Governor Statement

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 local governing body is ideally made up of:
  • The Executive Headteacher (Ex-officio)
  • The Local Incumbent (Ex-officio)
  • Three local community governors appointed by the Vine Trust
  • Two parent governors appointed from the parent body
  • One staff governor appointed from the school staff 
  • One local church member appointed by the Parochial Church Council 

 The Chair is appointed by the Vine Trust Board from one of the members above.

  He welcomes contact vie email, telephone or letter through the school office. 

  To download the Vine Schools Trust Local Governance policy click here

Governors                      Date Appointed


Canon Brian Vidler                 August 2017

Vice Chair  

Mrs Maureen Rigg                   August 2017

Executive Head Teacher 

Mrs Julie Sarti                          Ex-officio

Head of School 

Mrs Kirsty Stuart -Staff             August 2017              

Revd Canon Jonathan Lowe      Ex-officio

Mr Nigel Benwell - Parent           March 2018

Miss Cheri Wordley - Parent.      August 2017

Miss Tracy Bonner - parent         November 2019

Mrs Danielle O'Connell - staff     January 2020

Clerk   Alison Mansfield

A term of office is four years

Jonathan Lowe is married to Rev Theresa Lowe  SENCO

Former governors in the last year:

Mrs Helen Bull  August 2017 - March 2019

Mr Oliver Brown August 2017 - July 2019

Mrs L Taylor - August 2017 - December 2019