Governance

Mistley Norman Church of England Primary school is an Academy that is a member of the Vine Trust. The Vine trust was set up by the diocese and is a multi-academy Church of England Trust. Each school within the Trust has a Local Governing Body (LGB).

School Board Membership

Mrs C Adams (Chair)

Mr M Carter-Tufnell (Headteacher)

Mrs B Gouge (Safeguarding and Child Protection)

Mr A Jones (Health and Safety)

Mrs G Smith

Mrs K Wallace

The Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust

The ultimate accountability for Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School lies with the Board of the Trust. Through the scheme of delegation most of the responsibilities are delegated to a Local Hub Board appointed by the Trust.

Click here for details of the Vine Schools Trust Board.

Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School is working in a close collaboration with St Osyth Church of England Primary School. From September 2020, the local governance for these two academies is delegated by the Vine Trust to the Local Hub Board.

The purpose of the LGB is to support and challenge the head teacher and his colleagues within the school to provide an excellent education for all pupils, regardless of their background and abilities. As a church school it is vital that this excellence is achieved through a Christian ethos that helps children of all faiths to develop their spirituality. The governors will work with the staff, parents and pupils to develop this ethos so that it is part of the everyday life of the school.
The LGB is made up of parents, staff and co-opted members of the community. All members have to be approved by the Trust and the chair is appointed by the Trust. The governing body meets every half term in the early evening for approximately two hours. The head teacher and staff bring reports to the LGB of progress of the pupils, budget, premises and buildings, personnel matters and other aspects of school life. The LGB scrutinises these reports and verifies them through visits to the school. Policies are discussed and recommendations given for improvement.

All governors volunteer their services and all have to undergo a DBS check.
If you wish to contact the governors about any aspect of school life, please hand in a note to the school office addressed to the Chair of Governors and it will be forwarded to The Chair at the earliest opportunity. Alternatively, Our Chair can be emailed via chair.mistleynorman@dcvst.org. If you have skills that would be helpful to make the governing body more effective similarly, leave a note for The Chair.