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

NameRoleAppointed byDate of AppointmentBusiness DeclarationFamily Declaration
Mrs T Boothman
(Resigned 31/08/22)
Chair of Local Governing BodyTrust01/01/2021Self-employed Governance Consultant
Vine Schools Trust Trust Governance Lead
Hogarth Primary School SIB member
Wimbish Primary School IEB member
Southminster TIB member/Chair
St Cedds LSB member/Chair
Grange Primary School SIB member
Tillingham TIB member/Chair
Rolph LSB Chair
Wickford PS SIB member
Great Clacton Juniors LSB Chair
St Andrews Weeley LSB Chair
Latchingdon CofE Primary LSB Chair
Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021Board Member and Director – Student CoOps Housing Ltd
Member of Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)
Member of Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIA)
Mrs C Holdaway – Resigned 24/01/2022Local GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneChildren are pupil’s at St Andrew’s
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneNone
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021Howbridge CE Junior School
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021Headteacher at Burrsville, part of the Reach2 Academy Trust.None
Ms B Fairhead
Local GovernorTrust26/03/2021Lead Specialist Leader of Education for the Vine Schools TrustNone
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrew’sEx Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021Director of Mid Tendring Education PartnershipNone
Mrs K JonesExecutive Headteacher – Great Clacton and RolphEx Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021Governor for Witham Local Schools Board.
Husband is a member of another Vine Schools Trust LSB

Governors Meeting Attendance September 2021 to August 2022

Mrs T BoothmanChair of Local Governing BodyAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorAttendedAttendedAttendedApologiesAttendedNot AttendedNot Attended
Mrs C HoldawayLocal GovernorAttendedAttendedAttendedN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorApologiesApologiesAttendedAttendedApologiesNot AttendedNot Attended
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorApologiesAttendedAttendedAttendedApologiesAttendedApologies
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorAttendedAttendedApologiesApologiesAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrew’sAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs K JonesExecutive Headteacher – Great Clacton and RolphAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended

Governors Meeting Attendance January 2021 to August 2021

NAMEROLE07/01/202108/02/202125/02/2104/03/202124/03/202126/04/202126/04/2021 – PAY COMMITTEE29/06/2021
Mrs T BoothmanChair of Local Governing BodyPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedPartially AttendedAttendedPartially AttendedAttendedN/AAttended
Mrs C HoldawayLocal GovernorPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicPartially AttendedApologiesAttendedAttendedAttendedN/AAttended
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicN/AAttendedAttended ApologiesAttendedN/AAttended
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedAttendedAttendedPartially AttendedAttended N/A Apologies
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicN/AN/AN/AN/AAttendedN/AApologies
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicN/AN/AN/AN/AAttendedN/AApologies
Ms C BickerstethActing HeadteacherPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedN/A
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrew’sPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedApologiesAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs K JonesHeadteacher – Great ClactonPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs L WebbBusiness Manager – Rolph and St Andrew’sPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedN/AAttended
Mrs K UmneyBusiness Manager – Great ClactonPostponed – due to lockdown / pandemicN/AAttendedAttendedApologiesAttendedN/AAttended