King Edward VI Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.
Our governors are:
Jude HuntonExecutive Principal
Mark WilkinsonHead of School
Chris BlanchardDRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
Chris was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor at the academy on 28 November 2017. He initially became a governor because he wanted to have an influence on his daughter's education but then realised he could make an impact to all the students' progress through challenge. He is also passionate to see the school as the school of choice for the area and not see children waiting for a bus to take them to another school. Chris has served 32 years so far for the Royal Air Force. His good leadership and managerial qualities enable him to effectively Chair the ASCs at Barnes Wallis, King Edward VI and Thomas Middlecott Academies. Chris is empathetic with excellent communication skills and has the courage to give challenge to school leaders and the higher Trust leaders, if required. He has a calm demeanour and is very approachable, and is often called upon to support other academies in the Trust. In his free time Chris enjoys Running, cycling and reading.
David MangionDRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
David was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on the ASC on 2 February 2021. He believes that a good education is essential for children to thrive. As a governor, he feels it is a privilege to be able to contribute in this way to the education of children in Spilsby. David is a Hospital Doctor. He is also involved in local Government through his roles as Councillor at East Lindsey District Council and Spilsby Town Council. From experiences in these areas, he brings different skills including the abilities to analyse, challenge and work with others. David is also a governor at a primary school and has undergone training which is transferable to this role. He enjoys music, reading and cinema.
Alastair DixonDRET Appointed Governor
Alastair was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on the ASC on 21 October 2020. He decided to join the ASC after speaking to another governor about the role whilst attending his son's school performance. Alastair has the assigned governor link role for Safeguarding. He was previously employed within the RAF for 22 years and is now settled into a new career with Siemens as an Overhaul Technician within the rail industry. Alastair has the ability to challenge decisions, to ensure they are in the best interest of the academy and its pupils, a keen eye for Health and Safety, and a passion for the well-being of children in general. As a family man, he loves weekends away in their caravan, and carp fishing trips with his youngest son. He also has a motorbike that is a dedicated track bike, which he enjoys using on tracks such as Cadwell Park, Oulton Park and Mallory.
Annamarie WatsonDRET Appointed Governor
Annemarie was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 6 July 2022. She was Principal EWO for Northamptonshire and was responsible for attendance, behaviour, child employment and licensing. Latterly Annamarie managed the Local Safeguarding Children Board and was Education Officer for Safeguarding in Northamptonshire school and was the manager of the LADO who managed allegations against staff. She recognises that schools have enormous pressure to succeed and is able to ensure that a robust approach to self-evaluation of all aspects of OFSTED requirements are met. She has worked across all sectors of educational establishments including colleges and PRUS. Annamarie's passions and interests lie with the rights of the Child Education entitlement and justice. She is a JP and abides by the seven principles of life. She constantly updates her CPD to retain her Social Work registration and has a thirst for learning.
Valerie GreigParent Governor
Valerie was appointed a Parent Governor on the ASC on 8 January 2022. Having followed her two sons progress through the academy and her daughter just having started her journey, Valerie is very interested in ensuring that high educational standards are maintained and that all the children are safeguarded well and are given the opportunity to fulfil their full potential whatever their background, special educational needs or disability. Valerie currently owns and manages a small touring caravan park with her husband. Before this she worked as a qualified engineer in the oil and gas sector for 20 years. She has experience of managing projects, personnel, commercials, procurement, and contracts. Many of these skills are transferrable to her governor role including working as part of a team. Valerie is not afraid to challenge decisions to ensure the best outcomes. She is an avid reader and loves to keep fit and travel.
Steve WestDRET Appointed Governor
Governor Assigned Responsibilities
Safeguarding - Alastair Dixon
Pupil Premium - David Mangion
Careers, Teaching and Learning - Valerie Greig
Attendance and Behaviour - Anna-Marie Watson
Parent and Student Voice - Chris Blanchard
Contacting a Governor
To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing email@example.com.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or review our information pack below.
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.
- Current Governors King Edward VI Academy
- Declarations King Edward VI Academy
- Former Governor Declarations King Edward VI Academy
- Former Governors King Edward VI Academy
- Governor and Trustee Training Programme 2023 24
- Governor Recruitment Booklet Summer 2023
- Governor Testimonial Booklet
- Meetings King Edward VI Academy 2022 23
- Meetings King Edward VI Academy 2023 24