Governance

What do the Governors do?

School governors have three key roles:

  • They are responsible for ensuring the school has a clear vision, clearly understood values and for its strategic direction.
  • They are responsible for holding the Headteacher to account, for the educational performance of the school.
  • They are responsible for ensuring the school’s money is spent efficiently and for the benefit of students.

In addition, to understand the culture of the school and to ensure its values are demonstrated every day, governors will be involved in attending school events, such as music concerts, sports fixtures, presentation evenings to name a few.

Every governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body.

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School Governance Statement

We welcome conversations with potential new governors. Should you be interested in the role please contact Mary Mellor Clerk to the Governors in the first instance, who can be reached on m.mellor@bishopveseys.bham.sch.uk to arrange an informal conversation with our Chair Joanna Davis.

Governors 

Joanna Davis 

Chairman

Vesey Community Governor

Dominic Robson 

Headteacher

Graeme Pallister

Graeme Pallister 

Vesey Community Governor

Dean Carter

Dean Carter 

Vesey Community Governor

Richard Baizley

Parent Governor

Andrea Wesson 

Vesey Community Governor

Andrew O’Brien

Deputy Chair

Parent Governor

Phil Arkinstall 

Vesey Community Governor

Ian Myatt 

Vesey Community Governor

Mahmoda Qureshi 

Vesey Community Governor

Paul Sherriff 

Vesey Community Governor

Rebekka Heitmar

Co-opted by the Governing Board

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Hannah Storey

Associate Staff Governor

Members

Mrs Joanna Davis

Mr Peter Dines
Mr William Potter
Mrs Julie Robson
Mr Stephan Wade