Governance Statement

Structure and Remit of the Board of Governors at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School


In April 2012 Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School became an Academy Trust School and as such is a Private Company Limited by Guarantee, registration number 07986921.

The members of an academy trust have a different status from the trustees. The members are the subscribers to the trust’s memorandum of association, and any other individuals permitted to become members under its articles of association. Members have an overview of the governance arrangements of the trust and have the power to appoint trustees and remove these trustees. Members can amend the articles and may do so to support stronger governance arrangements.

The trustees (also known as directors and governors) are the people responsible under the academy trust’s articles of association for controlling its management and administration. They have responsibility for directing its affairs, and for ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the trust’s charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public.
The members of the Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School are also the trustees and directors of the Academy Trust and they are known as the Governors of the school. The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Academy Trust can be found here. The annual accounts and annual report and funding agreement can be found here.

All Governors are appointed for a term of 4 years and can be re-appointed for a further term of 4 years. In exceptional circumstances a governor can be asked to serve a further term of 4 years. The chair of Governors is elected for a term of 1 year at the Annual General Meeting of the Members in September each year. The current Board of Governors is composed as follows:

  

Governor Name

Category of

Appointment

Position of responsibility

First appointment to

Governing Body

Expiry of current appointment Meetings Attended 20152016 Relevant Declarations of Interest
Dr John Craggs Vesey Community Chair of Governors 18/05/2009 07/07/2017 8/8

University of Birmingham – Chair of Trustees Support Staff Pension Scheme; Chair of Alta Cyclotron Services Ltd

Mr Stephan Wade Vesey Community

Deputy Chair of Governors; Chair of

People Pay and Development

Committee

09/12/2011 10/05/2019 9/11

Director at CocaCola; Director of

Wadex Accountants

Mr Dean Carter Vesey Community

Chair of Audit Committee; Chair of

Investments Committee

03/10/2012 08/05/2020 8/12 Treasury Advisor - Carter Risk Consultancy
Mrs Joanna Davis Appointed Link Governor for English 07/07/2014 06/07/2018 7/9 Trustee of the Cancer Support Centre; Director at Colouring in Consulting
Mr Geoffrey Gray Staff 20/09/2016 19/09/2020 n/a none
Dr Samana Haider Vesey Community Link Governor for SEN 09/05/2016 08/05/2020 1/1 Consultant at CAMHS 
Dr Rebekka Heitmar Co-Opted Link Governor for Science 09/05/2016 08/05/2020 1/1 Lecturer at Aston University
Mr Andrew Moore Co-Opted 07/07/2014 06/07/2018 8/12

Executive Committee Member of Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce; Director of Bracebridge Corporate Finance;

Mr Ian Myatt Vesey Community 09/09/2016 08/05/2020 1/1

Director/Trustee of Performances

Birmingham (Arts Charity);

Employee of the University of

Birmingham

Mrs Carolyn Nicholl Vesey Community

Chair of Learning and Teaching

Committee; Chair of Head Teachers

Performance Review Committee

13/05/2013 07/07/2017 8/10

none

Mr Andrew O’Brien Parent 11/11/16 10/11/16 n/a CEO of East Staffordshire Borough Council; Member of Burton Chamber of Commerce. 
Mr Graeme Pallister Parent 25/10/2013 24/10/2017 8/9 none
Mrs Colette Robinson Vesey Community

Chair of Finance and Estates

Committee; Link Governor for

Safeguarding

16/11/2007 23/09/2020 13/17 Director of CJ Horizons Ltd
Mr Dominic Robson Headteacher --- 20/22 none
Mrs Julie Robson Appointed Link Governor for Maths 07/07/2014 06/07/2018 11/11 none
Mrs Sukhwinder Salh Parent 06/11/2015 05/11/2019 5/7 Governor at Queen Mary's High School for Girls, Walsall
Mr Parmjit Singh Vesey Community Chair of Admissions Committee 11/03/2013 10/03/2017 10/11 Partner at Eversheds LLP; Non-exec director of the UK India Business Council
Mrs Hannah Storey Staff 19/09/2012 19/09/2020 9/11 none
Mr Mohammed Uddin Co-Opted

Governor sitting on Health and

Safety Committee

09/05/2016 08/05/2020 1/1

Chairman of New Hope Birmingham

(Charity and Voluntary

Organisation)

Mr Thomas Williams Staff 23/01/2015 22/01/2019 7/9 none

 

  

Governors who have resigned in the last 12 months 

Governor Name

Category of

Appointment

Reason for leaving

First appointment to

Governing Body

Expiry of current appointment

Meetings

Attended

15-2016

Relevant Declarations of Interest

Mr

Bilal

Ahmad

Vesey Community

Resigned

07/07/2014

26/09/2016

8/12

none

Mrs

Lesley

Overton

Staff

retired at end of term of office

20/09/2012

19/09/2016

9/11

none

 

 

 Committee Structure

Finance and Estates

Learning and Teaching

People Pay and Development

Admissions Committee

Audit Committee

Membership and Appointments Committee

Investments Committee

Headteacher’s Performance Review Committee

Colette Robinson (Chair)

Carolyn Nicholl (Chair)

Stephan Wade (Chair)

Parmjit Singh (Chair)

Dean Carter (Chair)

John Craggs (Chair)

Dean Carter (Chair)

Carolyn Nicholl (Chair)

Parmjit Singh (Deputy)

Julie Robson (Deputy)

Joanna Davis (Deputy)

Julie Robson (Deputy)

Ian Myatt

Colette Robinson

Andrew Moore (Deputy)

John Craggs

Andrew Moore

Hannah Storey

Colette Robinson

Hannah Storey

Graeme Pallister

Stephan Wade

John Craggs

Stephan Wade

Geoff Gray

Samana Haider

Dean Carter

Headteacher

Sukhwinder Salh

Carolyn Nicholl

Headteacher

Colette Robinson

Rebekka Heitmar

Tom Williams

Graeme Pallister

Deputy Heads

School Finance Director

Headteacher

School Finance Director

External Advisor

Mohammed Uddin

Ian Myatt

Sukhwinder Salh

Assistant Head i/c sixth Form

Headteacher

Andrew O’Brien

Headteacher

Headteacher

School Office Manager

Headteacher

Deputy Heads

HR Manager

School Finance Director

Assistant Headteachers

School Finance Director

 

Clerk to the Governors
Mary Mellor

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Governor Name

Category of

Appointment

Reason for leaving

First appointment to

Governing Body

Expiry of current appointment

Meetings Attended 2015-2016

Relevant Declarations of Interest

Mr

Bilal

Ahmad

Vesey Community

Resigned due to move abroad

07/07/2014

26/09/2016

8/12

none

Mrs

Lesley

Overton

Staff

retired at end of term of office

20/09/2012

19/09/2016

9/11

none

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