Governing Body Membership
- Mrs C Epsom (Chair)
- Mrs C Adams (Vice Chair)
- Mr M Carter-Tufnell (Headteacher)
- Mrs K Jones (Headteacher)
- Reverend Sharon Miles
- Reverend Dom Turner
- Mrs D Reed
- Mrs B Gouge
- Mr K Fisher
- Mrs A Hendry (Staff)
- Mr N Kricka (Staff)
Nature of Business and Pecuniary Interest or
|Mrs C Epsom||Chair of Governors||Son employed at Brakes Catering (London)||Yes|
|Mrs C Adams||Vice Chair||Assistant Headteacher at
Manningtree High School
|Mr Mark Carter-Tufnell||Ex-Offico- Headteacher||Mayflower – First aid training – Owned by family
Lindon Training – H&S Training – Owned by family
Kings for Infants and Nursery School – Education Governor
|Mrs K Jones||Headteacher||None||Yes|
|Rev Sharon Miles||Governor||None||Yes|
|Rev Dom Turner||Governor||None||Yes|
|Mrs D Reed||Governor||None||Yes|
|Mrs Belinda Gouge||Parent Governor||Children attend St Osyth||Yes|
|Mr K Fisher||Parent Governor||Children attend Mistley Norman||Yes|
|Mrs A Hendry||Staff Governor||Family electrical business, that supplies goods to the school.||Yes|
|Mr N Kricka||Staff Governor||None||Yes|
|Mrs T Osben||Parent Governor (4/2/2016 – resigned Sep 2017)||Children attend St Osyth||Yes|
|Mrs B Westwood||Church Governor (resigned summer 2018)||None||Yes|
St Osyth’s Church of England Primary school is an Academy that is a member of the Vine Trust. The Vine trust was set up by the diocese and is a multi-academy Church of England Trust. Each school within the Trust has a Local Governing Body (LGB).
The Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust
The ultimate accountability for St Osyth 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 Trust.
St Osyth Church of England Primary School is working in a close collaboration with Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School. From September 2018, the local governance for these two academies is delegated by the Vine Trust to the Local Hub Board.
The purpose of the LGB is to support and challenge the head teacher and his colleagues within the school to provide an excellent education for all pupils, regardless of their background and abilities. As a church school it is vital that this excellence is achieved through a Christian ethos that helps children of all faiths to develop their spirituality. The governors will work with the staff, parents and pupils to develop this ethos so that it is part of the everyday life of the school.
The LGB is made up of parents, staff and co-opted members of the community. All members have to be approved by the Trust and the chair is appointed by the Trust. The governing body meets every half term in the early evening for approximately two hours. The head teacher and staff bring reports to the LGB of progress of the pupils, budget, premises and buildings, personnel matters and other aspects of school life. The LGB scrutinises these reports and verifies them through visits to the school. Policies are discussed and recommendations given for improvement.
All governors volunteer their services and all have to undergo a DBS check.
If you wish to contact the governors about any aspect of school life, please hand in a note to the school office addressed to the Chair of Governors and it will be forwarded to The Chair at the earliest opportunity. Alternatively Our Chair can be emailed via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have skills that would be helpful to make the governing body more effective similarly, leave a note for The Chair.