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.
Southminster School Intervention Board 2021/22
|Name||Type of Governor||Appointed By||Date of Appointment|
|Tosca Boothman||Chair||Trust Appointed||1st September 2020|
|Spencer Bragg||Headteacher||Ex-officio by virtue|
|Sarah Lane Cawte||Governor||Trust Appointed||15th June 2018|
|Ruth Everett||Diocesan Advisor||Trust Appointed||1st September 2020|
|Revd Peter Begley||Governor||Incumbent||1st January 2020|
|Paul Hughes||Governor||Trust Appointed||1st February 2020|
|Ellie Taylor||Governor||Trust Appointed|
Southminster School Intervention Board Record of Attendance 2021/22
|Sarah Lane Cawte||Attended||Attended|
|Revd Peter Begley||Apologies||Apologies|
Business Declarations 2021/22
|Name||Role||Business Declaration||Family Declaration|
|Tosca Boothman||Chair||Self employed governance consultant.|
Vine School Trust Governance Lead.
Hogarth Primary School – SIB Member
|Sarah Lane Cawte||Governor||Education Officer at Free Churches Group.|
Charity trusteeships – Religious Education Council of England and Wales (Chair)
Member of Essex SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) and Convenor of United Reformed Church Mission Committee
|Ruth Everett||Diocesan Advisor|
|Revd Peter Begley||Governor||Hackblock Educational Charity – ex-officio trustee.|
St Cedds – LSB Member
|Ellie Taylor||Governor||Trust Appointed||Head of School at Bulphan Church of England Primary School (Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust)|