The Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust

The ultimate accountability for Orsett C of E Primary lies with the Board of the Trust. Through the scheme of delegation most of the responsibilities are delegated to a Local Hub Board appointed by the Vine Schools Trust.

Orsett is working in a close collaboration with Bulphan CE Academy and St Margaret’s C of E Academy. Since the summer term 2017 the local governance for these three academies is delegated by the Vine Schools Trust to the South Essex Hub Board.

Vine Schools Trust Interim Board

The Board acts as a committee of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust Board of trustees/directors. Currently this is made up of

Gill Holmes (Chair)

A former headteacher Gill is a SIAMS (Church School) Inspector. She brings a wealth of experience in school improvement to the Board.

Heather Tetchner


Shelley Jones (Headteacher-Orsett)

Vine South Essex Local Board Meeting Attendance 2019 – 2020

Mike Simmonds (Resigned as Chair January 2020)YESYESXXXX
Laurie Eve (Resigned Feb 2020)YESYESYESXXX
Gill Holmes – Chair (January 2020)YESYESYESXXX
Charlotte Little – Vice Chair (January 2020)YESYESYESXXX
Lorraine Robinson (Resigned Feb 2020)YESYESYESXXX

*Meetings from April to July were cancelled due to COVID 19