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A mutually supportive family of academies


Belonging to the family

The purpose of our Trust is to create a mutually supportive family of academies, holding within it both schools that choose to become converter academies and those seeking a sponsored solution.

We were established in October 2013 as an independent not for profit company set up by the Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education. The Vine is committed to the development of effective collaboration with and between academies and schools.

I am delighted to give my support to the Vine Family. The Vine is a strong network of schools across our dioceses providing effective school to school support, rooted in our Christian values.

+Stephen

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The Vine welcomes already-successful schools and looks forward to sharing in the best practice you bring with you. We will support you in maintaining any current partnerships and promote the development of new networks.

We believe that schools, beyond the family of Church of England schools, will be attracted to our values; everyone is welcome to join our family.

Leaders

  • Supportive local communication network
  • Forum to help develop trust direction
  • Professional support and challenge
  • Career development opportunities
  • Access to an established support network
  • Tried and tested financial benefits

Young People and Parents

  • An excellent education through your local academy / school
  • Support for your headteacher, staff and academy
  • Monitoring of your academy’s performance with guidance as necessary
  • Maximize the financial resources available for pupils.

Teaching Staff

  • Ensure you are valued by offering
  • Career development opportunities
  • Collaborative working and training
  • Opportunity to work towards nationally recognised qualifications

Support Staff

  • Ensure you are valued by offering
  • Career development opportunities
  • Well established peer group, training and development for finance staff
  • Opportunity to work towards nationally recognised qualifications

Parish and Community

  • Be outward facing, fostering links with the parish and wider community
  • Provide support and training for the incumbent

‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;’

JOHN 15:5