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 Performance Review Board (SPRB)

Carleton High 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 SPRB is currently made up of:

Name Category/Role Appointed By From To
D Wilkin Chair of SPRB Trust Board 08/05/2017 08/05/2023
S Clarke SPRB Member Trust Board 15/07/2019 14/07/2023
J Cross Head of School Ex-officio 01/09/2018 Not applicable
L Dale SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Parent 19/03/2018 18/03/2022
J Franklin-Smith Executive Director of Secondary Education Ex-officio 01/05/2018 Not applicable
R Gibbins SPRB Member Trust Board 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
D Hardwick SPRB Member Trust Board 23/09/2019 22/09/2023
E Shepherd SPRB Member Trust Board 06/10/2017 05/10/2021

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

or by email at

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
D Wilkin Chair of SPRB Thrybrough Academy Education Provider Trustee 02/05/2019 N/A
National Coal Mining Museum Museum Trustee 23/11/2018 N/A
S Clarke SPRB Member None declared
J Cross Head of 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
E Shepherd SPRB Member None declared

SPRB Membership & Attendance Summary 2018/19

From To Appointed By Meetings attended Out of a possible
D Wilkin (Chair) 08/05/17 08/05/23 Trust Board 4 4
J Franklin-Smith 01/05/18 N/A Ex-officio 4 4
J Cross 01/09/18 N/A Ex-officio 4 4
E Shepherd 06/10/17 05/10/21 Trust Board 3 4
L Dale 19/03/18 18/03/22 Trust Board Appointed Parent 3 4
M Engstrom 19/03/18 18/03/22 Trust Board Appointed Parent 3 4
R Gibbins 01/09/18 31/08/22 Trust Board 3 3