EAB Information

Governor information

As part of Delta we have an EAB as our governing. Our governing body has been elected from individuals who volunteer their time and commitment, from various backgrounds. These include a retired further education lecturer, business professionals, parents and staff. The governors all bring their life skills and expert knowledge to provide a wide outlook on the bigger picture. As a team they provide support from a mixture of minds for one goal: what's best for our academy and pupils to give them the best learning and skills for life.

As of September 2016 our EAB includes:

Mrs P Smith - chair

Mr R Dawson - vice chair - safeguarding governor

Mrs S Thompson – Head of Academy, England Lane

Miss C Mayers - Head of Academy, Simpson's Lane

Mr D Waterson – Executive Principal, England Lane and Simpson's Lane

Mrs J Dunn

Mrs E McCormack

Mr C Bingham

Mr M Whittle

Mrs L Fairfield

Ms S Olbison

Mr G Vause

Mr A Cable

Mrs G Wiles

Meet the chair and vice chair

Mrs Pam Smith - Chair of EAB 


I am a semi - retired business woman with a background in Education.  A qualified teacher, experienced at teaching in secondary school and also FE, with a degree in Education Management.  A member of the Institute of Biology, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the Institute of Directors.  I am also a qualified business coach and run my own Coaching business.  I have been a governor for 5 years (at England Lane for 1 year so far) and I became a governor to use my skills to support the development of England Lane Academy and the success of the children.   I have worked with both staff and pupils in supporting the improvement in standards of the Academy.

Mr Roger William Dawson  - Prof Dip Mngmt (Open) I Eng MIET


I am a fully qualified Electrical Engineer who has worked for 50 years in the electricity supply and associated industries. During this time I have held several senior leadership positions including, in more recent times, directorships in two independent companies. I am a Knottingley born person, married with two sons - both of whom attended Knottingley High School. In my 30 years’ experience of being a Governor I have seen many changes, most notably, the move to Academy status. My view is that England Lane Academy belongs to the community and children of Knottingley.   Our aim is to ensure sustained and consistent improvement.