Governance Structure

Our school is part of the Pontefract Academies Trust (PAT).

The PAT 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 the decisions itself. Some decisions can be, and are delegated, including to SPRB, delegated officers, and other Trust Board established committees. The Governance Policy and Scheme of Delegation sets out the framework which the Trust Board has approved and is summarised below:

The King's School Performance Review Board (SPRB)

Name Category/Role Appointed By From To
S Kaye Chair of SPRB Trust Board Appointed Parent 17/05/2017 16/05/2021
D Wilkins SPRB Member Trust Board 17/05/2017 16/05/2021
J Franklin-Smith Executive Director of Secondary Education Ex-officio 01/05/2018 Not applicable
R Amery SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Parent 01/09/2018 31/08/2022

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
S Kaye Chair of SPRB BT Telecoms & IT Programme Director
The King's School Education Provider Child in Year 9 01/09/2016
D Wilkins SPRB Member None declared
J Franklin-Smith Executive Director of Secondary Education None declared
R Amery SPRB Member The King's School Education Provider Child in Year 7 Sep-18

SPRB Membership & Attendance Summary 2017/18

From To Appointed By Meetings attended Out of a possible
S Kaye (Chair) 17/05/17 16/05/21 Trust Board Appointed Parent 4 5
D Wilkins 17/05/17 16/05/21 Trust Board 4 5
J Franklin-Smith 01/05/18 N/A Ex-officio 0 1
R Amery 01/09/18 31/08/22 Trust Board Appointed Parent 0 0
Left within the last 12 months:
E Briggs 01/09/17 15/02/19 Ex-officio 5 5
A Newport 17/05/17 31/08/18 Trust Board 4 5
E Shepherd 06/10/17 31/08/18 Trust Board 1 4
J Gough 17/05/17 31/08/18 Trust Board 4 5
K Anderson 17/05/17 31/08/18 Trust Board 2 5
J Craig 01/09/17 31/03/18 Ex-officio 5 5