Welcome to The Vine trust Group - Past, Present and the Future
With foundations set firmly within the Christian Faith, The Vine Education trust is part of the Vine trust Group which is best described as a Community Development trust that is actively engaged in economic, environmental and social regeneration.
The organisation is structured to run an inclusive mix of services and facilities, which respond to the needs of the communities in which we serve, with the Christian Ethos as the cornerstone behind all activity.
Our projects include: property development, managed workspace, community businesses, arts programmes, sports and leisure facilities, retail and market space, town centre management, building restoration, environmental improvement, community transport, education work, employment training, information services, community development, social provision, health centres, horticulture and agriculture
and many more, across the West Midlands and Wales.
The Group is actively involved in partnerships and alliances with the community, voluntary, private and public sectors. As a development trust we occupy the space where the business, public, community and voluntary sectors meet.
In addition to the Vine Education trust, the Vine group has two other distinct social Enterprise and Youthwork subsidiaries click here for more information
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The Vine trust has been in operation since 1989, emerging as a direct result of the farsighted vision of local churches. The aim was to implement a system where 8 others had failed, to create an environment in support of the youth of Walsall who were increasingly seen as a burden to society in general.
For over 20 years the Vine trust Walsall, now a Community development trust, has designed innovative ways of engaging and progressing young people. We have recognised that there are young people of all abilities who might not otherwise reach their full potential in traditional school environments. Consequently we set up 2003 'Second Chances' Independent school. A registered 14 - 19 school that offers pupils, parents and schools an effective alternative that offers a more 'hands on' approach to learning, tailored to students' individual needs and aspirations.
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The Board has overall strategic control of the trust. In order to ensure effective control, the Board has delegated control of policy implementation and performance monitoring to other Committees of the Board and the Board members of our subsidiaries.
The Board and Committees operate in an open and accountable way. We embrace the fundamental need to set high standards of conduct and probity and this is embedded within the Code of Conduct for Members and Staff. In order to ensure that Accord maintains a high level of governance, we have a Governance Committee consisting of staff and Board/Committee members, which meets on a regular basis to monitor and further improve our governance.