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.
Local School Board Documents
Vine Schools Trust Board
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||Member of ESFA Executive Committee and Vice Chair of the Appleton School, since June 2021.||None|
|Andi Jones||Local Governor and Vice Chair||Trust||21/05/2019||None||Wife is the Headteacher of another school in the trust.|
|Lucy Turner||Local Governor||Trust||27/04/2021||Governor at St James’s CE Primary School.||None|
|Yvonne Crome||Local Governor||Trust||03/05/2022||None||None|
|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||Member of NAHT||None|
|Natasha Bennett||Headteacher at Two Village||Ex-Officio by Virtue||01/09/2020||None||None|
|Charlotte Little||Chair of Local Schools Board||Present|
|Andi Jones||Local Governor and Vice Chair||Present|
|Lucy Turner||Local Governor||Present|
|Yvonne Crome||Local Governor||Present|
|Gemma Smith||Local Governor||Present|
|Mark Carter-Tufnell||Headteacher – Mistley Norman and St Osyth||Present|
|Natasha Bennett||Headteacher at Two Village||Present|