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Kirkheaton Primary School is part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) called South Pennine Academy (SPA)Trust.  You can access their website at:  South Pennine Academies - Home


The CEO of SPA is called Jane Acklam.   Jane has considerable experience as a highly successful Headteacher and Principal.  She has been a National Leader of Education since 2009, and effectively supported and built capacity in a wide range of schools, locally and regionally.  As the Principal of Moor End Academy, she led them through numerous Ofsted inspections achieving outstanding in 2009 and again in 2012.  Jane has won national awards for her commitment to excellence in the professional development of teachers, and has been awarded a Teaching Award, as Headteacher of the Year. She has a wealth of experience working for the DfE on the Head teacher Board for West Yorkshire and Lancashire and as a Teaching and Leadership Adviser for NCTL.  Jane was awarded an OBE for services to Education in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.  

South Pennine Academy Trust

South Pennine Academies Governance - Scheme of delegation

South Pennine Academy Trust - key priorities:


Below are links for important information about South Pennine Multi Academy Trust: 

Click here to see the scheme of delegation for South Pennine Academies trust:

South Pennine Academies - Scheme of Delegation

Click here to find out about the trustees and members of South Pennine trust:

South Pennine Academies - Trust Members and Trustees Information


Click here for the annual reports and accounts for SPA:  

South Pennine Academies - Annual Reports & Accounts


Click here to see Memorandum and current Articles of Association from SPA:   



Click here to see names of charity trustees and members of SPA:  




Click here to see the multi academy trust funding agreement:  https://www.southpennineacademies.org/Master-Funding-Agreements/


Click here to find out how many employees (if any) have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more in increments of £10,000. 

Executive Pay Extract from the South Pennine Academies Annual Report


Trade union information:  https://www.southpennineacademies.org/Annual-Reports-Accounts/

Public sector apprenticeship target:  https://www.southpennineacademies.org/Annual-Reports-Accounts/

Gender pay gap report: https://www.southpennineacademies.org/Annual-Reports-Accounts//

Click here for information about partners of SPA:  South Pennine Academies - Partners


Getting in touch with South Pennine Academy (SPA) Trust:

SPA is a multi academy trust (MAT), which Kirkheaton Primary School joined in February 2021

MATs registered office, South Pennine Academies Business and Training Centre, The Gateway, Lowfields Close, Lowfields Business Park, Elland, HX5 9DX


Chair of trustees:  Mr Mick Kay - Chair of the Board, South Pennine Academies Business and Training Centre, The Gateway, Lowfields Close, Lowfields Business Park, Elland, HX5 9DX

SPA is a limited company, registered in England and Wales and is a charity.


Please see Full Scheme of Delegation document below:-

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