Governance

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.

South Essex Board

MEMBERSROLECONTACT
Charlotte LittleChaircharlotte.little@dcvst.org
Hanli BouwerVice Chairhanli.bouwer@dcvst.org
Gemma SmithHT gemma.smith@dcvst.org
Sally FinchHT Sally.Finch@dcvst.org
Belynda FellowsVine HTbelynda.fellows@dcvst.org
Rev David Ibiayodavid.ibiayo@dcvst.org
Catherine Stalham head@wintergardensacademy.org
Sarah Lonsdalesarah.lonsdale@dcvst.org
Tamora FlowersJuniper ClerkTamora.Flowers@junipereducation.org

Vine South Essex Local Board Meeting Attendance 2020 – 2021

Governor5.10.202019.11.2026.4.2124.5.2121.6.2120.9.2129.11.2131.1.22
Gill Holmes (Resigned as Chair March 2021)YESYES
Charlotte Little – Vice Chair. Appointed Chair (March 2021)YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Gemma SmithYESYESYESXYESYESYESYESYES
Sally FinchYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Belynda FellowsYESYESYESYESYESYESNOYESYES
Rev. David IbiayoYESXYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Catherine StalhamYESYESYESYESYESYESYESXYES
Laurie Eve (Joined May 2021. Resigned March 2022)YESYESXYESYESYES
Sarah Lonsdale (Joined May 2021)YESYESYESYESYESYES
Hanli Bower (Joined May 2021) Appointed Vice Chair June 2021YESYESYESYESYESYES