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)

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

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

Name Category/Role Appointed By From To
R Amery Chair of SPRB Trust Board Appointed Parent 01/09/18 31/08/26
T Craven SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed 23/10/23 23/10/27
S Shariff Headteacher, Carleton High School Ex-Officio 01/09/22 N/A
A Sharp SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed 29/09/23 29/09/27
N Deane SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Staff 20/11/23 20/11/27
M Evans Headteacher, The King's School Ex-Officio 03/06/2024 N/A
D Wilkins Vice Chair of SPRB Trust Board Appointed Parent 17/05/17 16/05/25
R Knight SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed 20/11/23 20/11/27

The Chair can be contacted at the following address:

The King's School
Mill Hill Lane

or by email at

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
R Amery  Chair of SPRB The King's School Education Provider Child in school September 2018 N/A
T Craven SPRB Member WDH Housing Social Investment Manager 21/03/2005 N/A
S Shariff Headteacher, Carleton High School None declared
A Sharp SPRB Member Wakefield Parent Carer Forum Parent Carer Forum Treasurer/SEND Family Social Worker
N Deane Staff SPRB Member PSQM Primary Science Quality Mark Employee (Casual)
R Knight SPRB Member None declared
M Evans Headteacher, The King's School None declared
D Wilkins SPRB Member (Vice Chair) None declared

SPRB Membership & Attendance Summary 2022/23

Name From To Appointed By Meetings attended Out of a possible
R Amery 01/09/18 31/08/22 Trust Board Appointed Parent 3 4
N Applebee (Chair) 05/10/20 04/10/24 Trust Board 3 4
M Boyd 10/12/19 09/12/23 Trust Board Appointed Parent 1 4
S Shariff (Ex-Officio: Head of CHS) 01/09/18 N/A Ex-officio 4 4
L Dakin 19/03/18 18/03/22 Trust Board Appointed Parent 0 4
P Langston 10/12/19 09/12/23 Trust Board Appointed Staff 4 4
D Wilkins 17/05/17 16/05/21 Trust Board 2 4
Left within the last 12 months:
D Pinto 27/03/19 N/A
P Langston 10/12/19 09/12/23
L Dakin 18/03/26 15/05/23
M Boyd 10/12/19 10/07/23
N Applebee 05/10/20 30/05/23