Mr Collins

John Collins

John joined the Governing Board in June 2023 as a Parent Governor.


John’s background is within primary school teaching and he has nearly 30 years’ experience, many of which were at senior leadership level. In addition to this, he has worked as a lead teacher in Staffordshire which entailed supporting and advising school and teachers in their development. John has also been a governor in various schools and taken on many responsibilities including safeguarding, assessment and finances within this role. In addition to teaching, John also set up and ran a successful business, importing old British cars from California back to England.


Currently, John has taken a break from teaching and owns a business based in the centre of Lichfield.


In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his two sons, which may mean watching the older one play Rugby or Cricket or playing with Lego with the younger one. His other passion is classic cars and you may find him driving, restoring or researching them.


John wanted to become a Governor in Bishop Vesey after his older son joined BVGS, and he was extremely impressed with the support and opportunities given to the children in school and he wished to take an active role in the development of the school as a parent governor.