Academy Advisory Body
As part of Delta we have an AAB as our governing body. Members have been elected from individuals with varying backgrounds, who volunteer their time and commitment. The AAB members include a retired further education lecturer, business professionals, parents and staff. The Board members all bring their life skills, experience and expertise to support and enhance life within the Academy. The aim is to support the Academy to achieve outstanding status, providing pupils with the necessary skills and learning to achieve the best they possibly can in life.
You can read more about our AAB on our Statutory Information page here.
As of September 2018 our AAB comprises:
Mrs Pamela Smith - Chair
Mrs Elaine Lenc - Vice Chair
Mr Roger Dawson - Safeguarding
Mr D Irving – Joint Head of Academy, England Lane
Miss C Mayers – Joint Head of Academy, England Lane & Head of Academy, Simpson's Lane
Mrs T Bartle – Executive Principal, England Lane
Mrs A Elliott - Executive Principal, Simpson's Lane
Mr M Whittle - Delta Facilities Officer
Mr A Cable - Parent Member and Community Link
Mrs J Jones - Community Link
Mrs G Wiles - Delta Director, Primary Academies
Meet the AAB
Mrs Pamela Smith
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 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.
Mrs Elaine Lenc - Vice Chair
I am an retired Bank Executive and Director. I held senior posts in the Banking Industry for forty years, leading large strategic and transformational change initiatives across two UK banks. I am a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Bankers. I am committed to supporting improvements in the Academy and building great relationships with parents and pupils.
Mr Roger William Dawson - Safeguarding
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.
Mr Andy Cable
I am a director for a locally based charity. I work directly in the local community on various projects, providing youth provisions, community transport and services for the elderly. I have qualifications in Accountancy, Challenging Behaviour in young people, Child Psychology, Youth Work, Safeguarding and Management. I have 3 children, 2 of which attend England Lane Academy. My objective for being part of the EAB is to assist in developing the academy within the local community and ensuring the academy is the best it can be in order to provide a high level of education for the children whom attend now and in the future.
Ms Jennifer Jones
I moved to Knottingley from America and have lived in this community for five years. As a parent I have always felt it is important to be involved in my children's education and to encourage them to be involved in their school and our community.I worked in business management for almost 30 years. I am able to apply that skill set while being on the Academy Advisory Board. I enjoy the work, especially as I see the schools continue to improve and the students become successful members of our community. It is a privilege to be involved and I am grateful to have the opportunity to help our students reach their full potential.