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.

Our Chair of Governors can be contacted through our school office: office@howbridge-jun.essex.sch.uk

This model of governance is undertaken under delegated responsibility. For full details see below.

Witham Local Schools Board 2020-21

Howbridge Junior School Governor Attendance 2019-20

Business Interests

Full NamePositionBusiness and Pecuniary Interests DeclaredPersonal Interests and Relationships DeclaredEnhanced DBS
Lisa DaleHeadteacher & GovernorNoneNoneYes
Timothy DiaperGovernor – Chair1.CHAIR OR TRUSTEES AT FLITWICK BAPTIST CHURCH. 2.VICE CHAIR OF TRUSTEES FOR DAYLIGHT CHRISTIAN PRISON TRUSTNoneYes
Marian EmussGovernorNoneNoneYes
Michael HopeGovernorHEAD OF OPERATIONS FOR MORELOCK INSTALLATIONS LTDNoneYes
Karen JonesGovernorHEADTEACHER AT GREAT CLACTON JUNIOR SCHOOLHUSBAND – MEMBER OF MISTLEY & ST OSYTH LSBYes
Rebecca MoreGovernorHEADTEACHER AT RIVENHALL PRIMARY SCHOOLNoneYes