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

Vine Schools Trust Trust Governance Lead
Hogarth Primary School SIB member
Wimbish Primary School IEB member
Southminster TIB member/Chair
St Cedds LSB member/Chair
Grange Primary School SIB member
Tillingham TIB member/Chair
Rolph LSB Chair
Wickford PS SIB member
Great Clacton Juniors LSB Chair
St Andrews Weeley LSB Chair
Latchingdon CofE Primary LSB Chair

None
Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021Board Member and Director – Student CoOps Housing Ltd
Member of Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)
Member of Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIA)
None
Mrs C Holdaway – Resigned 24/01/22Local GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneChildren are pupils at St Andrew’s
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021Howbridge CE Junior School
Headteacher
None
Mrs R EverettLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneNone
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021Headteacher at Burrsville, part of the Reach2 Academy Trust.
None
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021Lead Specialist Leader of Education for the Vine Schools Trust
None
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrews’sEx Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021Director of Mid Tendring Essex Partnership TrustNone
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

NameRole22/09/20218/11/202124/01/202207/03/202203/05/2022
Mrs T BoothmanChair of Local Governing BodyAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorAttendedAttendedAttendedApologiesAttended
Mrs C Holdaway – Resigned 24/01/22Local GovernorAttendedAttendedAttendedN/AN/A
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorApologiesAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorApologiseApologiesAttendedAttendedApologies
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorAttendedAttendedApologiesApologiesAttended
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrew’sAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs K JonesHeadteacher – Great Clacton and RolphAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended

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