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What do the Governors do?


The governors' role is not about fundraising, neither it is about cheerleading for the school - though governors might do both those things. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Head to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body. The role of the governing body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  •  set the aims and objectives for the school
  •  set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  •  set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  •  monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  •  be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher

If you are interested in being a BVGS Governor, do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr John Craggs, Chair of Governors, or Dominic Robson, Headteacher, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Dr John Craggs DL PhD FCMA - Chairman; Vesey Community Governor
Carolyn Nicholl - Vesey Community Governor
Colette Robinson - Vesey Community Governor
Dominic Robson - Headteacher
Tom Williams - Staff Governor
Hannah Storey - Staff Governor
Dean Carter - Vesey Community Governor
Graeme Pallister - Parent Governor
Stephan Wade - (Deputy Chair) Vesey Community
Andrew Moore - Co-opted by the Governong Board
Julie Robson  - Appointe by the Governing Board
Joanna Davis - Appointed by the Governing Board
Geoffrey Gray - Staff Governor
Samana Haider - Vesey Community Governor
Rebekka Heitmar - Co-opted by the Governing Board
Sukhwinder Salh - Parent Governor
Ian Myatt - Vesey Community Governor
Mohammed Uddin - Co-opted by the Governing Board
Andrew O'Brien - Parent Governor

Mrs Mary Mellor - Clerk to the Governors
Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
Lichfield Road
Sutton Coldfield
B74 2NH


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