Our school is operated by 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 Rookeries School Performance Review Board (SPRB)
The Rookeries 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 The Rookeries J, I & N School is currently made up of:
|Name||Category/Role||Appointed By||Appointment Date||Term end date / Date stepped down|
|M Neden||Chair||Trust Board||31/10/2016||31/08/2022|
|N Ellwand||Head of School||Ex-officio||01/09/2016||Not Applicable|
|M Farrell||SPRB Member||Trust Board||14/08/2012||31/08/2022|
|A Johnson||SPRB Member||Trust Board||19/01/2016||18/01/2020|
|A Sharp||SPRB Member||Trust Board||31/10/2016||30/10/2020|
The Chair of the SPRB may be contacted at:
Care of The Rookeries
The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School
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|
|M Neden||Chair of SPRB||Lloyds Bank||Bank||Bank Worker||07/02/2000||N/A|
|M Farrell||SPRB Member||None declared|
|N Ellwand||Head of School||None declared|
|A Johnson||SPRB Member||The Rookeries J, I & N School||Education Provider||Grandchild in School||September 2018|
|The Rookeries J, I & N School||Education Provider||Daughter employee in school||November 2013|
|A Sharp||SPRB Member||None declared|
SPRB Membership & Attendance Summary 2017/18
|From||To||Appointed By||Meetings attended||Out of a possible|
|M Neden (Chair)||31/10/16||31/08/22||Trust Board||5||6|
|M Farrell||14/08/12||31/08/22||Trust Board||6||6|
|A Johnson||19/01/16||18/01/20||Trust Board||6||6|
|A Sharp||31/10/16||30/10/20||Trust Board||4||6|
|Left within the last 12 months:|
|A Knee||31/10/16||18/03/19||Parent Elected||4||6|