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.
In my day job, I am the Executive Director for Curriculum and Learning at the College of West Anglia which means I oversee all the courses at the college on all three campuses.
I joined the KLA governing body as a College of West Anglia sponsored governor when it became an Academy in 2010.
I became a governor because I feel passionately about working collaboratively with schools/academies in supporting young people to achieve their highest potential. The young people are our future and we owe it to them to ensure they have the best possible chance to succeed in their lives.
I am the Link Governor to Safeguarding which is managed by Mrs Westbury (Assistant Principal).
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 governor of 8 years at a local primary school.
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.
In my day job I am an Executive Director at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
I joined the KLA governing body in September 2010 when KLA first became an academy, as a College of West Anglia (CWA) sponsored governor.
I joined the KLA governing body in September 2015 as a College of West Anglia (CWA) sponsored governor. In my day job I am the Programme Manager for Maths, Science and A Levels. This role involves the cross-college provision of Maths as part of the 16-18 study programme and the management of a range of science courses. As a member of a number of regional STEM networks, I can see the development and changes within the curriculum, and the varied approaches to teaching and learning, which I feel will be of benefit. I enjoy ‘live’ entertainment with my husband, whether that is ballet, theatre or music.
I have served as a parish councillor on the parochial church council and enjoy flower arranging.
I attended secondary school in King’s Lynn and worked in the science industry for a number of years. Following a brief career break, had two children and returned to work at CWA. Over the past 20 years at the college, I have worked in Science and Maths as a technician and lecturer and for the last nine years as the Programme Manager.
I became a governor because I am particularly keen on supporting the improvement of STEM subjects within schools.
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 at another Academy in the CoWA Trust.
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
To contact one of the King’s Lynn Academy governors, please email the Clerk to the Governors, Sarah Crowe.
For full details on our members, directors and governors, and those of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, please click here.