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 Mrs Joanna Davis, Chair of Governors, or Dominic Robson, Headteacher, via



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