Governance

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;
  • 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 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

NameRoleAppointed ByDate of AppointmentBusiness DeclarationFamily Declaration
Mrs T Boothman Chair of Local Governing BodyTrust01/01/2021Self-employed Governance Consultant

Trustee of South Essex Academy Trust

TiB member at Southminster Primary School
LSB member at St Cedd’s Primary School
SIB Member at Grange Primary School
TiB Member at Belchamps St Paul
TiB Member at Tillingham Primary School
TiB Member at Rolph Primary School
TiB Member at Two Village Primary School
SiB Member at Wickford Primary School

None
Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneChildren are pupils at St Andrews
Mrs C HoldawayLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneChildren are pupils at St Andrew’s
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneNone
Mrs R EverettLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneNone
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021NoneNone
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021NoneNone
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrews’sEx Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021NoneNone
Mrs K JonesHeadteacher – Great Clacton and RolphEx Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021NoneHusband is a member of another Vine SchoolsTrust LSB

Governors Meeting Attendance September 2021 to August 2022

NameRole22/09/20218/11/2021
Mrs T BoothmanChair of Local Governing BodyAttended
Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorAttended
Mrs C HoldawayLocal GovernorAttended
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorApologised
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorApologised
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorAttended
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorAttended
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrew’sAttended
Mrs K JonesHeadteacher – Great Clacton and RolphAttended
Mrs L Webb – Business ManagerBusiness Manager – Rolph and St Andrew’sAttended
Mrs K Umney – Business ManagerBusiness Manager – Great ClactonApologies

Policies linked to governance at St Andrew’s can be found here in the Information Hub under Policies.