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.

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Local Schools Board Membership and Declaration of Business Interests 2022-23

Charlotte LittleChairSafeguarding / Quality of EducationTrust27 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2025The vines trust -Governor – Been governor for south east hub since 2017. Currently Chair
The vines trust Director – Vice Chair Appointed Director February 2021

The Appleton school Governor – Vice Chair

The vines trust Governor Local schools Board Member for Tendring Hub. Currently Chair

ESGA Executive Committee Member

Southminster TIB TIB

Gemma SmithVine Head / DeputyChurch School EffectivenessTrust29 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2024NoneNone
Lucy TurnerEducationalistSENDTrust27 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2025NoneNone
Andi JonesMember and Vice ChairComplianceTrust21 May 2019
20 May 2023NoneWife is the Headteacher of another school in the trust.
Yvonne CromeMembern/aTrust08 Mar 2022

07 Mar 2026NoneNone
Mark Carter-TufnellHeadteacher – Mistley Norman and St Osythn/aEx-Officio by Virtue01 Sep 2020
Diane FawcettHeadteacher at Weeley, St Andrew’s (on this LSB from 1st January 2023)n/aEx-Officio by Virtue01 Jan 2023
n/aDirector of Mid Tendring Essex Partnership TrustNone
Lisa WebbFinance Partnern/an/an/an/aTrustee of Evelyn May Trust.None
Edit DaviesFinance Partnern/an/an/an/aTrustee of Carbrooke Millennium Green Trust.None
Anna RyderClerkn/an/an/an/aNoneNone
VacancyEx Officio (Incumbent)//////
Natasha BennettHeadteacher at Two Villagen/aEx-Officio by Virtue01 Sep 2020
31 Dec 2022NoneNone
Katherine HerbertDeputy Headteacher at Two Villagen/an/an/a31 Dec 2022NoneNone

Local Schools Board Meeting Attendance September 2022 to August 2023

Charlotte LittleChairPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Gemma SmithVine Head/DeputyPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Lucy Turner EducationalistPresentApologiesPresentPresentPresent
Andi Jones MemberNoPresentPresentApologiesPresent
Yvonne Crome MemberPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mark Carter-TufnellHeadteacher – Mistley Norman and St OsythPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Diane Fawcett– School Transferred to another LSB with effect from 01 January 2023n/an/aPresentPresentPresent
Lisa WebbFinance PartnerPresentApologiesPresentPresentPresent
Edit DaviesFinance PartnerPresentApologiesApologiesPresentPresent
Anna RyderClerkPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
VacancyEx Officio (Incumbent)//////
Natasha BennettHeadteacher at Two Village (until 31st December 2022)PresentApologies////
Katherine HerbertDeputy Headteacher at Two Village – School Transferred to another LSB with effect from 01 January 2023PresentPresent////

Tendring South LSB Register of Attendance 2021-22

Tendring South LSB Declarations of Business Interest 2021-22

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