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;
  • 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 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.

Governors

Mark Carter-Tufnell (Vine Schools Trust Appointed)

Mark is an experienced Headteacher and is currently a Headteacher of two other schools within the Trust. Previously, Mark has been an Ofsted inspector and a lead reviewer for Challenge Partners. In his spare time, Mark enjoys reading, walking and going to the gym.

The Chair of the Governing Body can be contacted via the school email address: admin.stcedds@dcvst.org

Candida Burrell (Trust Appointed)

Candida has worked in education since 2003 across both the primary and secondary sector. She is Headteacher of White Court School in Great Notley and is experienced in leadership development, teaching and learning, school finance and safeguarding. Prior to becoming a teacher, she was a mechanical engineer at Bradwell Power Station where her passion for STEM subjects was born.
Candida is experienced in school governance in both academy and Local Authority schools and has been a parent governor of her children’s school.

Misha Roughley

Misha owns a bookkeeping and payroll company based in Burnham on Crouch. She specialises in VAT, payroll and workplace pension compliance. Misha has three children, and two of them currently attend St. Cedd’s. Misha has been a school governor since 2017.

Governors Declaration of Business Interests

NAMEROLEAPPOINTED BYDATE OF APPOINTMENTBUSINESS DECLARATIONFAMILY DECLARATION
Mark Carter-TufnellChair of GovernorsTrust01/09/2021Headteacher at St Osyth Church of England Primary School and Mistley Church of England Primary School and Nursery.

Member of NAHT.

None
Candida BurrellGovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneNone
Misha RoughleyGovernorTrust01/01/2021NoneNone
Matthew PortalGovernorTrust17/01/2022Member of St Nicholas, Tillingham PCCNone
Jennifer KempHeadteacher at Latchingdon CofE Primary SchoolEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher01/01/2021NoneNone
Lyndsey WoodHeadteacher at St Cedd’s CofE Primary SchoolEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher01/01/2021NoneNone
Spencer BraggHeadteacher at Southminster CofE Primary SchoolEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher01/01/2022NoneNone

Governors Meeting Attendance September 2021 to August 2022

NAMEROLE20/09/202129/11/202117/01/2022
Mark Carter-TufnellChair of GovernorsAttendedAttendedAttended
Candida BurrellGovernorAttendedAttendedAttended
Misha RoughleyGovernorAttendedAttendedApologies
Matthew PortalGovernorN/AN/AAttended
Jennifer KempHeadteacher at Latchingdon CofE Primary SchoolAttendedAttendedAttended
Lyndsey WoodHeadteacher at St Cedd’s CofE Primary SchoolAttendedAttendedAttended
Spencer BraggHeadteacher at Southminster CofE Primary SchoolN/AN/AAttended
Lisa WebbFinance PartnerAttendedApologiesAttended
Paula Burls – RESIGNATION EFFECTIVE 01/12/21GovernorApologiesApologiesN/A