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 School Boards 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|
|Charlotte Little||Chair of Local Schools Board||Trust||01/01/2022||None||None|
|Andi Jones||Local Governor and Vice Chair||Trust||21/05/2020||Teacher at Tendring Technical College||Wife is the Headteacher of another school in the trust.|
|Lucy Turner||Local Governor||Trust||27/04/2021||None||None|
|Yvonne Crome||Local Governor||Trust||03/05/2022|
|Gemma Smith||Local Governor||Trust||01/09/2020||None||None|
|Mark Carter-Tufnell||Headteacher – Mistley Norman and St Osyth||Ex-Officio by Virtue||01/09/2020||Mayflower – First aid training – Owned by family||None|
|Natasha Bennett||Headteacher – Two Village||Ex-Officio by Virtue||01/01/2021||None||None|
|Carole Adams||Chair of Local Schools Board (Prior to Charlotte Little)||Trust||01/09/2020 (term ended 31/12/2021)||None||None|
|Karen Wallace||Local Governor||Trust||01/09/2020 (term ended 31/12/2021)||None||None|
|Belinda Gouge||Local Governor||Trust||01/09/2020 (term ended 30/09/2021)||None||Children attended St Osyth|
Governors Meeting Attendance September 2021 to August 2022
|Charlotte Little||Chair of Local Schools Board||Present||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Andi Jones||Local Governor and Vice Chair||Present||Present||Present||Present||Apologies|
|Lucy Turner||Local Governor||Present||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Yvonne Crome||Local Governor||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Present|
|Gemma Smith||Local Governor||Present||Not Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Mark Carter-Tufnell||Headteacher – Mistley Norman and St Osyth||Present||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Natasha Bennett||Headteacher – Two Village||Present||Present||Apologies||Present||Present|
|Carole Adams||Chair of Local Schools Board (Prior to Charlotte Little)||Present||Present||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Karen Wallace||Local Governor||Present||Present||Present||Present||N/A|
|Belinda Gouge||Local Governor||Not Present||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|