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 J TaylorChair of Local Governing BodyTrust01/09/2022NoneNone
Mr D Hardman – Resigned 13/12/2022Local GovernorTrust01/01/2021DIRECTOR AND BOARD MEMBER STUDENT COOP HOMES LIMITED
Memberships – ACCA , CIA, CFE

Ms C EpsomLocal GovernorTrust25/11/2022
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021Joint Vice Chair AREIAC (Association Religious Education Inspectors and Consultants)
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021Howbridge CE Junior School
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021Headteacher at Burrsville, part of the Reach2 Academy Trust.None
Mrs D Fawcett – Left this LSB on 31/12/2022Headteacher – St Andrew’sEx Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021Director of Mid Tendring Education PartnershipNone
Mrs K JonesExecutive HeadteacherEx Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021Governor for Witham Local Schools Board.
Husband is a member of another Vine Schools Trust LSB

Governors Meeting Attendance

Mrs J TaylorChair of Local Governing BodyAttendedAttended
Mr D Hardman – Resigned 13/12/2022Local GovernorApologiesApologies
Ms C Epsom – Appointed 25/11/2022Local Governorn/aAbsent
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorAbsentAttended
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorAttendedAttended
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorAttendedAttended
Mrs D Fawcett – Left this LSB on 31/12/2022Headteacher – St Andrew’sAbsentApologies
Mrs K JonesExecutive HeadteacherAttendedAttended