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.

Click here for details of the Vine Schools Trust Board

This model of governance is undertaken under delegated responsibility. For full details see below.

Governors Declaration of Business Interests

Charlotte LittleChair of Local Schools BoardTrust01/01/2022Member of ESFA Executive Committee and Vice Chair of the Appleton School, since June 2021.None
Andi JonesLocal Governor and Vice ChairTrust21/05/2019NoneWife is the Headteacher of another school in the trust.
Lucy TurnerLocal GovernorTrust27/04/2021Governor at St James’s CE Primary School.None
Yvonne CromeLocal GovernorTrust03/05/2022NoneNone
Gemma SmithLocal GovernorTrust01/09/2020NoneNone
Mark Carter-TufnellHeadteacher – Mistley Norman and St OsythEx-Officio by Virtue01/09/2020Member of NAHTNone
Natasha BennettHeadteacher at Two VillageEx-Officio by Virtue01/09/2020NoneNone

Governors Meeting Attendance September 2022 to August 2023

Charlotte LittleChair of Local Schools BoardPresent
Andi JonesLocal Governor and Vice ChairPresent
Lucy TurnerLocal GovernorPresent
Yvonne CromeLocal GovernorPresent
Gemma SmithLocal GovernorPresent
Mark Carter-TufnellHeadteacher – Mistley Norman and St OsythPresent
Natasha BennettHeadteacher at Two VillagePresent

Tendring South LSB Register of Attendance 2021-22

Tendring South LSB Declarations of Business Interest 2021-22