Governance

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.

NameRoleAppointed byDate of AppointmentBusiness DeclarationFamily Declaration
Mrs T BoothmanChair of Local Governing BodyTrust01/01/2021Self-employed Governance Consultant
Trustee of South Essex Academy Trust

TiB member at Southminster Primary School
LSB member at St Cedd’s Primary School
SIB Member at Grange Primary School
TiB Member at Belchamps St Paul
TiB Member at Tillingham Primary School
TiB Member at Rolph Primary School
TiB Member at Two Village Primary School
SiB Member at Wickford Primary School

Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneChildren are pupil’s at St Andrew’s
Mrs C HoldawayLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneChildren are pupil’s at St Andrew’s
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneNone
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneNone
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021NoneNone
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021NoneNone
Ms C BickerstethActing HeadteacherEx Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021NoneNone
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrew’sEx Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021NoneNone
Mrs K JonesHeadteacher – Great ClactonEx Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021NoneHusband is a member of another Vine Schools Trust LSB

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