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The Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust

The ultimate accountability for St Margarets CE Academy 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.

Click here for details of the Vine Schools Trust Board

St Margaret's is working in a close collaboration with Bulphan CE Academy and Orsett CE Primary School.   Since the summer term 2017 the local governance for these three academies is delegated by the Vine Trust to the Vine South Essex Hub Board.


The Board acts as a committee of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust Board of trustees/directors.  Currently this is made up of

Mike Simmonds (Chair):

For over 30 years Mike Simmonds has engaged in education leadership, serving as a school governor across three counties and involved in supporting schools, governors and head teachers. Mike is Chair of the Directors of a Multi-Academy Trust (four schools) and other local Boards.

Mike is governance consultant for the Dioceses of Chelmsford and St Albans and their multi Academy Trusts. He author of Church School Governance published by Grove Books.

Gill Holmes: (Vice Chair)

A former headteacher Gill is a SIAMS (Church School) Inspector.  She brings a wealth of experience in school improvement to the Board.

Joyce Sweeney:

Joyce has been a governor in Basildon for many years and served as a chair of governors.

Rev David Idyaio 

Rev David is the Rector of St. Chad, Vange, and Priest-in-Charge of St. Margaret, Bowers Gifford with North Benfleet.  He is committed to supporting schools and regularly delivers Collective Worship.

Laurie Eve

Laurie has fifteen years of experience as an Modern Foreign Languages teacher and spent 5 years on Orsett C of E Governing Body (2 ½ years as Chair of Governors). As a regular attendee of St Giles & All Saints Church, she understand the importance the role the Church plays in the local community. Laurie has two children in Orsett Primary School.

Charlotte Little

Charlotte has a child at St Margarets Academy and before having children was an HR Manager with responsibility for 4900 staff working for a chain of shops.  She brings expertise in fundraising and finance to the Board.

Lorraine Robinson

Lorraine works in a corporate Change Management team, as a Project Management Office (PMO) Senior Manager. She has been a member of St Giles and All Saints Church, Orsett for the last twelve years and has also served as a school governor.

Emma Wigmore (ex-offico - Executive Headteacher)

Gemma Smith (attends as St Margaret's Academy Head of School)


Vine SE Hub - Register of Business Interests (July 2018)
Vine South Essex Hub Board - Attendance Record 2017-18
View the Scheme of Delegation

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