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 School 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.

Local School Board Membership and Register of Interests

Full NameAppointed byRoleTerm DatesPecuniary & Business InterestsPersonal Relationships
Ms Charlotte LittleTrustChair2 Jan 2022 – 26 Apr 2025Director of Vine Schools Trust;
Chair of South East Hub LSB
Trustee of the Friend’s of St. Margaret’s PTA
LSB member of Tending Hub LSB member at Chase High School
LSB member at The Appleton
School
None
Mr Andi JonesTrustVice Chair; Health & Safety responsibility1 Jan 2021 – 21 May 2023Teacher at Tendring Technical CollegeWife – Head Teacher at
Great Clacton C of E Primary School
Mrs Natasha BennettEx-officio – HeadteacherHeadteacher at Two Village Primary SchoolN/ANoneNone
Mr Mark Carter-TuffnellEx-officio – HeadteacherHeadteacher at St Osyth & Mistley Norman Primary SchoolsN/AMember of NAHTNone
Ms Lucy TurnerTrustLSB Member with SEND responsibility21 Mar 2021 – 26 Mar 2025Deputy Headteacher at St. James’s C of E Primary School and NurseryNone
Mrs Gemma SmithTrustLSB Member1 Jan 2021 – 31 Aug 2024NoneNone
Ms Yvonne CromeTrustLSB Member3 May 2022 – 2 May 2026NoneNone
Mrs B GougeTrustLSB Member with Safeguarding & Child Protection responsibilityLeft
31 August 2021
Children attended St Osyth Primary SchoolNone
Mrs. Carol AdamsTrustChairLeft
01 January 2022
NoneNone
Ms Karen WallaceTrustLSB Member with School Improvement responsibility
Left
01 April 2021
NoneNone

Local School Board Members Attendance 2021-22

Full NameRole28/09/202116/11/202101/02/202208/03/202203/05/202205/07/2022
Mrs Natasha BennettHeadteacher at Two Village Primary SchoolPresentPresentApologiesPresentPresentPresent
Ms Charlotte LittleChairPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr Andi JonesVice Chair; Health & Safety responsibilityPresentPresentPresentPresentApologiesPresent
Mr Mark Carter-TuffnellHeadteacher at St Osyth & Mistley Norman Primary SchoolsPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Ms Lucy TurnerLSB Member with SEND responsibilityPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Gemma SmithLSB MemberPresentAbsent w/o apologiesPresentPresentPresentApologies
Ms Yvonne CromeLSB MemberN/AN/AN/AN/APresent
Appointed 3/5/22
Present
Mrs B GougeLSB Member with Safeguarding & Child Protection responsibilityAbsent w/o apologiesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Mrs. Carol AdamsChairPresentPresentResigned
31/12/21
N/AN/AN/A
Ms Karen WallaceLSB Member with School Improvement responsibility
PresentPresentPresentPresentN/A
resigned 14/3/22
N/A
Mr Phil HoltonLSB MemberN/APresentPresentPresentApologiesApologies
Ms Lucie LevettLSB MemberN/APresentPresentPresentPresntPresent
Miss Katherine HerbertDeputy Headteacher
at Two Village Primary School
PresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent