EAB Info

Simpson’s Lane is a good school (Ofsted 2016). It is a vibrant and inclusive school at the heart of its community. We work alongside parents, carers and other agencies to support all children to achieve their best.


Chair of EAB – Pam Smith

Pam 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 and I became a governor to use my skills to support the development of Simpson's Lane Academy and the success of the students.   I have worked with both staff and students in supporting the constantly improving standards of the Academy.


Roger Dawson - Safeguarding and LAC

Roger 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 Simpson's Lane Academy belongs to the community and students of Knottingley.  The staff members at Simpson's Lane are committed to provide the best possible education for our students. Our aim is to ensure sustained and consistent improvement to build on the excellent results of recent years.


Mick Whittle - Delta

I have been a teacher for over 35 years with experience of leading both a large technology faculty as well as being a member of Leadership of an outstanding academy.  I also have experience of successfully developing academy buildings and facilities so that pupils can learn in a vibrant and safe learning environment. I hope my experience will support the academy during the process of a major expansion programme.

Elaine Lenc - Delta Community

Christine Mayers - Head of Academy

Gillian Wiles - Regional Director of Education

Sam Thompson - Head of Academy England Lane

Andy Cable - Parent


Guidance on the roles and duties of governing boards, and advice on the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be effective can be found here:



Details of our Education Advisory Board's membership and attendance at meetings, during 2014 - 2015, can be found below: