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; 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.

NameRoleAppointed ByDate of AppointmentBusiness DeclarationFamily Declaration
Mrs T BoothmanChair of Local Governing BodyTrust
01/01/2021
Self-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

Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorTrust
01/01/2021
NoneChildren are pupil’s at St Andrew’s
Mrs C HoldawayLocal GovernorTrust
01/01/2021
NoneChildren are pupil’s at St Andrew’s
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021
None
None
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021None
None
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021NoneNone
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021NoneNone
Ms C BickerstethActing Headteacher Ex Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021
None

None
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrew’s Ex Officio by Vitrue 01/01/2021NoneNone
Mrs K JonesHeadteacher – Great Clacton Ex Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021NoneHusband is a member of another Vine Schools Trust LSB

Governors Meeting Attendance January 2021 to August 2021

NameRoleDate: 07/01/202108/02/2021Date 25/02/21
04/03/202124/03/202126/04/202126/04/2021 – Pay Committee29/06/2021
Mrs T BoothmanChair of Local Governing Body Postponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedAttended
AttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mr D HardmanLocal Governor Postponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedPartially AttendedAttendedPartially AttendedAttendedN/AAttended
Mrs C HoldawayLocal Governor Postponed – due to lockdown / pandemicPartially AttendedApologiesAttendedAttendedAttendedN/AAttended
Ms R EverettLocal Governor Postponed – due to lockdown / pandemicN/AAttendedAttendedApologiesAttendedN/AAttended
Ms L DaleLocal Governor Postponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedAttendedAttendedPartially AttendedAttendedN/AApologies
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AAttendedN/AApologies
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AAttendedN/AApologies
Ms C BickerstethActing Headteacher Postponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedN/A
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrew’s Postponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedApologiesAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs K JonesHeadteacher – Great Clacton Postponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs L WebbBusiness Manager – Rolph and St Andrew’s Postponed – due to lockdown / pandemicAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedN/AAttended
Mrs K UmneyBusiness Manager – Great Clacton Postponed – due to lockdown / pandemicN/AAttendedAttendedApologiesAttendedN/AAttended

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