The Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust

The ultimate accountability for St Cedd’s Church of England Primary School 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.

Find out more about the Vine Schools Trust Board.


Tosca Boothman (Vine Schools Trust Appointed)

Tosca has worked across numerous schools in Southend, Essex and Hertfordshire providing independent advice and support. She has been a Governor since 2002. A wealth of experience has been gained whilst serving on several Interim Executive Boards, School Intervention Boards and Trust Intervention Boards.

The Chair of the Governing Body can be contacted via the school email address:

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.

Sarah Lane Cawte (Vine Schools Trust Appointed)

Sarah relocated to Burnham-on-Crouch in 2017, from Wiltshire, where she served as a Local Authority Governor of a community primary school for 7 years. At the beginning of her career, she taught in both secondary and primary schools, but then moved into the charity sector, currently working as Education Officer for the Free Churches Group. Much of Sarah’s current work involves engaging with Government policy in education, and she is an active member of the Department for Education’s Faith Providers Group, and of the Religious Education Council for England and Wales, for which she chairs the Governance Committee. She has a particular interest in Religious Education and Collective Worship, and is a member of Essex SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious
Education), having been Chair of Swindon SACRE for a number of years.

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.

Paula Burls (Vine Schools Trust Appointed)

I moved to Tillingham in July 2019 with my husband of 20 years, Phil, and 2 teenage daughters. It took us 10 years to finally move here but we absolutely love it and haven’t looked back!   I have worked as a Learning Mentor in an infant school for the past 8 years and, previously, in both Junior and Secondary schools.  I am passionate about building relationships within and between schools, families and communities and qualified as a life coach 2 years ago, which I have thoroughly enjoyed incorporating into my working practice. I have been a staff governor for the past 4 years and served in church as a Deacon at Hadleigh Baptist church for 3 years prior to moving away from the area.  I currently serve as the PCC Secretary for St. Nicholas’ church in Tillingham.

I love gardening and generally being outdoors – looking after our chickens and ducks and walking our Labrador Keith!  I also love jigsaws, playing the piano, entertaining family and friends, and laughing as often as possible.