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Governor Statement & News

As a member of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust the school is run by a local governing body which works with the executive head teacher and senior management team to ensure pupils receive a good education. Becoming a governor could be a way of contributing to your local school and learning new skills.
What do school governors do?
The governing body of the school has three main roles:
  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
  • To ensure accountability

Who can become a school governor?
All types of people can become school governors. There are no special qualifications required, however you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed.

You also do not need to have a child at the school to be come a governor, but you will need enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education.
The governing body is made up of:
  • Parent governors, elected by parents
  • Staff representatives, elected by school staff
  • Local authority governors, appointed by Essex County Council
  • Community governors, members of the local community appointed by the governing body
  • Foundation governors, appointed by the Diocese of Chelmsford

Latest Newsletter

Chairperson            Date Appointed
Canon Brian Vidler                Sept 2017

Vice Chairperson 

Maureen Rigg                       Sept 2017

Executive Head Teacher
Linda Taylor                          Sept 2017


Helen Bull                             Sept 2017

Maureen Rigg                       Sept 2017

Kirsty Lewis - staff                 Sept 2017

Rev Canon Jonathan Lowe  ex-officio

Jessica Wood - Parent          Sept 2017


Cheryl Morgan

A term of office is four years

Jonathan Lowe is married to Mrs Lowe  Inclusion Manager/Member of the Senior Leadership Team

Former governors in the last year:

 Becky Poynter Jan 2016 - July 2017 

Linda Hughes  Feb 2017 - July 2017

Charles Godfrey  Feb 2015 - July 2017

Ian Purdie  Feb 2015 - July 2017

Diane Coverdale  Feb 2015 - May 2017

 Duncan McMaster Dec 2013 - Jan 2017