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|
|Mark Carter-Tufnell||Chair of Governors||Trust||01/01/2022||Headteacher at St Osyth Church of England Primary School and Mistley Church of England Primary School and Nursery.|
Member of NAHT.
|Matthew Portal||Governor||Trust||17/01/2022||Member of St Nicholas, Tillingham PCC||None|
|Jennifer Kemp||Headteacher at Latchingdon CofE Primary School||Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher||01/01/2022||None||None|
|Lyndsey Wood||Headteacher at St Cedd’s CofE Primary School||Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher||01/01/2022||None||None|
|Spencer Bragg||Headteacher at Southminster CofE Primary School||Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher||01/01/2022||None||None|
Governors Meeting Attendance September 2021 to August 2022
|Mark Carter-Tufnell||Chair of Governors||Attended||Attended|
|Jennifer Kemp||Headteacher at Latchingdon CofE Primary School||Attended||Attended|
|Lyndsey Wood||Headteacher at St Cedd’s CofE Primary School||Attended||Attended|
|Spencer Bragg||Headteacher at Southminster CofE Primary School||Attended||Attended|
|Lisa Webb||Finance Partner||Attended||Attended|