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 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.

The King's School Performance Review Board (SPRB)

The King's 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 SPRB is currently made up of:

Name Category/Role Appointed By From To
S Kaye Chair of SPRB Trust Board Appointed Parent 17/05/2017 16/05/2021
R Amery SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Parent 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
M Boyd SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Community Representative 10/12/2019 09/12/2023
J Franklin-Smith Executive Director of Secondary Education Ex-officio 01/05/2018 Not applicable
P Langston SPRB Member Trust Board Appointed Staff 10/12/2019 09/12/2023
D Pinto Head of School Ex-officio 27/03/2019 Not applicable
D Wilkins Vice Chair of SPRB Trust Board 17/05/2017 16/05/2021

The Chair can be contacted at the following address:

The King's School
Mill Hill Lane
Pontefract
WF8 4JF

or by email at SGCChair@kings.patrust.org.uk

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
R Amery SPRB Member The King's School Education Provider Child in Year 7 September 2018
M Boyd SPRB Member None declared
J Franklin-Smith Executive Director of Secondary Education None declared
P Langston SPRB Member The King's School Education Provider Deputy Headteacher December 2019
D Pinto Head of School None declared
D Wilkins Vice Chair of SPRB None declared

SPRB Membership & Attendance Summary 2018/19

From To Appointed By Meetings attended Out of a possible
S Kaye (Chair) 17/05/17 16/05/21 Trust Board Appointed Parent 4 4
D Wilkins (Vice Chair) 17/05/17 16/05/21 Trust Board 4 4
J Franklin-Smith 01/05/18 N/A Ex-officio 4 4
D Pinto 27/03/19 31/08/22 Ex-officio 1 1
R Amery 01/09/18 31/08/22 Trust Board Appointed Parent 3 4
Left within the last 12 months:
E Briggs 01/09/17 15/02/19 Ex-officio 2 2