping the children at the heart of all decisions made.



All of our governors have full voting rights at Governing Body meetings.


Governors Role

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability to Dalton St Michael's C.E. primary School.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for Dalton St Michael's C.E. Primary School
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

 Register of Interests 2019/20

Register of Business Interests 2020/21

Register of Business Interests 2021/22

Register of Business Interests 2022/23

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Previous Governors

Mr Neil Girvin

Term of office: 9th November 2021 - 8th November 2025

Mrs Linda Ray

Term of office: 7th May 2019 - 6th May 2023

Ms Debra Hathaway

Term of office: 7th May 2019 - 30th January 2023

Mrs Maureen Faulkner JP Chair of Governors
Term of office: 10th September 2017 - 11th September 2021

Mrs Marilyn Bryan
Term of office: 5th October 2017 - 4th October 2021

Mr Adam Reeves

Term of office: 17th September 2018 - 18th September 2022

Mrs Kathryn White
Term of office: 1st October 2014 - 30th September 2018

Mr Len Jennings
Term of office: 6th March 2018 - 7th March 2022

Mr Graham McCracken
Term of office: 21st March 2016 - 20th March 2020