Governance Structure

Our school is part of the Pontefract Academies Trust.

The Trust was created under the provisions of the Academies Act 2010, as amended by the Education Act 2011. Its structure of governance is constituted under the Articles of Association. The Trust is an exempt charity by virtue of the Charities Act 2011.

The Funding Agreement between the Department for Education (DfE) and the Trust sets out the terms and conditions on which grant is made. The Trust Board is responsible for ensuring that the conditions of grant are met. As part of this process the Trust is required to have in place appropriate arrangements for sound governance, financial management, securing value for money and accounting, and for using public funds for the purposes for which they were intended by Parliament.

This Trust Board is accountable in law for all decisions about its schools. This does not mean the Trust Board is required to make all of the decisions itself. Some decisions can be, and are delegated, including to SPRB, delegated officers, and other Trust Board established committees. The Scheme of Delegation sets out the framework which the Trust Board has approved.

Carleton High School & The King's School Performance Review Board (SPRB)

Carleton High School & The King's School SPRB is a sub-committee of the Trust Board has various responsibilities delegated to it through the Pontefract Academies Trust Governance Policy and Scheme of Delegation.

Carleton High School & The King's School SPRB is currently made up of:

Name Category/Role Appointed By From To
N Applebee Chair of SPRB Trust Board Appointed 05/10/20 04/10/24
R Amery SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Parent 01/09/18 31/08/22
M Boyd SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Community 10/12/19 09/12/23
S Clarke SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed 15/07/19 14/07/23
J Cross Headteacher, Carleton High School Trust Board Appointed 01/09/18 N/A
L Dale SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Parent 19/03/18 18/03/22
J Franklin-Smith Executive Director of Secondary Education Ex-Officio 01/05/18 N/A
R Gibbins SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed 01/09/18 31/08/22
D Hardwick SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Staff 23/09/19 22/09/23
S Kaye SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Parent 17/05/17 16/05/21
P Langston SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Staff 10/12/19 09/12/23
D Pinto Headteacher, The King's School Ex-Officio 37/03/19 N/A
D Wilkins SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Parent 17/05/17 16/05/21

The Chair can be contacted at the following address:
Carleton High School
Green Lane
WF8 3NW

or by email at napplebee@patrust.org.uk

We feel privileged to be in a position of looking for new talent to appoint as our School governors for our School Performance Review Board. To find out more information on what the position entails or to apply, please click here.

SPRB Current register of business interests

Role Name of business or organisation/educational organisation Nature of business or organisation Nature of interest Date of appointment of acquisition Date of cessation of interest
N Applebee Chair of SPRB None declared
R Amery SPRB Member The King's School Education Provider Child in Year 7 September 2018
M Boyd SPRB Member None declared
S Clarke SPRB Member None declared
J Cross Headteacher, Carleton High School None declared
L Dale SPRB Member Carleton High School Education provider Children in school 30/01/2017 and 03/09/2018
J Franklin-Smith Executive Director of Secondary Education None declared
R Gibbins SPRB Member None declared
D Hardwick SPRB Member None declared
S Kaye SPRB Member BT Telecoms & IT Programme Director
The King's School Education Provider Child in Year 9 01/09/2016
P Langston SPRB Member The King's School Education Provider Deputy Headteacher December 2019
D Pinto Headteacher, Carleton High School None declared
D Wilkins Vice Chair of SPRB None declared

SPRB Membership & Attendance Summary 2019/20

From To Appointed By Meetings attended Out of a possible
D Wilkin (Chair) 08/05/17 08/05/23 Trust Board 4 4
S Clarke 15/07/19 14/07/23 Trust Board 4 4
J Cross 01/09/18 N/A Ex-officio 4 4
L Dale 19/03/18 18/03/22 Trust Board Appointed Parent 2 4
J Franklin-Smith 01/05/18 N/A Ex-officio 4 4
R Gibbins 01/09/18 31/08/22 Trust Board 4 4
D Hardwick 23/09/19 33/09/23 Trust Board 3 4
E Shepherd 06/10/17 05/10/21 Trust Board 2 4
Left within the last 12 months:
M Engstrom 19/03/18 04/02/20 Trust Board Appointed Parent 2 2