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King Edward VI Academy

King Edward VI offers every child the opportunity to fulfil their academic, creative and sporting potential to ensure each and every child achieves academic success.

Governors

Our Governors

King Edward VI Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Jude Hunton
    Executive Headteacher
  • Mark Wilkinson
    Head of School
  • Alastair Dixon
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • David Mangion
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Chris Blanchard
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Annamarie Watson
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Steve West
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Martin Ilesanmi
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Mayowa Olaleye
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Hayley-Anne Bradbury
    Parent Governor
  • Valerie Greig
    Parent Governor
  • Vicky Bayley
    Clerk

Current Governors

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 8 May 2024 Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Chris Blanchard Appointed governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 28 Nov 2021 27 Nov 2025
  • Nothing to declare
  • Student Voice
  • Parent Voice
6 of a possible 6 2 of a possible 3
Hayley-anne Bradbury Parent governor
Elected by parents First  21 Feb 2024 20 Feb 2028
  • Nothing to declare
  Not applicable, not in post  Not applicable, not in post 
Alastair Dixon Appointed governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 26 Sep 2023 26 Sep 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Chair
  • Safeguarding
  • Buddy
5 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 3
Valerie Greig Parent governor
Elected by parents First 18 Jan 2022 17 Jan 2026
  • Owner of Top Yard Farm (Caravan park)
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Careers
6 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 3
Jude Hunton Executive Principal
Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable   From appointment Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare
  • Executive Principal
Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 2 
Martin Ilesanmi Appointed governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust First 16 Jan 2024 15 Jan 2028
  • Program Operation Manager for Microsoft modern life consumer business and leading the Go-daddy Microsoft support CSP project. 
  • Microsoft Digital Transformation Consultant providing consulting service to Jhool Limited on Microsoft365 Product adoption.
  • Leading Tech transformation across slums in Africa.
  Not applicable, not in post  1 of a possible 1 
David Mangion Appointed governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust First 02 Feb 2021 1 Feb 2025
  • Doctor employed by the NHS. 
  • Director of David Mangion consultancy and Keal Holdings.  Foundation
  • Governor at Boston St Mary's Primary School. 
  • Elected Member of Spilsby Town Council.
  • Pupil Premium
  • Buddy
4 of a possible 6 2 of a possible 3
Mayowa Olaleye Appointed governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust First 03 Apr 2024 2 Apr 2028
  • Governance role at Mfos Group.
  Not applicable, not in post  Not applicable, not in post 
Annamarie Watson Appointed governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust First 06 Jul 2022 5 Jul 2026
  • Nothing to declare
  • Vice Chair
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour and Suspensions
5 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 3 
Steve West Appointed governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust First 14 Sep 2023 13 Sep 2027
  • Executive Principal at Bobby Moore Academy.
  • Governor on Greenfields Primary School and Nursery ASC.
  Not applicable, not in post  1 of a possible 2 
Mark Wilkinson Head of School
Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  14 Sep 2023 Ex Officio
  • Nothing to declare
  6 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 3 

Former Governors

Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Kathryn Odlin Parent governor Elected by parents 1 11 Sep 2020 5 Jun 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
1 of a possible 4 Not applicable, not in post 
Paul Gould Staff governor Elected by school staff 1 15 Dec 2022 4 Jul 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
1 of a possible 3 Not applicable, not in post 
Mariana Hunton Staff governor Elected by school staff 1 5 Oct 2021 24 Aug 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
3 of a possible 6 Not applicable, not in post 
Sue Jones Executive Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable   From appointment 5 Sep 2023
  • Executive Principal at Charles Read Academy.
5 of a possible 6 Not applicable, not in post 

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for King Edward VI Academy is Gemma Yates. Gemma can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust's scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team (governance@dret.co.uk), who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.pdf

  

What is it like being a governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

governor testimonial booklet .pdf

 

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

What training do Governors receive?

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf