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


Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School Governance Statement

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



Dr John Craggs DL PhD FCMA – Chairman; 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 – Vesey Community Governor
Stephan Wade – Vesey Community Governor
Andrew Moore – Co-opted by the Governing Board
Julie Robson  – Appointed by the Governing Board
Joanna Davis (Deputy Chair) – Appointed by the Governing Board
Geoffrey Gray – Staff 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

Andrea Wesson – Vesey Community Governor

Richard Baizley – Parent Governor
Mrs Mary Mellor – Clerk to the Governors

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School
Lichfield Road
Sutton Coldfield
B74 2NH