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.

Governors Declaration of Business Interests

NameRoleAppointed ByDate of AppointmentBusiness DeclarationFamily Declaration
Mrs T BoothmanChair of Local Governing BodyTrust
Self-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
Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorTrust
Board 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)
Mrs C Holdaway – Resigned 24/01/22Local GovernorTrust
NoneChildren are pupil’s at St Andrew’s
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorTrust01/01/2021Howbridge CE Junior School

Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021Headteacher at Burrsville, part of the Reach2 Academy Trust.
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorTrust26/03/2021Lead Specialist Leader of Education for the Vine Schools Trust
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrew’s Ex Officio by Vitrue 01/01/2021Director of Mid Tendring Education PartnershipNone
Mrs K JonesExecutive Headteacher – Great Clacton and Rolph Ex Officio by Vitrue01/01/2021NoneHusband is a member of another Vine Schools Trust LSB

Governors Meeting Attendance September 2021 to August 2022

Mrs T BoothmanChair of Local Governing BodyAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mr D HardmanLocal GovernorAttendedAttendedAttendedApologiesAttendedNot AttendedNot Attended
Mrs C Holdaway – Resigned 24/01/22Local GovernorAttendedAttendedAttendedN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ms R EverettLocal GovernorApologiesApologiesAttendedAttendedApologiesNot AttendedNot Attended
Ms L DaleLocal GovernorApologiesAttendedAttendedAttendedApologiesAttendedApologies
Ms K SiggeryLocal GovernorAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Ms B FairheadLocal GovernorAttendedAttendedApologiesApologiesAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs D FawcettHeadteacher – St Andrew’sAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended
Mrs K JonesExecutive Headteacher – Great Clacton and RolphAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttendedAttended