I am the Chair of Governors and I have been a co-opted governor for most of the time KLA has been an academy and feel passionately about the progress made and will continue to make, as well as spreading the word amongst the wider local population. I work in consumer research within product development and have recently embarked on a freelance career after 28 years with Mars Food, which provides experience in local and international business.
I joined the King’s Lynn Academy in February 2017 as a co-opted Governor. I am passionate about giving opportunities for young people to learn and grow.
I have lived and worked locally all of my life and would like to see the Academy continue the progress made and thriving as a vibrant part of the local community.
In my day job I am the Strategic Procurement Manager for Bespak, having previously held management roles in a number of functions over >25 years.
I don’t have much spare time for hobbies, but do enjoy reading and eating out (although not at the same time!).
I am also a Foundation Governor at Gayton Primary School – appointed by DBE (Diocese of Norwich Board of Education), for the last 8 years.
I became a governor because I wanted to make a difference. I believe passionately that every child should have the opportunity to achieve to the best of their ability, and beyond, in a safe and caring environment. Every child has the right to expect a good education, and being a governor allows me to be a part of the school’s planning and monitoring process.
Mandy ThomasRead biography
My Name is Mandy Thomas. I was appointed as Behaviour and Reflection Manager at Kings Lynn Academy in January 2016. Previously being Head of House for Cresswell for six years after spending two years as a Parent Support Advisor. Prior to this I worked in Lincolnshire and was a Parent Governor at Thomas Cowley High School in Spalding.
I feel very passionate about working here at Kings Lynn Academy, I was very proud to be elected staff governor and I’m really looking forward to serving on the governing body for the next 3 years. I just want the best for our students and welcome the opportunity to support them to be the best they can be.
My name is Val Creasy and I am a sponsored Governor at Kings Lynn Academy and a Trust appointed governor at Eastgate Academy.
I became a Governor at KLA because I believe all young people deserve the best education possible to allow them to reach their highest potential and I wanted to offer any support I could to the Academy as this is clearly their belief and desire too.
In my day job I am currently the Attendance and Exclusions Strategy Manger at Norfolk County Council. I have worked in education for over 25 years, often dealing with challenging situations, which when the right outcome occurs gives young people the best possible chance to achieve.
Governors are all linked to areas of the curriculum and middle/senior leaders. A full list of these can be found here: KLA Link Governance May 2017
To contact one of the King’s Lynn Academy governors, please email the Clerk to the Governors, Sandra Flaxman.
For full details on our members, directors and governors, and those of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, please click here.