The Vine Schools Trust is a multi-academy trust and is the accountable body for all twenty three of its schools. Therefore, the overarching responsibility for the governance of the Trust and its schools lies with the Vine Board of Directors. They fulfil the three core functions of governance:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
To enable the Directors to fulfil their responsibility eight regional Local Schools Board’s work on their behalf and undertake delegated local governance of between two and four schools. Community Boards in each school enable local support and provide information to enable good governance.
The key principle is that all three Boards together with Executive Leaders will provide an aspect of governance the other cannot as set out in this chart.
This model of governance is undertaken under delegated responsibility. For full details see below.
Governors Declaration of Business Interests
|Name||Role||Appointed by||Date of Appointment||Business Declaration||Family Declaration|
|Mrs J Taylor||Chair of Local Governing Body||Trust||01/09/2022||None||None|
|Mr D Hardman – Resigned 13/12/2022||Local Governor||Trust||01/01/2021||DIRECTOR AND BOARD MEMBER STUDENT COOP HOMES LIMITED|
Memberships – ACCA , CIA, CFE
|Ms C Epsom||Local Governor||Trust||25/11/2022|
|Ms R Everett||Local Governor||Trust||01/01/2021||Joint Vice Chair AREIAC (Association Religious Education Inspectors and Consultants)||None|
|Ms L Dale||Local Governor||Trust||01/01/2021||Howbridge CE Junior School|
|Ms K Siggery||Local Governor||Trust||26/03/2021||Headteacher at Burrsville, part of the Reach2 Academy Trust.||None|
|Mrs D Fawcett – Left this LSB on 31/12/2022||Headteacher – St Andrew’s||Ex Officio by Vitrue||01/01/2021||Director of Mid Tendring Education Partnership||None|
|Mrs K Jones||Executive Headteacher||Ex Officio by Vitrue||01/01/2021||Governor for Witham Local Schools Board.||Husband is a member of another Vine Schools Trust LSB|
|Mrs J Taylor||Chair of Local Governing Body||Attended||Attended|
|Mr D Hardman – Resigned 13/12/2022||Local Governor||Apologies||Apologies|
|Ms C Epsom – Appointed 25/11/2022||Local Governor||n/a||Absent|
|Ms R Everett||Local Governor||Absent||Attended|
|Ms L Dale||Local Governor||Attended||Attended|
|Ms K Siggery||Local Governor||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs D Fawcett – Left this LSB on 31/12/2022||Headteacher – St Andrew’s||Absent||Apologies|
|Mrs K Jones||Executive Headteacher||Attended||Attended|
Previous Governance Information
Local School Board Documents
Vine Schools Trust Board