Our school part of 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:
Carleton Park School Performance Review Board (SPRB)
The Carleton Park 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 SPRB of Carleton Park is currently made up of:
|J Cross||Interim Chair||07/03/19||06/03/23||Trust Board|
|J Ayre||Head of School||01/06/18||N/A||Ex-officio|
|D J Leigh||SPRB Member||04/02/14||31/08/22||Trust Board|
|N Loynes||SPRB Member||20/01/16||19/01/20||Parent Elected|
|R Simmons||SPRB Member||20/01/16||19/01/20||Parent Elected|
The Interim Chair can be contacted at:
c/o Carleton Park J & I School
Carleton Park Junior & Infant School
It is an honour and privilege to be the interim chair of the SPRB at Carleton Park J&I School, working in partnership with Mr Ayre and his colleagues, and with our committed SPRB. It is evident that there is so much drive and energy from all involved with the school to ensure each child gets the very best start in their school life and I relish the opportunity afforded me as the interim chair to share my skills, interests and enthusiasm, to build on the excellent work the school has already been doing to ensure continuous school improvement.
Professionally, I have a background in education. For 14 years I worked at Castleford Academy where, as well as being a Science teacher, I played a lead role as Deputy Headteacher in transforming the school into the highest performing school in the Wakefield Authority and in the top 6% of schools nationally. In addition to this, as a Local Leader of Education I have worked for the NEW Collaborative Learning Trust where I project managed a Wakefield Authority school improvement project ‘diminishing the difference in literacy for disadvantaged learners’ across 13 underperforming schools, consisting of 10 primary and 3 secondary schools. From September 2018, I have had the honour of being Head of School at Carleton High School. There I have enjoyed leading the school through a period of significant change, whilst working with dedicated staff, amazing students and their parents. I am proud of the reputation Carleton High School now has amongst the local community and that our students benefit from an exceptional education that places no ceiling on what students can achieve.
I have a wealth of experience and knowledge of school improvement, Ofsted and data analysis, and it is with the knowledge and skills acquired in my professional life that I now draw upon as a member of the SPRB. I enjoy and thrive on the challenge that comes with every aspect of school life and I am passionate about high quality education with each and every child reaching their full potential. Nothing but the best is good enough for the children of the Pontefract community.
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|
|J Cross||Interim Chair||None declared|
|J Ayre||Head of School||None declared|
|D J Leigh||SPRB Member||None declared|
|N Loynes||SPRB Member||Carleton Park J & I School||Education provider||Children in school||2012 and 2014|
|R Simmons||SPRB Member||Carleton Park J & I School||Education provider||Children in school||2012, 2015 & 2017|
SPRB Membership & Attendance Summary 2017/18
|From||To||Appointed by||Meetings attended||Out of a possible|
|D J Leigh||04/02/14||31/08/22||Trust Board||2||6|
|N Loynes||20/01/16||19/01/20||Parent Elected||3||6|
|R Simmons||20/01/16||19/01/20||Parent Elected||5||6|
|Left within the last 12 months:|
|C Burgess Tupling||04/02/14||16/11/18||Trust Board||4||6|
|D Wilkin||25/03/14||24/08/18||Trust Board||6||6|
|J Gough||25/05/14||31/08/18||Trust Board||5||6|
|R Amery||04/02/14||31/08/18||Trust Board||4||6|
|R Gibbins||20/01/16||31/08/18||Trust Board||3||6|