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The Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust,  Diocesan Offices, 53, New Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1AT.


The ultimate accountability for Bulphan C of E 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


Bulphan is working in a close collaboration with St Margaret's C of E Academy and Orsett C of E Primary School.   Since the summer term 2017 the local governance for these three academies is delegated by the Vine Trust to the South East 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-

Gill Holmes (Chair)

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


Charlotte Little (Vice Chair)

Charlotte has a child at St Margaret's 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.


Joyce Sweeney

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

Rev David Ibiayo 

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, Orsett, she understand the importance the role the Church plays in the local community. Laurie has two children in Orsett Primary School.


Lorraine Robinson

Lorraine works in a corporate Change Management team, as 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.


Sally Finch attends board meetings as Headteacher


Vacancies are being filled through an appointment process 



View the Scheme of Delegation