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.

Governors Declaration of Business Interests

NAMEROLEAPPOINTED BYDATE OF APPOINTMENTBUSINESS DECLARATIONFAMILY DECLARATION
Mark Carter-TufnellChair of GovernorsTrust01/01/2022Headteacher at St Osyth Church of England Primary School and Mistley Church of England Primary School and Nursery.
Member of NAHT.
None
Candida BurrellGovernorTrust01/01/2022NoneNone
Misha RoughleyGovernorTrust01/01/2022NoneNone
Matthew PortalGovernorTrust17/01/2022Member of St Nicholas, Tillingham PCCNone
Jennifer KempHeadteacher at Latchingdon CofE Primary SchoolEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher01/01/2022NoneNone
Lyndsey WoodHeadteacher at St Cedd’s CofE Primary SchoolEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher01/01/2022NoneNone
Spencer BraggHeadteacher at Southminster CofE Primary SchoolEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher01/01/2022NoneNone

Governors Meeting Attendance September 2021 to August 2022

NAMEROLE17/01/202221/03/2022
Mark Carter-Tufnell Chair of GovernorsAttendedAttended
Candida BurrellGovernorAttendedAttended
Misha RoughleyGovernorApologiesAttended
Matthew PortalGovernorAttendedAttended
Jennifer KempHeadteacher at Latchingdon CofE Primary SchoolAttendedAttended
Lyndsey WoodHeadteacher at St Cedd’s CofE Primary SchoolAttendedAttended
Spencer BraggHeadteacher at Southminster CofE Primary SchoolAttendedAttended
Lisa WebbFinance PartnerAttendedAttended