Our Vision

George Romney is a safe and happy place to learn.

Our children are nurtured as individuals with different abilities and talents which are celebrated and developed.

Our stimulating and reflective curriculum inspires children to ask questions and develop positive attitudes to learning, both now and for the future.


Events Calendar

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Governing Body

The constitution of our governing body is:​​​​​​​​​​​​
  •             (3) Parent governors
  •             (1) Local Authority governor
  •             (1) Headteacher
  •             (3) Co-opted governors
  •             (1)  Staff governor.
Term of Office:

The term of office for all governors is 4 years.  The term of office for the Chair and Vice Chair is 1 year.  

Membership of the Governing Body (current) is:

Mrs. J. Lowes – Chair of FGB
Chair of SMSC Committee

I have lived in Dalton for many years and my children attended Chapel Street Infants and George Romney Junior Schools. I am a governor at Chapel Street Infants and Nursery School and served as chair at George Romney for a number of years.
As a governing body I would like to think that not only do we have a responsibility for the effectiveness of the school but we also have a passion for the children to succeed and achieve their full potential.

Mrs. J. Dorsett - Staff Governor
Mrs. E. Dawes - Parent Governor 
Miss. M. List - Parent Governor

I am Michelle. I’ve lived in Dalton on and off for 32 years.  I have children and Grandchildren at George Romney Junior School and Chapel Street Infants and Nursery School.  My passion and focus, as a Parent Governor,  is eco-friendly, sustainable crafting, art and creating.  I hope to support the mental health and well being of the children by enhancing their learning through an organic approach. 

Mrs. H. McMurdo - Parent Governor

I have 2 Daughters, one who has just started at George Romney Junior School and one who attends Pre-School at Chapel Street school. I am passionate and committed in my governor role to assist and challenge the school to create an environment where the children are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.

Mrs. V. Fitzgibbons - Co-Opted Governor

I am the Assistant Headteacher and SENCO at Newbarns Primary and Nursery School in Barrow. I taught at a Dalton school for almost 10 years and have a little boy. I have a keen interest in the quality of education and provision for all pupils, regardless of their barriers to learning. I have a specific interest in the education of children with Special Educational Needs. As a Governor, my aim is to ensure all children at George Romney achieve to their full potential and receive a full, broad and balanced curriculum. George Romney is a happy place to learn and I want to ensure this is the case for all children, thus enabling them to thrive and succeed..

Mr. D. Johnson - Co-Opted Governor

I have lived in Dalton for a number of years and feel that I can bring varied experience to the governing board. Having recently been appointed a governor I hope to bring new ideas to the table and a different outlook to topical conversations. I also aim to challenge the existing processes, to ensure the school is consistently improving, creating a positive environment for the children, staff and wider community. 
Mr. S. Ronson - LA Governor (Vice Chair)

I have lived in Dalton my whole life and attended George Romney Junior School myself. 
I’m a member of the Town Council and represent Dalton North at the Borough Council too.



Our current membership and attendance can be found here 


In addition to the Full Governing Body meetings, we have Resources and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development) Committee meetings. The Full Governing Body and each committee has its own Terms of Reference which the Governors adhere to and review annually.

Terms of Reference defining the purpose and structure of:

The Full Governing Body can be found here
Resources Committee can be found here
SMSC Committee can be found here

In order to ensure appropriate governor oversight of our schools, each governor is designated to a specific curriulum or role and will visit school in that capacity to discuss standards, operation and good practice with the appropriate staff member before reporting back to the local governing body.
Committee Structure

Register of Interest

Our current register of interest can be found here

What is the role of the Governing Body?

The role of the Local Governing Body is strategic; its key functions are to:

Set the aims and objectives for the 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. The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, day to day management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

What do Governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. The governing body supports the head and staff by positively promoting the work of the school, celebrating its achievements, and working to ensure the best outcomes for the pupils. Governors appoint the Headteacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. Governors hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and ask questions to check the performance of the school. Working with the head teacher, governors make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors do not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body. As long as they act within the law, governors are protected from any financial liability for the decisions they take. 

The Governing Body has many statutory duties in ensuring that pupils receive the best education possible. They have to decide on an effective framework (aims, plans and policies) which will enable the Headteacher to manage the school and staff to carry out their duties. 

At George Romney Junior School we do our best to fulfil our roles as Governors. Meetings are very well attended and everyone participates in discussions etc. Where possible Governors attend school events and support the school by assisting on projects when asked. The structure of the membership ensures there are strong links with the wider community.

The governor body is committed to our school providing a safe and happy place for the pupils of George Romney Junior School, where they can achieve their potential.

How do I become a Governor?
If you are interested in supporting our school in the role of governor, please contact the school office to make an appointment with Mr. Reddy (Headteacher) or Mrs Gallagher (Clerk to Governors) 

If you are thinking about being a Governor the following link will help you:




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